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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 LLC 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. 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

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Gersabelles Concert 23 March 2013



The Gersabelles invite you 



(the singing group of the Ladies Lunch Club Gers) 



to a concert on Saturday 23d March at 18h 
under direction of Sue Kibbey



(direction in link)

Welcome anyone. This concert is part of the St.Mont wine festival 


Saint Mont Fête 2013


Further information about participation at singing group please contact Sue Kibbey or secretary of Ladies Lunch Club 



Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Summary of meeting of Ladies Luncheon of 12th February

Summary of Ladies Luncheon held on 12th February at 'Le Commerce' in Nogaro:




  • A good turn out with 34 ladies attending.
  • Welcome greeting in Chinese given by one of our members in recognition of the start of the Chinese New Year - The Year of the Snake.

  • New committee introduced
  • Outline of events proposed for 2013
  • New knitting group explained and details given.
  • Group updates.
  • Local cinema showings in VO announced
  • DVD library available 
  • Noticeboard available for sale or to buy items
  • Raffle prizes requested. All proceeds from the raffle go to subsidising the Christmas lunch.


Good company with excellent food and wine, enjoyed by all. 

Next Ladies Luncheon will take place in Nogaro at 

 Solenca Restaurant 

on  12th March 2013 12:30h. 

Please let us know if you want to join. We shall post more details on menu etc. in another post.

contact LLC secretary for a booking at:


 lunchclubgascogne(a) gmail.com

or you join the blog here:
follow by email  
(click on this link if you want regular info)
or our facebook page (see widget on the blog)



ART & Craft March meeting in Reans

A meeting of the Lunch Club Ladies interested in art and craft will be held on

Monday 4thMarch at 10:30 am in 




at a members house to discover what crafts and hobbies our Ladies Lunch  Club members are currently involved with.

This is to discover who is prepared to exhibit, promote and offer for sale if wished their crafts currently being produced. 
There are many talented and skilled ladies within our group who already produce wonderful craft work, amongst which are jewellery, cards, patchwork and tie work. 

We hope to discover many more who will be prepared not only to show or sell their work but to pass on some of their techniques, knowledge and expertise. 

There are those ladies within LLC interested and keen to acquire new skills and it only requires a willingness on the part of the craftswoman to share their knowledge.

A planned exhibition/sale is to be arranged in the autumn, in October/November 2013, and the date and venue will follow shortly. 



Interested in contacting us? For further information of venue please contact and email to: 


lunchclubgascogne(a) gmail.com

or you join the blog here:



(click on this link if you want regular info)




or our facebook page (see widget on the blog)



Welcome to March meeting of LLC Talking Shop


The Ladies Lunch Club Talking Shop

meets non-stop throughout the year the next meeting is on 



at a member's home. 





please contact LLC secretary (email see below of page) as venue changes  each time as different members volunteer to host the talking session - providing coffee and biscuits - or refreshments of their national choice whilst improving spoken French and linguistic skills. 

Expert bilinguists are normally on hand to explain the finer points and avoid any faux pas.
For detailed info see also our Talking shop page of this blog:


Interested in contacting us? 
email to: 

lunchclubgascogne(a) gmail.com

or you join the blog here:
(click on this link if you want regular info)


or our facebook page (see widget on the blog)




Gardening club meeting in March 2013

The next Garden club meeting will be on
Thursday, 

7th March 2013 14.30h in Labatut Rivière 



Jane and Dawn will teach us to do seed sowing and tender cuttings in a proper way for getting the best results. 
We can be sure to receive a lot of good advice!


For participation and/or further information, venue and time please contact
Ladieslunchclub secretary: (ref: gardengroup)



lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com






The agenda for the year 2013 please note the dates always at 14.30h:

7th March
4th April
2nd May
6th June
(1st August)
5th September 
3rd October
7th November
5th December.

We would like to get your suggestions for garden visits. Please let us know if you have ideas or wishes. Also let us know who would like to host one of the meetings of the garden group. 




Monday, 25 February 2013

Book club meeting February results

21st February: 
Book Club meeting took place for 

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak



This book, although not generally well received, created some good discussion.  It was an interesting story and gave a glimpse into Russian history which tempted some members to want to read more about.  The author, herself, was criticised for her style of writing with short, stunted sentences which didn’t help the flow of the book. 
The story was told by a bookbinder’s daughter, Vavara, who eventually rose to be the Empress Elizabeth’s confidante, one of the palace spies, a loving mother and the close friend of Catherine, who became ‘the Great’.  
Which took a long time to be told in a somewhat Walt Disney type of way describing a cold snowy Russia and the extravagancies of palace life and how if one was ailing, they were bled!  Generally thought to be ‘a bit light’ and disappointing - definitely a winter read!


Pam has chosen 
What Am I Doing Here by Bruce Chatwin for the March meeting.  
This is meeting is exceptionally on 
Friday 22 March 2013 


Sylvia has chosen the April book:  
Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James This is meeting is Thursday 18 April 2013



Sue M.’s 3 suggestions for the May book were, 
A Confederency of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, 
Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robins and 
The Diaries of Jane Summers by Doris Lessing.

The meeting is on Thursday 16 May with 
The Doris Lessing book chosen:

The Diaries of Jane Summers



Front Cover
Book Club of the Ladies Lunch Club meets generally on the 


3rd Thursday of each month 



If you would like to join and for more information about any of the above or our next meeting and venue, please contact:

Ladieslunchclub secretary: 
lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com


or you join the blog here:
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(click on this link if you want regular info)

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

new activity with knitting group in Ladies Lunch club


Knitting group is new to Ladies Lunch Club Gers.



want to know about 'fish and chip' babies?

Ladies who wish to join do not need to be able to knit as there is expert tuition available.  
Come and share your knitting needles, wool, company and a cuppa.  
Bring any knitting or crochet projects you wish to work on, or just come for a chat.      

for more information see our new blog page: 




The group will meet at:

L’hopital Secours Catholique Nogaro
1 Avenue des Pyrénées 32110 Nogaro 

on the 
3rd Tuesday of each month at 10 am - 12 ish.

Next meeting 
Tuesday 19th February 2013


Welcome on our new page

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Movie Gers - new programm scheduled for Februar/March 2013

Please see our new created page for the movie programme at cinemas in Gers 
L'Europe
(Nogaro and Plaisance)
to announce the films for February and March 2013. here:

Movie programme in NOGARO (English)

Movie programme in PLAISANCE (English)

-  Django Unchained
Nogaro     Tuesday 12 Feb 8.30 pm
Plaisance  Wednesday 13 Feb 8.30 pm
Nogaro     Saturday 16 Feb 8.30pm
Django Unchained


-  Les Miserables -         
    Nogaro                     Friday  1 March 8.30pm 

-  Lincoln -                    
    Nogaro             Tuesday 5 March 8.30pm



please check above link to our blog page and see details and trailers.  



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