Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Week 1 2017


Wishing you a very healthy and happy New Year! Courtesy of Perry Taylor...

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas time, with family, friends and cake!  2017 looks like it's going to be a year full of new adventures and challenges for us, not least a little gite to renovate.

A quiet start to the new year, so if you are looking for things to do, here are some of my favourites:
  • Wander the cobbled streets of St Emilion.  In the wintertime there's plenty of parking and the streets and lanes belong to you.
  • Visit the Cite du Vin in Bordeaux, Closed on Mondays, but at this time of year there's no queuing. 
  • Head north to Blaye, discover the Citadel and look out along the estuary.
  • Sunday mornings in Bordeaux, you're spoilt for choice. There's the flea market around St Pierre, anything from a vintage armchair to a solitary wine glass.  If you prefer fresh produce, there's a fabulous organic market on the waterfront by the Hangars.
  • But mostly, Sundays will often find us rummaging at the weekly flea market in Rauzan.
What are your go-to places to visit and things to do in the winter months?

Whatever you do in the coming week, have a healthy new year in the Gironde and Dordogne regions.
Best wishes,

Week 1 2017

Monday 2 January

Tuesday 3 January

3 Jan - 29 February : (not sure the date is correct for 2017?) Art Exhibition at the Union de Producteurs de St Emilion

Wednesday 4 January

Thursday 5 January

Friday 6 January

6 January 18h30 : Vernisage for the art exhibition by Jo-Anne Surridge at l'Espace Tourism et Vin at the Grand Pineuilh.

Saturday 7 January

7 January 10h30 : Pliage and origami in Blasimon.  Learn
how to fold with precision.  Free and open to all.


Sunday 8 January

8 January : Weekly flea market in Rauzan

Coming up...

And finally...

Christmas isn't over until 6 January, so my tree is still up until then.  Here's one I saw in a shop window that I really liked.

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