Thursday, 28 April 2022

Week 17 2022


1st May is just around the corner, also called May Day, La Fête du Muguet, La Fête du Travail in

France is a public holiday to campaign for and celebrate workers rights. It is also an occasion to present lily-of-the-valley to loved ones.

King Charles IX of France was presented with lily of the valley flowers on 1st May 1561. He liked the gift and decided to present lily of the valley flowers to the ladies of his court each year on 1st May. Around 1900, men started to present a bouquet of lily of the valley flowers to women to express their affection. The flowers are a more general token of appreciation between close friends and family members these days.

Look out for the Muguet on sale, especially as we're spoilt for choice with brocantes and vide greniers on Sunday.

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

Week 17


29 April

30 April

On the weekend of 30 April and 1 May 2022, the châteaux of Saint-Emilion open their doors to you!
Meetings with wine growers, wine tastings, guided tours of the properties, châteaux and surrounding area of Saint-Emilion, photo exhibitions, farmers’ markets, children’s areas, wine workshops… There will be something for everyone!
A key event, not to be missed. See more here

1 May - jour ferie - May Day

Coming up...

And finally...

Developing a new product in the pottery workshop... do you know what it is?  I've had a few requests, so I thought I'd give it a go, and so far... so good!

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Week 16 2022


The sun shone for the Easter weekend, and Castillon hosted it's Easter Fair for the first time after a 2 year break.

It's the school holidays now (hence the rain!) but there's plenty to do in the Gironde and Dordogne regions.

Take care and have a good week.
Best wishes,

Week 16

The Tiger who came to Tea is showing in the Cinema in Ste Foy at a special screening on 21 April at 16h.

22 April

23 April

24 April


Coming up...

And finally...

I've been struggling over the past months to get my bubble glaze back to it's brilliant best... and hot out of the kiln today - hooray! I think I've finally cracked it! (In a good way!) 

Excuse the terrible photos, I just snapped them straight from the kiln... once I had stopped dancing around with glee... Thank you kiln gods, today you were on my side!😁😁😁

If you want to find out more about the bubble glaze, or learn about working with clay and making your own creations, don't hesitate to get in touch with me, I'll be delighted to teach you and help you discover your creative side... we all have one!