Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Week 18 2016


I have such talented friends and this week one of my lovely friends is exhibiting her paintings in an exhibition in St Emilion.  Opening this week to coincide with the Portes Ouvertes the Association des Artistes Amateurs Amis des Arts d’Aquitaine,  or l’Atelier Six A, have an exhibition of their works in the Logis de Malet in St Emilion, opposite the Maison du Vin.

Go along, it’s free and enjoy the paintings on display.  Make a day of it and visit the chateau in St Emilion as this weekend many are opening their doors to the public. Find out more about it here.

Sunday is a Jour Ferie, lots to do, fingers crossed for sunshine!  Whatever you do this week in the Dordogne and Gironde regions, have a great week.

Best wishes,

Week 18 2016

Monday 25 April

Tuesday 26 April         

26 April : L’Omelette a l’Aillet at Port Saint Foy et Pochapt.  Something between a garlic and a spring onion, aillet is excellent in an omelette, but also good in salads, with baked potato and in a stir fry.

Wednesday 27 April

Thursday 28 April

28 April - 2 May :  Interior and decorative arts sale at Chateau Feret-Lambert, Grezillac, daily from 10h - 19h.  Featuring artwork by Constance de Maistre.

Friday 29 April

Saturday 30 April

30 April : Portes Ouvertes at Le Puch, Sauveterre.  This rather nice garden centre is holding an open day with food stands, live music, pony and trap rides and games and activities for all the family.

30 April 18h : The Castillon-Pujols Ecole de Music are in concert at the Salle des Fetes at Chateau de Castegens (behind the site of the Battle of Castillon)  Entrance €5

30 April 19h30 : Apero-Concert at the Espace Cedrus next to the train station in Castillon. Live music and dancing. €6

30 April 20h : Soiree Cabaret  featuring Diamond’s Girls at the Salle des Fetes in Lamothe.  Reservations recommended. €20

30 April – 1 May : Portes Ouvertes in St Emilion. Over 90 chateau open their doors and welcome you in this weekend, to see the full list click here

30 April – 1 May : Not just wine in St Emilion this weekend,but Chateau Cardinal Villemaurine is also showcasing oysters and duck delicacies as well as art and pottery.

30 April – 1 May : Lac des Dagueys in Libourne is the host for the 25th Coupe de France rowing competition.  Teams from all over the country come to row for the cup.

30 April – 1 May : English Book Sale in Mezin. Proceeds to Medecins San Frontieres

Sunday 1 May

1 May : Trail in St Emilion, find out all about it here

1 May : Les Quetes at Ste Foy La Grande.  Not really sure what this is… looks like something for the youngsters.

1 May : Vide grenier and Flea Market at Frontenac

1 May : Flower festival and flea market at La Reole

1 May 11h30 : Omelette a l’aillette at the Stade Mezieres , Pays Foyen

1 May 12h : Omelette a l’Aillet at Saint Philippe du Seignal

1 May : The Floralies at St Meard de Gurcon


1 May : Vide grenier at Lamothe Montravel
1 May : Vide grenier at Moulon

1 May : Vide grenier, flower market and arts and craft at Pellegrue
1 May : Vide grenier, brocante and flower market at Saint Medard de Guizieres

1 May : Vide grenier and omelette a l’aillet at Villefranche de Lonchat

1 May : Vide grenier at La Force

1 May : Vide grenier at Mussidan

1 May : Vide grenier at Lamonzie Saint Martin

1 May : Golf Competition at the Grand St Emilionnais Golf Club see more about the golf club here

1 May 21h : Room is showing in VO at the Cinema Eden in Monsegur
A kidnapped mother and son escape from a room in which they have endured imprisonment for the entirety of the boy's life. Upon breaking free from its confines, they experience a dramatic homecoming, provoking insight into the depths of imagination and the extent of a mother's love.  Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay and Sean Bridgers.

Coming up…

2 May 21h : Room is showing in VO at the Cinema Eden in Monsegur

The young people’s UK charity Lords Taverners are hosting a weekend of events on Saturday 14th May with golf at Chateau des Vigiers and cricket at Eymet on Sunday 15th.
On Sunday the sound of leather on willow will resound round the cricket ground at Eymet  when the Lords Taverners Celebrity team under Captain Mike Gatting and a number of ex England players will be playing against a cricket team from South west France in the first 30 over match of its kind. Everyone is welcome and the entrance is free. Get there early and you can buy a ticket to have lunch with the players and celebrities.
The Lords Taverners party will include Chris Tarrant, Nicholas Parsons and Mike Gatting. Gloucestershire and England cricketer Martyn Ball will be in the party together with former Essex player Paul Pritchard. From soccer there will be Dave Lee who played 115 times for Chelsea. Chris Adams the former England and Derbyshire cricketer, former Derbyshire player Paul Aldred and England and Middlesex fast bowler Sport Price will be there. Television presenter Jonnie Irwin, well known for his Place in the Sun and Escape to the Country programmes, will be in the party.
You can have lunch with the stars, Euro 15 each, but better book at as we only have 200 seats for lunch.
Cricket - Sunday 15th May 10.30am at Eymet in aid of Lords Taverners. The ground is behind the Carrefour supermarket, turn at the lights. Please come, Sunday 15th will be a fun day.

And finally…

Can you help me please?  I was asked by guests in one of the holiday homes we manage, where they could go for a Truffling adventure.  I’m looking for any information you may have, any opportunities you know about to discover more about this hidden treasure, how it grows, how you find it, training the dogs (or the pigs) and using it in recipes.  Anything really, related to 

All information gratefully received.  Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Helen
    Our friend Christophe Meynard was nominated as the best trufficulteur in the Gironde last year. He is on
    and his number is
    06 33 63 29 73
    Hope this helps
    All the Best
    Janet Moorhouse