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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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Art class with Lesley Gasking in Aire sur l'Adour

Dear Ladies,
 
Lesley Gasking is the teacher who is British, although she will conduct her classes in French, 
but can obviously speak English if necessary.

 Leslie devant ses créations de vitraux./Photo DDM, J. G.
As well as drawing, the idea is to discover how we perceive the world through our drawings.  
The last half an hour of the lesson is spent discussing our work and a small talk about a painter. 

There is a journee Portes Ouvertes at L'Association Renc'art2 rue du chateau, Aire sur Adour on
 
Tuesday 16th September from 10am to 6pm. 
 
This first lesson is free and you will be able to chat with Lesley and see examples of artwork.
 
The material is provided at a cost of 10 euros per term.  
The class is 180 euros per year plus a 20 euro joining fee.  
The class runs throughout the school holidays.  Lessons are available 
Tuesday afternoon 4pm-6pm or 
Tuesday evening 7pm to 8.30pm.
 
Please contact Lesley on 
05.62.08.40.20 or 06.42.31.01.90 
her activities are called L'Association Renc'art
 
Sorry for the short notice on this but some of you may be interested to learn that some new Art Classes are starting this week in Aire sur l'Adour.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Gersabelles concert in Gellenave 21 September 2014

Welcome to the concert with 

the Gersabelles 

singing group of the Ladies Lunch Club in the 



on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 17 h 




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

Sue : Tel. 05 62 09 19 67 or

Ladieslunchclub secretary at
lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com



Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bookclub meeting September 2014 and outlook on October, November and December choices

Our August meeting was an exchange of members current book titles and reading experiences as well as their recommendations.  We had a really nice afternoon  talking about the books we had been reading which were all fairly varied. 

What's next?
The September meeting is to take place on (changed to a) Wednesday 17th at Pam’s, 2.30 when we will discuss the book by 

Donna Tartt 'Goldfinch'.
 The Goldfinch

"'The Goldfinch' is a novel of shocking narrative energy and power. It combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense, while plumbing with a philosopher's calm the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art. It's a beautiful, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the ruthless machinations of fate." 


Pam gave us 3 books to choose from for the 
Wednesday 15th October read and we have selected 

Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey


"Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart—he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair. In a moment of levity during the season's first snowfall, they build a child out of snow." 

I suggested we have a theme for November (Thursday 20th )and I was asked to choose one:  
so the November book you choose should be about Queens.  
It can be anything that relates to a Queen



a biography, fiction relating to a Queen, Priscilla Queen, bees – literally anything that takes your fancy. 

We also choose a book for December  (Thursday 18th December) which is (the modern classic)
Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen  
a short, relevant, fun read for pre-Christmas. 
Babettesgæstebudposter.jpg



Look forward to an Indian summer! Jackie x


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Dates for your LLC Diary September 2014


some Dates for your Diary  September 2014


Mon 1st-Fri 26th Sept
Aignan exhibition of works by Claude Laverni in the office de tourisme 05 62 09 22 57

Sat 6th September
Gersabelles in concert at Eglise Evangelique Methodiste, Mont de Marsan at 7.30 pm

Sat & Sun 6th & 7th Sept
Nogaro Historic Vehicles Festival

Sun 7th September

Sun 7th September
Montesquiou local producers’ market 05 62 70 91 18

Aignan vide-grenier
Tues 9th September
Ladies Lunch  at le Solenca, Nogaro  12.30
Please use booking form before 4th September, and remember to bring your name badge if you received it at the last lunch!

Sun 21st September
Gersabelles in concert at the Church in Gellenave at 5 pm


26th Sept-5th Oct
Marciac exhibition of photography by Michel Maliarevski
At the galerie l’Ane Bleu  06 87 54 70 17

Sun 28th September
Vide Grenier at Estang, 8 am – 5 pm  0623782184


Tues 14th October
Ladies Lunch at La Bonne Auberge, Manciet   12.30h


Weds 12th November
Ladies Lunch at The Foyer in Cravanceres    12.30
Please note in your Diary that this is on the WEDNESDAY because Tues 11th is Armistice Day

Tues 9th December
Ladies Lunch at ferme auberge La Baquere, Preneron near Vic-Fezensac   12.30




Additional information: 
 The is an exhibition by well known artist, Perry Taylor, at the Musee Larrey, Beaudean until 28th September (Tues, Wed & Sat from 1pm – 6pm. 0562916896  Free entry.

Allo docteur!    

There is a new number to call if you live in Midi Pyrenees and need to consult a doctor ‘out of hours’. This service is called ‘Allo docteur’ and the number to call is 3966. 
You can call the doctor, discuss your symptoms and decide whether you need advice, medical attention or an immediate visit from the emergency services.
List of emergency numbers. 
If you believe it is a life-threatening emergency (accident, heart attack,stroke, etc) please immediately call the SAMU on 15.
Pompiers 18 
In English European Emergency 112 
Gendamerie 17 
SOS Medical (talk to a doctor) 3966
Poison Centre Toulouse 05 61 77 74 47 (Snake advice https://www.facebook.com/jordi.borreil)


Cantabile choir: 
Carole Clark asks “would you be interested in coming to sing with our Choir called Cantabile for our two traditional Christmas concerts in
Tasque and Plaisance? We rehearse on Tuesdays from 3rd Sept at the Salle de Fetes in Tasque 
at 2.30 pm. The concerts will be Friday 12th Dec at 8.30 in Tasque and
the Plaisance one is on Sunday 14th Dec, 3pm.
All funds raised are to aid the sick in the Gers. Contact Carole on <Caroleclark1801(at)hotmail.com> T: 05.62.69.15.90

Market Days: 
Monday: Aignan & Mirande & Samatan (towards Toulouse, livestock)
Tuesday: Maubourguet & Aire sur l'Adour
Wednesday: Barbotan & Marciac
Thursday: Eauze & Plaisance
Friday: Vic-Fezensac
Saturday: Vic en Biggore, very big market & Auch

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