Thursday, 27 January 2022

Week 4 2022


It's such a quite time of year, with the added Covid restrictions, it's difficult to find things to do in the region.  So, I had a look back over the years, and lo... it's nearly the Chandeleur! Hooray for pancakes!

Did you know that the Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière, or jour des crêpes.

Not only do the French eat a lot of crêpes on Chandeleur, but they also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air. If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year.  There is also a train of thought that suggests you should keep this well flipped pancake on the top of the wardrobe for the year to doubly ensure good fortune…

Enjoy your pancakes and whatever you do this week in the Gironde and Dordogne regions – keep warm and safe and have a great week.
Best wishes,

Week 4


la matinée est annulée (désolée pour les 3 endurants).

IL RESTE 1 PLACE POUR L'APRÈS-MIDI ...laissant la possibilité à 1 personne de se joindre à nous au dernier moment.

Pour les petits nouveaux merci de bien vouloir me préciser votre installation préférée : à plat sur une table ou un chevalet + desserte ou tréteau +  planche + desserte.
La pièce sera chauffée pour le confort du modèle n'oubliez pas de vous habillez de façon à pouvoir vous découvrir.

je me réjouis à l'avance de vous retrouver samedi prochain.
A lovely place to be on a Sunday afternoon...

Coming up...

And finally...

The February programme is up for my pottery workshop in Sauveterre.  Make a plate and decorate it using a sgrafitto technique which involves scratching through the top layer of colour to reveal the white clay below.  

And during the school holidays - that's the last 2 weeks of February - there are workshops to make a birdfeeder to hang in the garden. It can hold a grease ball, or a piece of fruit.

The birdfeeder workshops are for 2 people minimum (4 maximum) and you just need to call ahead to make an appointment and book a session.

It would be lovely to see you.

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