Monday, 11 December 2017

Week 51 - 52 2017


Seems like Christmas is just around the corner.  The wonderful Christmas Market in Bordeaux is open now until 26 December, and it's not just about the beautiful gifts, this year, the whole of one side is dedicated to delicious things to eat and drink.

There's over 150 stands - what's not to like!  Take the tram to Quinconces and walk across to Allee de Tourney. Find out who is where at the market here.

Meanwhile closer to home there's so much going on. To help you plan ahead for this newsletter I'm going to put in everything I can find running up to Christmas.   As I discover more, or you send me things, I'll update the page, so just keep on coming back to see how it evolves!

Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions, this festive season - have a great time (and keep warm and dry!)

Best wishes,

Weeks 51 - 52 2017

And finally...
If you are looking for truffles to add to your festive feasts, they're available every Saturday in St Emilion.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Week 50 2017


There are Christmas trees popping up all around us.  I haven't put ours up yet, but this is one of my favourites that I've spotted.  Created by the Cafe Tricot in Gensac - I love its quirkiness.

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

Week 50

2 - 17 December: Marche de Noel at Chateau Font-Vidal in Juillac.

Monday 4 December

Tuesday 5 December

5 December : The Secret Curry Club in Dordogne host their December meal in Porte Ste Foy.  To find out about upcoming dates get in touch through Facebook, email or call.

Wednesday 6 December

Thursday 7 December

Friday 8 December

8 December 17h - 23h : Marche de Noel at the Chateau de Portets

8 - 15 December (actually it's 8th, 10th, 12 & 15th December) : Libourne Produce market celebrate 44 years of this superb weekly market.

8 - 25 December : Libourne - Ville de Pere Noel.  Did you know that Pere Noel has his French base in Libourne?  All post sent to him ends up at his office in Libourne.  The town open up to all things Pere Noel from 8 December with activities daily.  Find out more here

Saturday 9 December

9 December : Marche Noel in Gensac

9 December : Marche Noel Bio at the Cave de Nerigean le Noble

9 December 14h - 18h : The Chai au Quai on the waterfront in Castillon hosts a Portes Ouvertes, Wine tasting, gospel choir from 15h30, Mulled wine and much more...

9 December 14h - 21h : Marche de Noel in Verac

9 December from 16h : Pujols supports the Telethon, live performance and a meal. Reservations recommended

9 December 18h30 : Concert in the church in Galgon starts the evening of festive entertainment

9 December 20h30 :Free Concert at the church in Montazeau.

9 - 10 December : Marche de Noel in Pineuilh at the Salle des Fetes

9 - 10 October : Noel a St Emilion.  One of my favourite Christmas markets.  Spread through the village, over 60 stands.

Sunday 10 December

10 December : Weekly flea market in Ruzan

10 December : Marche de Noel in Castillon at the Centre Culturel next to Intermarche

10 December : Marche de Noel in Duras

10 December : marche de Noel in Fronsac (I think)

10 December : Marche de Noel in Pessac sur Dordogne

10 December 17h : 18 of the very best of Les Mirabelles' songs each one chosen by one of the ladies. Be prepared to be captivated once more by the energy, musicality and sheer pizzazz of this ever youthful choir from Miramont. In support of Cry in the Dark and dark Chap Aid (supporting many local and national charities across France). It's FREE

Coming up...

And finally...

So pleased with these little coffee cups.  Just need to smooth them out before they go for firing. Watch this space for the decoration.