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Réans, Armagnac, 32 Gers, France
Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The GLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Monday, 25 November 2019

Dec 19 Xmas Lunch






Dear Ladies


We are delighted to invite you to a very special banquet and a Christmas Fair / market 

on

 Tuesday 10th December 

at

Salle des Fetes, Reans




The Christmas Fair will be hosted by our members.  It will be a chance to see their work and also to buy unique Christmas cards and presents.  

The lunch will be catered by Michelle and Dagmar, two of our members who have previously catered for the AGM. Based on your feedback at the AGM, we are holding this extravaganza at the Salle de Fêtes at Réans, which will give us the space to hold the market, will not be crowded and we should not have to restrict numbers 

The Christmas Fair will start at 10:30 with coffee, cake or if you prefer mulled wine.  This will be an opportunity to look around the market and chat with each other. 

The lunch will commence at 12:00 with an aperitif and canapés.  The cost for the lunch, including all wine and coffee is €20 for members and €25 for guest.  Please can you complete the form in your email to register your place and your menu choice.  You can also use the form to register as a stall holder in the market or to send your apologies.




Banquet de Noël Menu



Apéritif: kir pétillant et cocktail sans alcool avec verrines de légumes, canapés



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Duo Kiwis-fillets de truite fumée sur lit de salade et sauce parfumée 
(Kiwi and smoked trout)



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Foie gras (fait maison) confiture oignon 



Or



Noix de Saint Jacques sur lit de Mâche 
(scallops)



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Trou Gascon



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Émincé de dinde avec sauce à l’orange, pommes de terre au four, purée de brocoli 
( turkey with orange sauce) 



Ou



Filet de poison à la bisque de homard 
(fillet of fish in lobster sauce)



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Bûche de noël (faite maison)  
Christmas log 





Includes wine and coffee. 

We will be holding a secret Santa.  Therefore, please can you bring a small, wrapped gift for someone else (value €5) to put Into Santa’s sac. We will also have our standard raffle, any prizes for this are very welcoming 


Details of the lunch 

*. This is a Ladies only lunch, we will not be inviting partners on this occasion but guests are very welcome 
*. The lunch will be subsidized for members.  It will be €20 for members and €25 for any guest that you wish to bring. 
*. The stall holders at the market will only be our members, who are selling or exhibiting their work.  It’s an opportunity to buy some unique presents 
*. Timing:  The market will be from 10:30.  Thé apéritif will commence at 12:00.  
*. General raffle.  We will also hold a conventional raffle, as usual. 
*. Participation in the market.  If you have something that you would like to sell or exhibit, please use the registration form to let us know that you are interested and  you can contact Carol Scott directly ( cascott@orange.fr)
*. Deadline for booking   Please can you book as quickly as possible as this helps the caterers with planning.  We are not expecting to have a cap.  Please can you book before Thursday 5th December. 
*. As usual I will send out a list of members who are attending before the deadline.  We will also give you a feel of the stalls at that time.  
*. Problems with the form.  If you think the form has not worked or have any problems please contact me directly by responding to this email and I will manually add you to the list

Details of the booking 

* numbers should not be restricted but please book early
* please book by Thursday 5 December
* any cancellations on or after Sunday 8th December will be charged
* pleas bring your chèque for €20 (members) or €25 (non members) made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac or cash in an envelope with your name in it.  Your help with this is much appreciated 

Future lunches 

January 14th -The Pigeonneau, Riscle
February 11th - AGM at salle de Fêtes, Réans 

Other News

Saturday 30th November Marian L’Estrange is holding a Christmas Fair at her house in Condom.  All welcome. Please respond to the email if you would like more details. 

Couronne de Noël / Christmas wreath making on 12 December from 10 to 16:00 (or it is possible for the afternoon only).   This is a fun event to make your own Christmas decorations (bring green cuttings, comes, firm and thin metal wire, decorations, ribbons, lights, whatever you think will work in a wreath.)    There will also be a shared lunch (bring something to share).  Please let Barbera Roeloffzen know if you are interested/ want more details.  Barberaroeloffzen@yahoo.com

If you have other announcements please let me know and I will add them to the next mail.  Or post them onto the GLC FB page.  

Thanks
Janet







Sunday, 24 November 2019

Garden Dec 19

















Dear Gardeners

Please contact Barbera if you are interested in participating in the Xmas decorations workshop.



WORKSHOP WREATH 🎄

Welcome to make Christmas decorations. Wreath, bowl or garland. 🕯

on Thursday 12 december 2019

TIME: 10- 16 hrs or only afternoon.

LOCATION: at Marloes in Panjas. Participants will get info and route. 

TO BRING:

Metal coathanger or your old wreath, or ceramic bowl or other containers.

Green cuttings, cones, firm and thin metal wire, decorations, ribbons, electric lights, what you have or like to buy. 

Scissor, knife, plier. Glue? Gloves?

Something to eat at lunchtime🍽

Please let me know if you’re interested and email before 1 Dec to:Barberaroeloffzen@yahoo.com

Best wishes
Gardening Group















Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Nov 19 lunch









Dear Ladies

We have pleasure in inviting you to our next lunch, which will be at one of our well established and favourite restaurants.  We are going  back to

 La Ferme de Flaran 
at Valence-sur-Baise
on Tuesday 12th November   


We hope that you can join us at 12:00 to 12:15

Please find below the menu for €19, which includes wine and tea or coffee.  

Please can you complete the form with your email to reserve your place and register your menu choice. You can also use the form to send your apologies.


Menu for November 


Mise en bouche


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Tarte fine au saumon sur mesclun de jeune pousse (salmon tart)


Ou


Velouté de butternut dans sa pomarine chips de brebis des Pyrénées 
(butternut soup)


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Rôti de veau aux girolles
 (roast veal)


Ou


Filet d’églefin sur julienne de blanc de poireaux
 (filet of fresh haddock on leeks)


Garniture de légumes


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Bavarois d’ananas


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Sélection  des vins, café ou thé compris


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The  cost will be €19.  Please can you book by Tuesday 5 November.  We are not expecting to reach a cap, but it’s always better to book in early and it helps us to make sure that the venue can accommodate us. I need to give the restaurant final numbers on Friday 8 November, so it will be difficult to make changes after that date.

As usual I will send out a list of members who are attending before the deadline.  If you have any problems with the form please reply to this email (or use the address below) and I will manually add you to the list

Details of the booking

Numbers should not be restricted, but please reply early
*  Please book before Thursday 3rd October .  The last deadline for booking is Friday 4 October 
*  Any cancellations on or after Sunday 6th October will be charged. 
*. Please reply to the email address at the bottom of this email (or by reply) if you are having problems with the form or feel that the form may not have worked.  I will then add your details manually 
*. The cost of the lunch is €19

Please bring your chèque for €19 made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac or cash in an envelope with your name on it.  Your help with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking in process

Future Lunches

The Christmas lunch will be on 10 December at le Salle de fêtes, Réans.  We have arranged a special meal, which will be prepared by two of our members (Dagmar & Michelle).  To add to the festive spirit we will hold an internal marché de Noel.  More information to follow, but if you would like to sell something at the event please contact Carol Scott, who has kindly agreed to coordinate the marché de Noel.  Artists are also invited to bring a painting (and easel) to display.   For further information please reply to this email.

January 14th.  Thé Pigeonneau Riscle

February 11th AGM

Best wishes

Janet 


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Garden Oct 19


Dear Gardeners


For our October outing we will be going, as usual, to:


La Journée des Plantes Rares at Ordan Larroque

On Sunday 13th October


We hope you will join us for a wander around the village and a picnic lunch in the car park. 

This is always a fun day out with lots of interesting plant buying opportunities so pack your picnic and we’ll see you there !



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