Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Week 45 2016


This week, 1 November is a public holiday called La Toussaint.  On this day many French people honour the lives of their deceased relatives by putting flowers on the family graves – traditionally chrysanthemums.  Most shops and restaurants will be closed as people generally try and spend the day with their family.  By the way, even though you might think that chrysanthemums would make a great gift – don’t try offering them to a French person, here they are flowers for remembrance. The cemeteries are filled with colour at this time of year.

Christmas is coming up and there are Christmas markets in the area. If you have any details of up-coming events, please don't hesitate to let me know and thank you to those who have already sent me details.

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

Best wishes,

Week 46

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 1 November - Toussaints

Wednesday 2 November

Thursday 3 November

3 November 19h30 : I, Daniel Blake is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario. Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires and Sharon Percy

Friday 4 November

4 November 18h30 : Art Exhibition by Lisa Georgevail at l'Espace Tourism a Vin at the Leclerc in Pineuilh.

4 - 5 November : Photo exhibition in Montpeyroux at the Salle des Fetes 'Not Females But Women'

Saturday 5 November

5 November : Vide grenier and bourse aux velos in Libourne at école de l'épinette 4 Rue du Colonel 

5 November 10h - 17h : My favourite Potter Jo Mckinnon is hosting an Open day.  Head over to La Poterie de St Geraud de Corps to check out her latest designs, pick up something wonderful and have a cup of tea, or glass of mulled wine.  Everyone welcome.

5 November 19h : Un Chapiteau aux Ecuries - a Stable in a Bigtop at Les Leves et Thoumeyragues. Find out more here.

5 November 19h30 : Soiree Garbure  at Saint Andre et Appelles.  Don't forget your cutlery and crockery - I recommend a big deep bowl! 

5 - 6 November : Christmas Fair at Monestier at the Salle des Fetes.

5 - 6  November : The weekly flea market in Rauzan re-opens for the winter.  To start the season, they're open Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

5 - 6 November : Salon du Vintage in Hangar 14 in Bordeaux

Sunday 6 November

6 November : Toy sale in Sainte Magne de Castillon.

6 November : Vide Poussette in Caplong - despite the flyer, I don't think it's babies that are for sale!

6 November from 15h : A talk followed by a concert featuring an accordion and a clarinet in the chateau at Duras.

6 November 18h : Alexis Vassiliev in concert in the church at Ste Foy la Grande.Entrance €15

6 November 20h30 : I, Daniel Blake is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

6 November 20h30 : Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is showing in VO at the Eden Cinema in Monsegur.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.  Starring Eva Green, Asa butterfield and Samuel L Jackson

Coming up...

6 November 17h45 : I, Daniel Blake is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne
7 November 15h : I, Daniel Blake is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

10 - 11 November

And finally...

I learnt how to make sausages last weekend, so now we have a freezer full of homemade sausages.

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