Wednesday, 28 September 2016

week 40 2016


Thank you for the information I received about Macmillan Coffee Mornings/afternoons/cake offs!

This Friday Judith is hosting one in St Meard de Gurcon in the afternoon and in October Restaurant Nostalgair in Levignac de Guyenne is  hosting a morning event.
If you hear of any others, please don't hesitate to get in touch, thank you.

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.
Best wishes,

Week 40 2016

Monday 26 September

Tuesday 27 September

Wednesday 28 September

28 September 20h15 : Goodfellas is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.
A Classic from 1990 starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci. Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Thursday 29 September

Friday 30 September

30 September 14h30 - 18h : Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer care hosted by Judith at La Floque St Méard de Gurçon 24610 Telephone:  055 35 87 825

30  September 16h : Goodfellas is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

30 September 21h : Le Huitrieme Jour is showing at the Salle Cascante in Castillon

30 September - 2 October : Le bon gout d'Aquitaine at Avenue Thiers, Bordeaux Bastide.

30 September - 5 October : Art exhibition at the church in Cayac

Saturday 1 October

Throughout the month of October La Manivelle in Eynesse is holding metal workshops.  Check out their page on Facebook to get an idea of their work.

1-2 October : Fete de la Moto in St Avit St Nazaire, all things motor related and a vide grenier on Sunday.

1 - 16 October : Salon D'Automne in St Emilion

Sunday 2 October

2 October : Vide grenier at St Avit St Nazaire

2 October : Vide grenier at Montpon Menesterol

2 October : Vide grenier in Creon

2 October 20h30 : Goodfellas is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

Coming up...

4 October  15h: Goodfellas is showing in VO at the Grandecran in Libourne.

And finally...

Who needs a cruise ship when you have your own £225 million yacht with a sinister submarine front and you are Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko? See arriving in Bordeaux on Sunday 25 September. Thank you LM for this picture - did you get invited aboard?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Week 39 2016


The fireworks in St Emilion for the annual Nuit du Patrimoine were just super!  Perhaps it's better to be a little way out of the village and watch the whole show from the vineyards?

I've been asked about the Macmillan Coffee Morning by a few people and I'm looking to support a local one.  If you know of someone who is running one this year, please let me know so that we can follow in the great cause against cancer and support those in need.

The sun continues to shine, whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great week!

Best wishes,

Week 39

Monday 19 September

Tuesday 20 September

Wednesday 21 September

Thursday 22 September

22 -23 - 24 - 25 September : Painting and Sculpture Exhibition in Civrac Sur Dordogne (mind the new traffic calming measures on the road in to the village from Castillon!)

Friday 23 September

23 September 21h : Watch Untouchables at the Salle Cascante in Castillon

23 September 20h30 : La Grande Voix Russe  - Valery Orlov in concert at Eglise Saint Jean in Libourne

Saturday 24 September

24 September 9h30 - 15h : The Great Phoenix Book Fair - Campsegret 24140 in the Salle Municipale

A message from the Book Team:
We're hoping to see you once again.
There will be again more than 20.000 books for sale, all from one euro. The Phoenix Catering team is also ready to spoil you with lots of home-made goodies.
The categories (military)History, Cookery, Gardening, Sewing and Crime are very well stocked. The fiction is, as usual sorted in alphabetical order to make your search easier. The dvds and cds are also categorised. We will also be introducing our new Phoenix Christmas Cards and will have more than 1000 other greeting cards for all occasions!
So come and stock up for the winter!!
For the bakers amongst you - we'd love you to bake something for the day that we can sell, scones, cakes, loaves, quiches, tarts, samosas, muffins or cupcakes - everything is welcome. Please let us know if possible if you'll help and what you'll be making. There'll be someone at the main cash desk to meet you. Thank you!!
Tombola - any useful but unwanted gifts would be very welcome for our Tombola. Also large or small fluffy animals.
Thank you and see you there!
For further information please contact Christine by emailing:

24 September 17h30 : Samedis de Gensac et de Cabara.  This September conference theme : Synagogues, eglises et mosques dans l'Espagne des trois religions.

24 September 18h : Mozaic Jazz Band at Aubeterre in the Place de l'Eglise Monolithe

24 September : Concert at Le Gensake in Gensas featuring Paola Vera's Triosophy

24 - 25 September : Artisan's D'Art in a range of venues throughout St Emilion

Sunday 25 September

25 September : Vide grenier des Ecoles at Cantenac

25 September : Brocante Vide Grenier at Montpon Menesterol

25 September : Vide Grenier at Moulon/ Gueyrosse

25 September : Vide grenier & Marche artisanal at Saint Aubin de Branne

25 September : Blasimon School of Music Open Day.

25 September : Vide grenier, Marche des Puces at La Sauve

25 September : Les Puces de la Bastide at Ste Foy la Grande

25 September 15h30 : Organ concert by Uriel Valadeau at the Collegiate Church, St Emilion

Coming up...

And finally...

You don't know what you'll see when you head into St Emilion in the early morning!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Week 38 2016


Castillon is still sporting the Battle colours and was full of life on Monday.  Produce in all shapes and sizes.  There's not many places you can buy rabbit as fresh as this!
As local Farmer's markets go, I think Castillon's carries the traditions well.

Talking of Traditions, this weekend is the Journees and Nuit du Patrimoine (Heritage days and nights) where monuments throughout France are open to the public for free, and there is always a magnificent music and firework show in St Emilion.  Make your way to the centre of the village and you will have a treat of a free display starting at around 22h.

Whatever you do this week, keep dry and have a great time in the Gironde and Dordogne regions.

Best wishes,

Week 38

Monday 12 September

12 September  - 2 October : Go and try your hand at Golf.  Chateau de Vigiers invites you to give it a

Tuesday 13 September
13 September 20h30 : Les Grandes Heures de Saint Emilion holds a concert at Chateau Angelus. For reservations for this and other concerts coming up go here

Wednesday 14 September

Thursday 15 September

Friday 16 September

16 September 21h : Open Air Cinema in Castillon showing La Famille Belier at Place Marcel Jouanno.  Take your own chairs!


Saturday 17 September

17 September : 17h30 Free Show featuring Zou and Percussions Corporelles.  Music made without instruments - just with body parts in Naujan et Postiac

17 - 18 September : Les Journees du Patrimoine! Heritage Weekend.  Plenty to do in the region celebrating the local heritage.  Here's some events, but most villages have something going on, and most historic buildings and monuments will be open to the public. 

Sunday 18 September

18 September : 18th Brocante Vide Grenier in Baron

18 September : Brocante vide grenier in Sauveterre

18 September : Vide Grenier in Libourne

18 September : La Gerbebaude des Cremants at the Cave de St Pay de Castets.  A Gerbebaude is the celebration for the end of a wine harvest.

Coming up...

And finally...

Spotted in a friend's garden - a one day flower... and not one, but two! My lucky day!