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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

Sunday, 28 December 2014

LADIES LUNCH CLUB de l'Armagnac meeting on 13TH JANUARY 2015

Dear Lady members, 


Now that Christmas is over, on behalf of the Committee, I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful New Year.   

We are starting the year off with our January lunch at 
LANNEPAX on 13th January, at 12.30 pm. 


Place de la Mairie - 32190 Lannepax - 05.62.65.76.92 

A new venue for us, but hopefully one you will all enjoy.  

The proposed Menu is as follows:


Salade Vigneronne (saucisse alsacienne, emmentals,echalotes, persil et sa crudité croquante)
(Vegetarien )  Tatar de Betteraves et sa crudite croquante
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Supreme de Pintade, Sauce Forrestieres
(Vegetarien)  Tarte au Poireaux et sa salade verte
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Tarte au pomme
(Vegetarien) Glace sorbet citron et framboise

Price : €17  (incl. Vin rouge, Rose, Blanc)

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Cheques should be payable to L’Auberge des Caprices d’Anton.  If paying cash, please put this in an envelope with your name on.

The Restaurant has asked for numbers to be confirmed by 8th January, we would therefore ask you to make your reservation as soon as possible on the Booking Form, 
to be requested or in case of difficulties, please contact Jane Cooper: lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com

I would also like to remind everyone that membership subscriptions (€10) are due in January, and in order to keep our Membership List up to date we would like everyone to complete a Form.  
This will be sent out separately. It will also be available at the next lunch for those who are unable to print out.

Also, another date for your diary:
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on 
10th February.  
Full details will follow, but if you would like to volunteer or nominate someone (with their permission) to join the Committee perhaps you would contact Jane Cooper on the e-mail address above, 
or telephone me, Sue Sullivan on 05 62 69 01 11.

In the meantime we look forward to seeing you in Lannepax on 13th January.

With kind regards
Sue Sullivan 


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

What happens on Christmas in France? LLC best wishes



Dear Members we all wish you a 
merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2015.


Our next Ladies Lunch club will meet in the New Year on 

Tuesday, 13 January 12.30h at Les Caprices d'Antan restaurant in Lannepax  



a separate letter will go out to all with the booking form in the first week of January.
Maybe Geraldine can answer your questions on the Christmas traditions in France: 



She also refers to a movie tradition in France TV:




for some French entertainment. 

Happy festive days to you all
Your Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac committee.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Bookclub meeting January 2015


Bookclub 2015:  January 22nd we meet (venue to be advised) to discuss 
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay



















February 19th the theme will be Sisters.  

Jill will be selecting 3 books for us to choose from for the March meeting. 


Perhaps we should plan to read a Classic in April, so think about which one we should choose.

Thanks to everyone for contributing to our December meeting, champagne and nibbles.  
Perfect to accompany Babette’s Feast which, for all of us, the DVD of the film really bought alive. Thanks for bringing the film along. 

Happy Christmas, happy reading and look forward to a whole new year of books.

Jackie x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Carol Concert in Tasque

Invitation to 
Carol Concert  where many of LLC members will be singing 
on Friday 12 th December 
at 20.30h in the 



Participation 3 Euro/p Person, children f.o.c.
After concert is a little get together with 'Vin Chaud' and a tarte de noel at the salle des fetes 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Bookclub meeting December 2014

The December bookclub meeting is on 
Thursday 18th at 2.30 at Pam’s in Reans. 

We will be discussing 
Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen 


Babette's Feast

We will be discussing Babette’s Feast by Karen Blixen and seeing snips of the film as well. 







recipes here

And celebrating Christmas!!


Thank you everyone for coming to Book Club in November and producing an interesting selection of ‘Queens’.  
I have listed the books people chose below.
Thank you again to Brenda for the delicious cakes. 

Here are the list of November books:

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick: 
the 1st of the trilogy about Eleanor of Aquitaine

Sue Townsend:  The Queen & I
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Queen of the Witches:  Jessica Berens


Ned Sherrin:  An autobiography
Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography
Pauline Gedge: Hatshepsut - Child of the Morning
(the longest reigning ‘female’ pharaoh)

Child of the Morning
Queen of the Desert:  Georgina Howe about the life of Gertrude Bell

Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

Victoria’s Daughters:  Gerald Packard


Leap of Faith: autobiography of Queen Noor of Jordan




An Uncommon Reader:  Alan Bennet



Mary Queen of Scots:  
Caroline’s choice we will hear about later




See you at the December bookclub 
meeting on 18th, if not before.
Jackie 


The first meeting of 2015 will be on Thursday 22nd January.  
The book we have chosen is 
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.

 

For the February meeting on the 19th, we have chosen the theme of Sisters.  
As with our last theme, you find whatever you like, however tight or loose an association with sisters.

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