Thursday, 29 October 2020

Week 44 2020


France will re-enter lockdown on Friday and it will remain in place until at least 1st December 1.

From the Mairie in Castillon:


It seems that pottery workshops are considered non-essential, therefore all those booked for November will be postponed.  Sorry for the inconvenience, though I will continue to make in the atelier in Sauveterre during the lockdown period.  If you have any requests or enquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Keep safe,
Best wishes,
And finally...
When the world is a little bit crazy... there are always cookies to bake (and eat!)

Cornflake Oatmeal cookie recipe.


Thursday, 22 October 2020

Week 43 2020


Don't forget to change your clocks this weekend.  Put them back and hour on Saturday night, and you can have an hour extra in the morning on Sunday.  It does mean though, that sunset is an hour sooner and the days suddenly seem so short.

And here's our hen working up to making the announcement...

Wishing you a safe and sound week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions.

Best wishes,

Week 43

Halloween activities during the school holidays.

Monday 19 October 
Tuesday 20 October
Wednesday 21 October
La Breche cinema in Ste Foy

Open Wednesday - Sunday every week.

Thursday 22 October
Friday 23 October
Saturday 24 October
Portes ouvertes in Fronsac, best idea to call ahead to the chateau to check the rules and regulations 

Sunday 25 October

25 October : Vide-grenier d'hiver à Génissac, 40, Rue De La Grande Jeannette Genissac.
Coming up...

And finally...

A cluster or clutter (I love a collective noun!) of spiders from a pottery birthday party in Sauveterre.

The November / December planning for themed workshops is available. Please call ahead to reserve a place on the workshops. I'm also offering family workshops, and bring a group of friends sessions.  These make excellent gifts if you're looking for Christmas ideas.  Call me : 06 30 89 85 36


Thursday, 15 October 2020

Week 42 2020


As the autumn really sets in, I gathered the last of the roses, and the last of the rhubarb - some of which will make it into the freezer.  This is the first time we have managed to grow rhubarb...

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

Best wishes,

Week 42

 Monday 12 October

Tuesday 13 October

Wednesday 14 October

La Breche ciname in Ste Foy


Thursday 15 October


From 15 October, you will find around thirty professional antique dealers and craftsmen in a refurbished area. (upholsterer, upholsterer & painter decorator, jeweller, antique books...)
Quality, authenticity and conviviality will be the order of the day!
Open from Wednesday to Sunday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
And public holidays
⚜️Entrée free of charge
📍3 rue du collège, 33420 RAUZAN
📞 -

Friday 16 October

Saturday 17 October 

There are still a few places left at 16h.


Sunday 18 October


At La Breche cinema in Ste Foy 14h30


Coming up...

And finally...

This looks like a good idea.  I wish I'd know about this when we got our new hens last month. Especially as there is another opportunity on 28th October in Mouliets et Villemartin.

The association "Poule pour tous" offers individuals the opportunity to save a reformed hen by buying it for 7 €. #poulepourtous is organising a big event for the adoption of 18-month-old red-haired laying hens in Saint Seurin sur l'Isle on Saturday 17 October from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, at 56 route de Bordeaux.
Organic and free-range hen breeders are obliged to renew their flock as soon as they are 18 months old. Thus, in order to avoid them leaving for the slaughterhouse prematurely, #poulepourtous is looking for adoptive families for them.
These chickens will lay 5 to 6 eggs per week for another 3 or 4 years!
If you wish to adopt some, go quickly to to make your reservation! 

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Week 41 2020


I'm so excited to be working full time out of my new pottery studio!  Workshops and pottery sessions are underway and I'm offering a whole host of activities to give you time to relax and take time for yourself, your friends and your family.

Studio hours match those of the boutique (more or less) with a couple of evening sessions, a perfect time to gather a group of friends after work hours.

Tuesday & Thursday 14h30 - 21h
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10h - 18h

Access is via the shop. The person on the desk will be one of the other artisans and they will direct you up the stairs, but take time to discover the beautiful arts and crafts for sale in the boutique 
Find the Maison des Artisans in the corner of the square in Sauveterre de Guyenne, opposite the Tourist Office.
I look forward to seeing you, just pop in and say hello, there's coffee and homemade cookies too!

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

Best wishes,

Week 41
Monday 5 October
Tuesday 6 October
Wednesday 7 October
La Breche cinema in Ste Foy

Thursday 8 October
Friday 9 October

Saturday 10 October

Sunday 11 October

Coming up...

18 Oct La Breche cinema

And finally...
On 1st of June a crazy localised storm brought down a tree in the stream that borders our garden, it blocked the road and took down the electricity! (Typical bank holiday event...) Finally this week, the remains of the trunk and the root ball were removed from the stream.  It was no easy task.