Monday, 18 November 2013

Week 47 2013


During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Guys then start Movember 1st with a clean-shaven face and for the remainder of the month dedicate themselves to growing a fine moustache.

Once again our boys have taken up the challenge of cultivating some facial topiary.  If you would like to find out more about the cause and how you can make a donation please go to

In the meantime, wrap up warm and enjoy the events that are happening in the Gironde and 
Dordogne regions.

Best wishes,


Week 47 2013

Monday 18 November

Tuesday 19 November

Wednesday 20 November

20 November : The autumn annual fair in the Centre of Ste Foy.

20 – 23 November : Photographic Exhibition at the Salle de Cascante in Castillon on the theme of
Women in the Countryside.

Thursday 21 November

Friday 22 November

22 November : Chateau Les Vigiers hosts the Swing Berries 4tet for an evening of Swing.  For more details

Saturday 23 November

23 November : Guitarist DAN JONES is in Concert at the Restaurant La Poutre at Beaupouyet, playing classical music from around the world. 
Please remember to reserve at the restaurant.  Beaupouyet is just South of the N89 between Montpon and Mussidan.


Sat 23rd Nov  10 - 5 and Sunday 24th Nov. 10 - 4.
The 'Association Artists et Artisans Dordogne Sud' (AAADS) is a fairly new association formed to support local artisans/artists in providing an outlet for their work. It is a main objective of the association to encourage new artisans/artists who can be a little wary for many reasons to start exhibiting their products. I am pleased to say that we have some new and exciting exhibitors displaying things ideal for Xmas presents alongside some of our favourite exhibitors. Please find time to pop in and see us at l'Orangerie on  Refreshments and delicious food prepared by 'Bonnie' will be available all day. The Orangerie is in the Rue Lakanal which is the road behind the Tourist Office near to the Clinic Pasteur. Many thanks.
John Williams
President AAADS

 23 - 24 November 14h - 17h : If you are a keen knitter (or want to become one) then why not visit Joyce and have a look at the wools that she has in stock.You can pick up all the yarns you need for your winter projects. Check out her web site at

23 November 16h : Inside Llewyn Davis is showing in VO at La Breche cinema in Ste Foy.
Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles -- some of them of his own making.  Starring  Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman

Sunday 24 November – Stir up Sunday 

24 November : Weekly Marche des Puces in Rauzan

24 November : All things musical at the Vide Grenier in Branne.

24 November : Marche de Noel at St Magne de Castillon

24 November 15h30 : a choir concert in the Church at Coursac (just South of the A89, 5 minutes east of St Astier)  See the poster and the details of the charity who will benefit from the proceeds of the day.


Coming up…

And finally…

Fruit ready to soak overnight...
Stir up Sunday is traditionally the last Sunday before advent and it’s the day when families get together to make the Christmas pudding and Christmas cake.  Historically the whole family would take it in turns to stir the cake and make a wish and the recipes were often handed down through the generations.
I love a good tradition, but I never make the same recipe twice and this year I even got the date wrong… I made our cake last weekend!  It just means that it has extra time for the flavours to develop (and with any luck I shall feed it with Sherry and extra time!)
To see the recipe I chose for this year go to  
Let's get ready to stir...

Finally, out of the oven.


  1. Wow that looks delicious. I am inspired.

  2. That looks wonderful and I'm inspired to eat it, rather than cook it! Well done, the cooks of this world.

  3. Thank you! I'll let you know how it tastes...