Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Week 44 2018


You may have seen the chrysanthemums in all the nurseries.  1st November is La Toussaint (All Saints Day) which is one of France’s public holidays.  It’s a day when the French remember their families and will travel to put flowers on the graves of their loved ones.  Not any old flower, tradition dictates chrysanthemums.

The cemetery in Mouliets et Villemartin.

La Toussaint falls on a Thursday this year and many families will gather together for a family meal.  It generally falls during the school holidays too. Finally, don’t forget to check your local shops as many will be closed.

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

Best wishes,

Week 44

27 October  - 11 November : Funfair in Libourne at the Place de la Caserne Lamarque.

Monday 29 October

Tuesday 30 October

Wednesday 31 October - Hallowe'en!  Dress up and get out there - here's some options!

Thursday 1 November - La Toussaint national holiday.  Shops may be open in the morning, but not businesses and pretty much everything will be closed in the afternoon.

Friday 2 November

2 - 29 November : Expo D'Art by Brushstrokes in the Tourist Office in Riberac

Saturday 3 November

3 November 10h - 15h : Autumn Fair at Le Petit Cafe, Serres et Montguyard, Eymet

3 November : The fabulous Studio Potter Joanna Mckinnon opens her studio doors in St Geraud de Corps and welcomes all.  Plenty of Christmas gift ideas made by this lovely lady!

Sunday 4 November

4 November : Winter weekly flea market in Rauzan starts this weekend. 

Coming up...

And finally...

The Maison des Artisans in Sauveterre are delighted to welcome 3 new members and expanding the shop floor into a second area.

Introducing Francoise and her unique handmade clothes, hats and accessories, Arta and her beautiful knitwear made from luxurious mohair, silks and cottons and Caroline who uses natural dyes - predominantly indigo, to create her accessories for the home and the wardrobe!

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10h - 12h30 and 14h30 - 18h30.  Come and visit, one of us will be there and delighted to welcome you. (Most of us can speak English too!)

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Week 43 2018

Last Sunday took us to St Seurin sur l'Isle (we had completely forgotten about the weekly Sunday market) to see the photo exhibition.

Over 30 different photographers took part in the exhibition, and there were cameras old and new on display too.

I'm lookng out to list Christmas markets, so if you have on near you, or hear of one you would like to recommend, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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

Week 24 2018

Monday 22 October

Tuesday 23 October

Wednesday 24 October

Thursday 25 October

Friday 26 October

26 - 27 - 28 October : A performance of 'Knock' at the Theatre de L'Epinette in Libourne

Saturday 27 October

27 October : Portes Ouvertes in Fronsac

27 October 19h30 : Soiree d'automne at Lamothe Montravel

27 October 19h30 : Le Football Club in Pineuilh hosts a dinner dance.

 27 October 20h30 : Country Dance the night away in St Seurin sur l'Isle.

27 - 28 October : Take a trip on the Dordogne leaving from Libourne Ponton des Deaux Tours.  Reservations necessary via the Libourne Tourist Office.

27 - 28 October : Salon de L'Oiseau  at the Salle des Fetes in St Magne de Castillon

27 October - 11 November : The funfair comes to town in Libourne

Sunday 28 October

28 October : Brocante de la St Martin in Flaujagues.

28 October : Annual Vide grenier Foire aux puces in Galgon

28 October : Weekly Vide grenier at Avenue de la Roudet, La Bordette in Libourne

28 October : Last Puces de la Bastide in Ste Foy until next April.

28 October : Vide Grenier in Lugon et l'Isle du Carney

28 October 14h30 : Guided visit to the Commanderie Hospitaliers in Villemartin.

28 October 14h30 : Tea Dance in Castillon

28 October 15h30 : Take the Halowe'en train in Guitres

Coming up...

And finally...

Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend.  Clocks go back 1 hour on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Week 42 2018


The sun shone in Rauzan last Friday as we browsed the stands.

And we found a bargain or 2!

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

Best wishes,

Week 42

Monday 15 October

Tuesday 16 October

Wednesday 17 October

Thursday 18 October

18 - 21 October : 8th Hot Air balloon festival in St Emilion. Find the full programme here.

18 October - 10 November : Exhibition on the Great War - 14-18 at the Bibliotheque in Ste Foy la Grande.

Friday 19 October

19 - 21 October : Vide ta Chambre (empty your bedroom) at the Salle des Fetes in Montpeyroux

Saturday 20 October

20 October 10 - 18h : First of a series of workshops at La Manivelle in Eynesse

20 October : Live music by Stephensen at the Orge & Houblon beer bar in Castillon
20 October : Rhythm'n'Blues, Rockabilly and 70s rock in Eynesse at La Bergerie

20 October 20h : Dinner Dance in Porte Ste Foy at the Salle Municipal

20 October 20h30 : Choirs in Concert in Libourne

20 - 21 October: Celebrate the Harvest in Montussan with a funfair and a Vide grenier.

20 - 21 October : Fete de la Photo in St Seurin sur l'Isle.  Previews of the photos possible daily at the Salle Francoise Mitterand.

Sunday 21 October
21 October : Vide Grenier in Libourne opposite the Gifi.

21 October : Repas Gerbebaude in Ste Magne de Castillon

Coming up...

And finally... 

It's autumn, and here's the perfect apple tart!