Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Week 16 2018


The sun is shining and the gardens are full of blossom.  Fingers crossed for a bumper harvest of cherries and apples!

Whatever you do this week in the sunny Gironde and Dordogne regions, have a great time.  Thank you for all the items you have sent - please keep them coming!

Best wishes,

Week 16 

Monday 16 April

Tuesday 17 April

17 April - 12 May : The Meditheque in Branne has an exhibition 'Un Regarde sur les Peuples Premiers' plenty of items to look at and see and discover - worth a visit if you're passing. Vernissage on the Friday 20 April

Wednesday 18 April

18 April 10h - 12h : Chateau de Rauzan hosts a Balloon sculptor.

18 & 20 April : Guided tours and tastings at Terra Safran in Naujan.  Find out more here

Thursday 19 April

19 April 20h30 : A concert of choirs at the Salle Polyvalente in Sainte Magne de Castillon

19 - 21 April : Exhibition by Henk Schoen at the Salle Cascante, Castillon

Friday 20 April

20 April - 8 May : the 100th Brocante in Quinconces.

20 - 21 April : Libourne is looking for your blood.

Saturday 21 April

21 April : Diabetes awareness day.  In association with the Lions Club, France.  Go and discover more and have a free test at the Leclerc in Pineuilh

21 April 20h: Repas Paella in Bonneville

21 April : A Brel, Reggiana and Ferrat recital in the church at St Quentin de Caplong.  Think of reserving - 07 85 16 66 84

21 - 22 April : An Introduction into working with Leather at Les Atelieges in Sauveterre.  Open to Adults and teenagers.

21 - 22 April : Portes Ouvertes in Lalinde Pomerol.  Find out more here and here for the chateaux

21 - 22 April : 4eme Floralies in Saint Medard de Guizieres

21 22 April : Festival des Echovertis at the Domaine de Dame Bertrand in Saint Aster de Duras

Sunday 22 April

22 April : Vide grenier in Ste Magne de Castillon

22 April : Vide grenier in Creon

22 April : Marche fermier and Vide Grenier in Guitres

22 April : Les Puces de la Bastide in Ste Foy la Grande is back!  Once a month through the summer.

22 April : Vide Grenier in Moulin Neuf

22 April 10 - 12h : Plant swapping in Arveyres.

22 April : Lions Golf Trophy at Golf des Vigiers.

Coming up...

And finally... 

The Glass House at Chateau Carbonneau re-opened on Sunday 8th of April for a new season! We look forward to seeing you again and to have you try our new platters and favorite afternoon tea goodies...


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Week 15 2018


Last weekend, through the rains we went to see the Artisans at work in Saint Croix du Mont. There were plenty to see, not to mention a couple of potters with beautiful items.

In the centre courtyard was Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad wolf, not far away from Grandma working on her knitting. Sculptures by Dominique Perez of Saint Aulaye.

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

Week 15

Monday 9 April

9 - 10 April Circus training in Libourne

Tuesday 10 April

Wednesday 11 April

11 April 14h, 16h15 & 19h30 : Kings is showing at the Grandecran in Libourne.
The life of a foster family in South Central Los Angeles, a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial.Starring Halle Berry, Daniel Craig and Lamar Johnson

Thursday 12 April

12 April : Pub Quiz at the Gensake in Gensac. In aid of SWAT.

12 April 14h, 16h15 & 19h30 : Kings is showing at the Grandecran in Libourne

Friday 13 April

13 April 14h, 16h15 & 19h30 : Kings is showing at the Grandecran in Libourne

13 April 18h30 : Vernisage for the Exhibition by Gerard Dhennin in l'Espace Tourism et vins in Pineuilh

13 April : Opening night for the Belvedere on the hill behind Pessac

13 April : Franco-Brittanique Quiz in the Salle des Fete in Le Fleix. Please reserve ahead of time.

13 April 20h30 : Concert in the Salle Clarisse Brian, Ste Foy - Un Dernier Becaud pour la Route.

13 - 14 April : Fripery (Thrift shop) in Ste Foy, 14 rue Jean-Louis Faure run by the Lions Club.

Saturday 14 April

14 April : Brocante and flea market in the centre of Libourne

14 April : Dance classes in Ste Foy with Athanse Koffi.

14 April : Marbeling workshops with Jo Surridge.

14 April 14h & 19h30 : Kings is showing at the Grandecran in Libourne

14 April 17h30 : Samedis de Cabara in the Cafe de la Marne. The theme this time is :Traite des Noirs et Esclavage.

14 April 19h30 : Repas de Printemps et Karaoke in Caumont.

14 April : Gujarati Vegetarian Evening with Ela's wonderful food at the Cafe des Artes in Eymet. Reservations necessary.

14 April 20h30 : Jean-Claude Borelly and his golden trumpet perform at the Abbaye de Blasimon

14 April 20h30 : Soiree Paella in St Germaine de la Riviere

14 - 15 April : Ball-trap (clay pigeon shooting) in St Avit de Soulege.

Sunday 15 April

15 April : Marche aux Fleurs and Vide grenier in Duras

15 April : Vide grenier in Saint Medard de Guiziers

15 April : Vide grenier in Gardonne

15 April : Vide Greniers in Tayac

15 April 10h, 14h, 16h15 & 19h30 : Kings is showing at the Grandecran in Libourne

Coming up...

16 & 17 April 14h, 16h15 & 19h30 : Kings is showing at the Grandecran in Libourne

And finally...

Now’s the time to set your hornet traps. We have lost our bees over the winter, not sure why, but we have already seen a few hornets lurking in the garden.

The traps are easy to build and amazingly successful, just don’t empty them out, top them up with more bait, it’s true, nothing seems to be more effective at attracting another hornet, than a trapped one!  The first traps should be laced with a mixture of beer, dry white wine and syrup (grenadine flavour is good, but any sweet syrup will work).  The beer and syrup attract the hornet and the white wine will repel the bees.