Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Week 13 2020


Challenging times, but the sun is shining and most of us have gardens to hang out in.  The clocks change this weekend, giving us an extra hour of sunshine to be in the garden, tending those plants or enjoying an apero!

I'm sure you all have seen the information from the government about Coronavirus, but here is the link to the information in English.

Take care and be safe.
Best wishes,

And don't forget... there's always cake!

One bowl apple cake - the easiest and most delicious cake I know. I just sprinkle flaked almonds on top for a little extra crunch.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Week 12 2020


What can I say, difficult and challenging times.

One of the items I have read over the past days really struck a chord for me:

In the end, it will be impossible to know if we overreacted or did too much, but it will be QUITE apparent if we under reacted or did too little.

Take care, stay safe and get gardening!  This year we'll have no excuse for an untidy garden!

Best wishes,

For the culture vultures amongst you, the Opera de Paris is offering free screenings of famous operas and ballets, one a week online for 6 days until 3rd May. Just go to They start at 19.30.
List here.
Du 17 au 22 mars : Manon
Du 23 au 29 mars : Don Giovanni (2019)
Du 30 au 5 avril : Le Lac des cygnes (2019)
Du 06 au 12 avril : Le Barbier de Séville (2014)
Du 13 au 19 avril : Soirée Robbins (2018)
Du 20 au 26 avril : Les Contes d’Hoffmann (2016)
Du 27 au 3 mai : Carmen (2017)
And finally...
Spring by the river


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Week 11 2020


Such a dreary day, I thought there was going to be sunshine - so here's some daffodils to brighten the day!

Whatever you do this week, have a great time. I don't know if all these activities will go ahead as planned, so I suggest that you call ahead of time if you are in doubt.  Meanwhile, this was the advice from Castillon Mairie

Best wishes,

Week 11

Monday 9 March

Tuesday 10 March

Wednesday 11 March

La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 12 March

Friday 13 March
Saturday 14 March

Sunday 15 March

Coming up...

And finally...

Out walking with a friend and her dog this week, we were surprised to discover this bridge.  Do you know where it is?

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Week 10 2020


With the weather driving us all indoors, why not come and join me for a pottery workshop on Saturday afternoon in Sauveterre.  This month the theme is 'Fish' in readiness for the 1st April - known here as Poisson d’Avril.  On that day you may spot people with cut out paper fish taped to their backs.  How much nicer to have a pottery fish (or 2) that you made and decorated yourself!

A drop in workshop from 3pm - 5pm in Sauveterre at the Maison de Artisans, on the corner opposite the Tourist Office.  All welcome!

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

Best wishes,

Week 10

Monday 2 March
Tuesday 3 March
Wednesday 4 March

La Breche Cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 5 March

Friday 6 March

Saturday 7 March

Sunday 8 March

Coming up...

And finally...

I can't wait for the Pizza restaurant Au Four de la Rive to open just along the river.  Should be sometime next month.  Meanwhile, I shall just have to make our own...