Friday 3 November 2023

Week 44 2023


This week, 1 November is a public holiday called La Toussaint.  On this day many French people honour the lives of their deceased relatives by putting flowers on the family graves – traditionally chrysanthemums.  Most shops and restaurants are closed as people generally try and spend the day with their family.  By the way, even though you might think that chrysanthemums would make a great gift – don’t try offering them to a French person, here they are flowers for remembrance. The cemeteries are filled with colour at this time of year.

Christmas is coming up and there are Christmas markets in the area. If you have any details of up-coming events, please don't hesitate to let me know and thank you to those who have already sent me details.

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

Best wishes,


Week 44  

3 November

4 November

5 November

Coming up...

And finally...

School holidays and I've been working with the 3 - 6 year olds at the Rauzan Centre de Loisirs.  We made space pumpkins all in black!

For many of the children, it's their first experience with clay... maybe this is the start of their potting life?

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