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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

Saturday, 31 May 2014

The LLC Gersabelles concert in Eauze on 29 June 2014

The Ladies Lunch Club Singing group collectively known as 
Les Gersabelles

News: 
Welcome to the concert with the 
Gersabelles singing group 
of the Ladies Lunch Club in the 

cathedral of Eauze on 
Sunday 29 June 2014 
at 17h 




For more information about any of the above activities, concerts or events or our next meeting and venue, 
please contact:

Sue Treeby : Tel. 05 62 09 19 67 or
Ladieslunchclub secretary at
lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com
All are welcome to this group even if you don't think you can sing. 


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Friday, 2 May 2014

LLC Bookclub May 2014

LLC Bookclub - What's next?

For May 15th, 2014 we have chosen a book by an English author who is living near Auch in the Gers.
Venue as usual.

Her name is Amanda Hodgkinson and she will come and meet us to talk about her novel and her writing etc. Amanda writes in La Depeche every Sunday; short, sometimes amusing observations of life of an expat in France.
It will be interesting to talk with her about her 1st book is 22 Britannia Road.


In her powerful debut, Hodgkinson takes on the tale of a family desperately trying to put itself back together after WWII. Silvana and Janusz have only been married a few months when the war forces them apart. Silvana and their infant son, Aurek, leave Poland and disappear into the forests of Eastern Europe, where they bear witness to German atrocities. Meanwhile Janusz, the sole survivor of his slaughtered military unit, flees to France. There, he takes up with a local girl and, though he loves her, awaits the war's end so that he can go in search of his wife and son. He eventually finds them in a refugee camp and they travel to England together, where they attempt to put the past behind them. But the secrets they carry pull at the threads of their fragile peace. Hodgkinson alternates viewpoints to relay the story of three desperate characters, skillfully toggling between the war and its aftermath with wonderfully descriptive prose that pulls the reader into a sweeping tale of survival and redemption.

Amanda Hodgkinson has just released Spilt Milk 


Spilt Milk

1913. Unmarried sisters Nellie and Vivian Marsh live an impoverished existence in a tiny cottage on the banks of the Little River in Suffolk. Their life is quiet and predictable, until a sudden flood throws up a strange fish on their doorstep and a travelling man who will change them forever.
1939. Eighteen year old Birdie Farr is working as a barmaid in the family pub in London. When she realises she is pregnant she turns to her mother Nellie, who asks her sister to arrange an adoption for Birdie's new born daughter. 
But as the years pass Birdie discovers she cannot escape the Marsh sisters' shadowy past - and her own troubling obsession with finding her lost daughter will have deep consequences for all of them...
A nice addition to our monthly book ? If you have the time. We are very much looking forward to have this meeting with the author herself. 


For more information about any of the above or our next meeting and venue, please contact:
Ladieslunchclub secretary:
lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com

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Thursday, 1 May 2014

May 2014 Ladies Luncheon in Termes d'Armagnac - invitation to our members

The May 2014 Ladies Luncheon will be held on 


Tuesday 13th May at the Foyer 
 Termes d'Armagnac

at 12.30 for 1.00 pm


Directions click here



Dear Members,

In the hope that the sun just might reappear, this month we have decided on a "Hog Roast". (The caterer is : bulldog bacon & bangers)
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, it is a whole Roast Pork "au Lait", which will be served with a variety of salads. 

There will of course be a fish option for vegetarians.


Also this month, to give everyone the opportunity to meet and talk to new people, we would like to try a new seating plan:  

On arrival, when paying your lunch money, you will be given a table number.  If however you are bringing a guest you will, of course, be able to sit together..






MENU

17€ (wine and coffee included)

Red Onion Tart

Whole Roast Pork au lait with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling

Selection of salads and dressings

Chocolate Gateau


Please make your reservation on the booking form (attached to the email for members) and submit by noon on Friday 9th May.



If you are bringing a guest please use the same form to book them in. 
Again to speed up the collection of lunch money, would you please have this ready in an envelope with your name on, or alternatively you can pay by cheque on the name of the caterer (our treasurer at the desk will give you the proper name of the caterer).

Should you have any difficulty in booking for the lunch, please contact Jane Cooper, Secretary on lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com 
before NOON on 4th April.

We look forward to seeing you all for a good summer lunch.

If you have any used postage stamps, please bring them along, for charity.  
Foreign stamps have a greater value, but any are accepted.

Please see our diary/calendar update for May 2014 here 

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