Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Week 17 2019


This was Easter weekend in Castillon. 🐣🐰 You either love it or not...

Personally, I just love the nougat! 😋

Whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordigne rregions, have a great week.

Best wishes,

Week 17 

Monday 22 April

Tuesday 23 April

Wednesday 24 April

This is the Metal Bridge in Castillon

Cinema La Breche in Ste Foy

Thursday 25 April

Friday 26 April

Saturday 27 April

Sunday 28 April

Coming up...

And finally...

There's a new restaurant on the river opening next Saturday 27th April, Au Four de la Rive is the latest venture from wedding & party venue Chateau Rigaud.

The team have installed a fancy wood fired oven plus an Italian chef from Naples. They will start with offering just pizza & salads & build up a menu through the season.

Readers of notjustfortheholidays are invited to mention the blog on booking for a free glass of fizz on arrival. The restaurant is found on the river between Castillon & Flaujagues.

Booking by phone : 07 80 31 66 33 or email

Opening this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 18h - 22h
Then full steam ahead from 1 May opening hours:
Wednesday and Thursday 18h - 22h
Saturday and Sunday 12h - 14:30 and 18h - 22h
Closed to the public Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Week 16 2019


This weekend we celebrate Easter. Pâques (Easter) is celebrated with a plethora of chocolate, including eggs, bunnies, chickens, ducks, fish and bells. 
Hmmm… fish and bells?  Well, apparently, the fish are carried over from the 1 April which often falls on or around Easter weekend and tradition dictates that mischievous children stick paper fish on the backs of unsuspecting adults – who reward them with chocolate fish!
The bells - Cloche volants – Flying Bells have a religious significance, because on Good Friday all the bells in France fly off to the Vatican in Rome taking with them the grief of those mourning Christ’s Crucifixion.  The church bells in France are then silent until Easter Sunday when they return and ring out to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.  They also spread chocolate and decorated eggs over the gardens of France which the children collect when they hear the bells.
So, chocolate fish and bells – who knew? 
 Whatever you do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions over the Easter week, have a great time.
Best wishes,

Week 16 

Monday 15 April
Tuesday 16 April
Wednesday 17 April
La Breche cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 18 April
Friday 19 April

This looks interesting - if you look out over the Dordogne you may well see the kayakers paddling the length of the river.

Saturday 20 April

Sunday 21 April

Coming up...

And finally...
Happiness is... opening the kiln and all is well!

Find my ceramics for sale in the Maison des Artisans in Sauveterre, just across from the Tourist office. #hwpotting