Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Week 7 2017


We're having some wonderful mild weather and now’s the time to set your hornet traps.  They are easy to build and amazingly successful, just don’t empty them out, top them up with more bait, it’s true, nothing seems to be more effective at attracting another hornet, than a trapped one!  Though the first traps should be laced with a mixture of beer, dry white wine and syrup (grenadine flavour is good, but any sweet syrup will work).  The beer and syrup attract the hornet and the white wine will repel the bees.

I'm always looking for events and activities to add into the weekly Newsletter, so if you have an event you would like promoted, or see or hear of something that may be of interest please don't hesitate to let me know.  Take a photo of a poster on your phone and send it over, or add it in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Many thanks for all your continued support, whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a lovely time.

Best wishes,


Week 7 2017

Monday 13 February

Tuesday 14 February

Wednesday 15 February

15 February 16 - 18h : Tea Party in Aid of SPA Bergerac. Held at Cafe Riche de Bergerac, Place

Thursday 16 February

16 February 19h20 : La La Land is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
An Award winning musical. Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt

16 February 20h45 : The Birth of a Nation is showing in VO at La Breche cinema in Ste Foy.
Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer and Penelope Anne Miller

Friday 17 February

17 February 16h15 : La La Land is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

Saturday 18 February

18 February 20h :  Join Castillon Rowing Club for an evening of Dancing and Escargots a la
Bordelaise. €20/person Information  05 57 40 23 68 / 06 07 41 16 67

18 November : A Banquet in Blasimon at the Salle des Fetes.

18 - 19 February : All welcome to a pop-up event, Tupperware, underwear, beauty products in Lamothe Montravel.  For further information call 07 62 80 85 99 / 06 11 99 05 44

Sunday 19 February

19 February : Weekly flea market in Rauzan

19 February : Brocante in Mussidan

19 February 17h45 :  Little Big Man is showing in VO at La Breche cinema in Ste Foy.
Jack Crabb is 121 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunnaway and Chief Dan George

19 February 20h30 : La La Land is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne

Coming up...

21 February 20h45 :  Little Big Man is showing in VO at La Breche cinema in Ste Foy.

And finally...

Spring is on the way, the cranes have been spotted flying overhead!


  1. Great info as always Helen. Any thoughts of expanding into the Lot et Garonne?

  2. Thank you Sandie! If you anything to promote in Lot et Garonne, I'll always add it in.