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RĂ©ans, 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

Thursday, 30 April 2015

LLC Garden Group meeting May 2015

Dear Gardeners

Another month has flown past and we are fast approaching the next garden visit which will take place on
Thursday 7th May 2015 at 14.30h.
We are going to 
La Roseraie du Desert 
owned & run by  
Becky & John Hook
not far from Aignan.
This is a small nursery that mainly specialises in 19th century roses and they have a garden where the roses in their collection can be viewed.

More information & directions can be found on their website : http://www.frenchtearose.com

Becky has just had an operation on her knee so her husband John will show us round and talk to us about pruning. Becky has said she will provide tea and Pat will bring a cake. 

We will meet there at 2.30 - as usual don’t forget to car share if possible !

I would be most grateful if you could let me know if you are coming so we can give Becky & John an idea of numbers.

Look forward to seeing you then

Caroline & Pat
For any further information of the 2015 programme please see the blog page of the garden group.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

LLC Calendar - diary May 2015


Sat & Sun 25 & 26th April 2015
Marche aux Fleurs at Fources

Sunday 26th April 2015
Day of Art & Nature at Reans
10h00 to 19h00 Salle de Fetes at Reans.
Friday 1st May
Flower Market at Masseube

Friday 1st May
Vide Grenier at Maubourguet

Saturday 2nd May
Flower Market at Castelnau-Magnoac

Sat & Sun 9 & 10th May
Gaujacq, rare plant fair

Tuesday 12th May
Ladies Lunch at Moulin de Pouy, Eauze 12.30

Thursday 14th May
Vide Grenier at Jegun

Thursday 14th May
Marche a la Brocante, Trie-sur-Baise

Sunday 17th May
Vide Grenier, Brocante, Musique
Le Maska, 32410 Castera-Verduzan lemaska.com
From 9am until 5pm
Sunday 31st May
Vide Grenier des saupeurs et pompiers, Mirande

Sunday 31st May
Vide Grenier & Brocante at Estang

Dear Members,

We thought it may be a nice idea to compile a list of

‘Days Out for Visitors’ for our members,

and would very much appreciate any comments and recommendations of unusual days out,

an example of this would be a visit to the Airbus factory in Toulouse.

Please give any ideas you may have to Kate (our secretary) at the April Lunch or send via email:

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Book club meeting April 2015

Our March book, Song of Time by Ian Macleod certainly invoked a good discussion and most people had appreciated reading it.  
One of those book club books that we may not have chosen ourselves but glad we have now read.

April 16th meeting:  

May 21st meeting:  

June 18th meeting:  Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 

July 16th meeting:  A Classic of your choice – pre 1950

August we will have another ‘garden party’ – books to be decided.

Here is a reminder of a few books people were talking about:

Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
Mr Mac & Me by Esther Freud
A book by Terry Pratchett

Thanks to those who came to the meeting last week and to Sue M. for her amazing cakes!  
Sadly we said goodbye to Susan who’s moving away, but she’s coming back to visit us.  
See you in April, if not before.


For more information about any of the above or our next meeting and venue, please contact:
LLC secretary: lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com
join our LLC blog here: follow by email
(click on this link if you want regular info)

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Volunteers group Helping Hands from Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac

Helping Hands is a Group of volunteers from the
Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac

We offer assistance to any LLCA member needing temporary or emergency support.

We can give practical help in the house or garden, do shopping, provide transport to hospital appointments, home visits or just listen.

If you, or if you know of a member needing assistance
Please contact

Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac

Anyone interested in joining the Group of Volunteers to give practical support or assistance (particularly with a language) please contact:

Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac
secretary: lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Sign up for April 2015 Lunch with LLC de l'Armagnac

Dear Ladies,

Our April 2015 lunch is being held on
Tuesday 14th April at 

(near Vic-Fezensac)

at the earlier time of 11.45 am as we have our honoured guest speaker, Allyson Gofton,
who is coming to talk to us about her brand new cookbook, "Recipes from my French Kitchen."

Book Cover:  Recipes from My French Kitchen

The Lunch starts at 12.45h with the following

17 euros

Cocktail de bienvenue et canapes
(Welcome cocktail with canapes)

Bavaroise d'asperges vertes et lard croustillant
(Green asparagus with crispy bacon)

Dos de cabillaud roti, sauce citron et poivre vert
(Roasted cod with lemon and green pepper sauce)

Sable au chocolat et mousse aux agrumes
(Chocolate biscuit and citrus mousse)

Vins et cafe

Anyone who does not eat fish or has a problem with the menu should contact Kate at

Please send your completed Booking Form (sent to all members per email) before Friday 10th April.  
If you have problems submitting your Form you can email the secretary Kate.

We ask you to arrive promptly at 11.45 am
with 17 euros lunch money, (cash or cheque payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac) in an envelope with your name on it.

Allyson Gofton has been cooking for New Zealanders for nearly 30 years.  
Allyson Gofton

She is known for her recipes and columns in magazines, television appearances, radio slots and many personal appearances in the name of charity.  

She has also written more than 20 cookbooks, including her bestselling series of books
Bake, Cook and Slow, as well as the popular Country Calendar Cookbook with Allyson Gofton and her latest bestseller Good Food Made Simple.

We anticipate that Allyson will start her talk at midday, lasting approx half an hour. Lunch will be served around 12.45.  
If anyone cannot arrive in time for the start of Allyson's talk, please use the Bar entrance of La Baquere and wait until her talk has finished.  Thank you!

On a more sober note, anyone wishing to make a funeral donation to either Linda Twittey or Chris Munday, could you please do it to the following charities:

Linda Twittey (for David):  
MacMillan Nurses, www.macmillan.org.uk
Chris Munday (for Keith):  
PALS (Protection and Lifesaving) www.pals.sm4.biz

Looking forward to seeing you on the day!

The Committee
Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac

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