Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Week 45 2015


What a wonderful autumn we have been having.  I don’t remember the last time we were sitting outside having lunch at the beginning of November.  The autumn colours have been just stunning.  It’s my least favourite season, but when the sun shines and the vines glow with golden leaves it’s not that bad!

There are Christmas markets coming up, if you have information about any events that you would like me to add to the blog, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  I can edit during the week, so it’s not too late if you send it after I’ve posted the newsletter.

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

Best wishes,


Week 45 2015

Monday 2 November

2 –  30 November : Painting Exhibition by Jean-Pierre Fimbel at L’Espace Tourism at Vin at Pineuilh Leclerc

Tuesday 3 November

3 November 18h : Opening of Jean-Pierre Fimbel’s Art Exhibition in Pineuilh.

Wednesday 4 November

Thursday 5 November

Friday 6 November

6 November 20h30 : Choir Concert at St Georges Church in Montagne. Entrance €10

Saturday 7 November

7 November : 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.

7 November 20h : Apero Concert featuring Melissmell.  To see her sing click here


7 – 8 November : Marche de Noel at the Salle de Fete Plaisance.  For more information call Elspeth Holloway 05 53 58 80 84

7 – 8 November : The covered flea market in Rauzan re-opens for the winter.  One of my favourite hunting grounds for that elusive collectable (or crockery set!)  Open every Sunday through the winter, and also 11th November.

Sunday 8 November

8 November : Vide Grenier Enfants at Baron

8 November : Vide Greenier and flea market – Vide-tout de l’ecole at Branne

8 November ; Brocante de la Gare at Langon

8 November : David Olaizola and Friends in Concert at the church in Ste Foy la Grande

Coming up…

Hello All
If anyone would like to place and order for the Tuesday 10th November I will be available in your area for deliveries during the afternoon.
I am doing rolled fruit filled legs and shoulders of lamb for Christmas.
There is also the usual selection of sausage meat, chipolatas and if you would like a Christmas ham please let me know before the 15th November.
I will deliver on Tuesday 8th December.
 During Christmas and up until the end of January I will not be attending any markets but I will be available to take orders for this period the butchery does not require a complete paint job this year so shut down will be not happen.
I strongly recommend that if you want something specific for Christmas that you make your orders well in advance, last year I had nothing left in the cold room and had to empty my freezer to fulfil orders for others.

Kindest regards
franklinwz@orange .fr

And finally…

I’ve come up with a delicious solution to all those apples in season right now – it’s perfect for windfalls too.
One Bowl Apple Cake - This cake is deliciously moist and easy to make.

2 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
6 medium apples
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder.


·        Preheat oven to 180°C.
·        In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil.
·        Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.)
·        Mix together the baking powder and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl.
·        Mix well until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients.
·        Pour mixture into a greased 23cm round pan.
·        Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. It's a pleasure to be receiving your Newsletter again. I was cut off for a couple of weeks when I changed email address and thank you for reconnecting me! The vineyard scenes in this issue are delightful.
    All the best, Gail