Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Week 43 2015

Hot air balloons over St Emilion

I love hot air balloons and have tried countless times to see the balloon festival in St Emilion.

This year I was lucky.  I had an early check-out in St Emilion and was in the garden of the property as the balloons went sailing overhead, having taken off from Chateau Haut Sarpe.  The balloons floated over the roof tops in the almost still morning air.

I’ve been in a balloon once – it was magical, and I’d love to do it again.

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.

Best wishes,

It flew right over the house...

Week 43 2015

Monday 19 October

Tuesday 20 October

Wednesday 21 October

Thursday 22 October

22 October 19h30 :Irrational Man is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.  Directed by Woody Allen, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey

22 October 20h30 : Quiz night at La Cave des Chevaliers in Villefranch de Longchat.

Friday 23 October

23 October 16h15 :Irrational Man is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

On October 23rd, Chateau Haut Sarpe will host the next piano recital of Gayane Liebe-Petrosyan at 8:00 PM.
Gayane is an artist, some of you have enjoyed the talent at the concert she gave in June 2014 to the Rotary Club of Saint-Emilion to ESOG. Born in Armenia, she made all her piano training at the upper music conservatory in Yerevan where she naturally became professor in charge of the training of singers and opera singers, while pursuing her solo career.

On the program:

- Around 7:30 PM Visit the cellars of Upper Sarpe is scheduled before the concert
- Around 8:00 PM: Piano Recital of Liebe - Petrosyan Gayane
- Around 9:30 PM : Wine tasting of the castle after the concert

To book :
Send an email with your name and the desired number of seats at the following email address:
The hall is planned for up to 200 seats.
Saturday 24 October

24 October : Brocante and Vide Grenier at Galgon

24 October : Phoenix Book Fair at the Salle Municipale in Campsegret

24 October : Marche aux fleures d’automne at the school in St Pey de Castets

24 October : Repas Crepes lunch and evening at the Restaurant la Melee in Flaujagues

24 – 25 October : Fete du Vin Nouveau & de la brocante in the famous antique street Rue Notre Dame in Bordeaux

24 – 25 October : Portes Ouvertes .  Fronsac Chateaux open their doors to the public this weekend.  Find out more here


24 – 25 October : Did you know there is a Saffron Farm nearby?  To discover all about this luxurious spice visit the farm in Nérigean and enjoy their open weekend here

Sunday 25 October

25 October : Brocante Vide Grenier St Martin at Flaujagues

25 October : Les Puces de la Bastide in the centre of Ste Foy la Grande

25 October 14h : Quine (Bingo) at the Foyer Municipal de Port Ste Foy.  Run by the Ste Foy Lions Club,
so gather up a group of friends and practice your French numbers – you might even win a prize! (do ‘legs eleven’ and ‘two little ducks’ translate?)

25 October 20h30 :Irrational Man is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

Coming up…

27 October 16h15 :Irrational Man is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne. (2 for 1 for Orange customers today)

PORTES OUVERTES at La Poterie de St. Géraud Saturday 7th November 10am - 6pm
Mulled wine, cakes and pots! Everyone  welcome. Bring family and friends! Lots of Christmas gift ideas.

And finally…

Don’t forget the clocks go back this weekend on Saturday night.

The time changes on October 25 at 2:00 am which means you'll have a shorter night out, but an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning. To remember which way to set your watch, there's a useful mnemonic: “spring forward, fall back”

It’s not such an old system, in fact it was an Englishman, William Willet, who first suggested it in 1907, but it didn’t actually start until the Germans accepted the idea in 1916. 

France hasn’t always been 1 hour ahead of GMT, initially in 1911 France adopted the same time at Greenwich, but during the occupation in 1940 it assumed the German time zone. Following the end of the war, it returned to Greenwich time.
All change again in 1975 when the president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing , prompted by the extremely high petrol prices, moved the clocks forward 2 hours in spring and then back 1 in autumn and thus bringing us to our present day time zone.

Since 1998 the dates for changing the clocks throughout Europe were harmonised.

To read more about this, see the article from the Telegraph here

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