Thursday, 28 February 2019

Week 9 2019


The sun shone to the background roar of cars racing around the Cotes de Castillon.  Many thanks to JA for her photos.

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

Best wishes,

Week 9

Monday 25 February

Tuesday 26 February

Wednesday 27 February
La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 28 February

Friday 1 March

Saturday 2 March

2 March

Sunday 3 March

Coming up in Week 10...

And finally... 

No Newsletter next week.  I'm heading off on a training week with InspiratoI've worked with them for several years and next week they are gathering together all the European Destination Concierges for a Team Building week.  Look for some photos to see where I am on my Instagram

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Week 8 2019


If you like to watch cars, this coming weekend, Castillon hosts the 6eme Rallye Bordeaux Aquitaine Classic. 

Over 100 cars, in various classifications race around the Castillon countryside.  The course changes each year, to see where it will go in 2019 click here.

The cars will meet up initially in the centre of Castillon on Friday afternoon.  To see full details and information visit the website here. I shall certainly try and catch up with it somewhere.

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

Best wishes,

Week 8 

Monday 18 February

Tuesday 19 February

Wednesday 20 February

La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy la Grande

Thursday 21 February

Friday 22 February

A little more info on the where and when of the Rallye:

Saturday 23 February

Sunday 24 February

Coming up...

And finally... 

I love the colours on my latest batch of mugs.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Week 7 2019


We're having some wonderful mild weather and now’s the time to set your hornet traps.  They are easy to build and amazingly successful, just don’t empty them out, top them up with more bait, it’s true, nothing seems to be more effective at attracting another hornet, than a trapped one!  Though the first traps should be laced with a mixture of beer, dry white wine and syrup (grenadine flavour is good, but any sweet syrup will work).  The beer and syrup attract the hornet and the white wine will repel the bees.
One per garden is sufficient, but I think I'll put one out in the front garden, and one out in the back garden.

Whatever you do in the beautiful weather ahead, have a great time in the Gironde and Dordogne regions.

Best wishes,

Week 7 2019 

2 - 28 February : There's a lovely free exhibition on in St Emilion until the end of February.  It's in the UdP which is just off the road between Libourne and Castillon.  Take advantage of the sunshine, wander round the village and drop in and check out the art.

Monday 11 February

Tuesday 12 February

Wednesday 13 February
La Breche Ste Foy

Thursday 14 February - Valentine's Day!

Friday 15 February

Saturday 16 February

Sunday 17 February

Coming up...

And finally...

Is this the best way to show how much you love someone?

Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Cake.