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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 May 2015

LLC Garden Group meeting June 2015

Dear Gardeners
Our next outing takes place on 

Thursday 4th June 2015 at 14.30h  

& we hope that lots of you will be able to join us to visit the delightful garden owned by 

Bernard & Thérèse HARDY -
‘Le Jardin du Grand Chêne’  at Le Grand Casse - 32480 Larroque Engalin 

not far from La Romieu.  



see link to their website & directions

There is an admission fee of 3 euros per person which goes to charity. 
(ONG Handicap International)

We will meet there at 2.30 & Pat and I are both bringing cake !


We will look forward to seeing you then,

Caroline & Pat


http://www.lejardindugrandchene.fr
http://www.parcsetjardins.fr/midi_pyrenees/gers/le_jardin_du_grand_chene-1492.html


For any further information of all other activities of the LLC d l'Armagnac please contact LLC secretary: <lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com> 

Monday, 25 May 2015

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

Dear Lady Members,



Our next lunch is being held on 


Tuesday 9th June 2015 at 12.30 pm at


MENU 17 euros


Salade de legumes frais de saisons et sa boule de glace au cepes
(Salad of fresh vegetables and a scoop of cepe icecream)


Pave de saumon, sauce lait de coco, curcuma, methe, basilic
(Salmon in a coconut, turmeric, mint & basil sauce)


Sabayon avec Smoothie Mango
(Sabayon on a mango smoothie)

Vins included


Please submit your Booking Form (sent to members per email) before Thursday 4th June
if you have any problems you can email us to 
lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com.

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

In the meantime we look forward to seeing you in Lannepax on 9th June.

With kind regards

The Committee LLCA

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

LLC Calendar - Diary June 2015

LADIES LUNCH CLUB de l’Armagnac

some Dates for your Diary  June 2015





15th – 30th May
Nou’ARTS galerie
3pm – 7pm Tues-Saturday
19 rue Lamartine (nr Prefecture), 32000 Auch
06.79.51.50.23 www.nou-arts.fr
Thursday 21st May
‘Everything will be fine’
V.O. film at Nogaro Cine, 9pm
Film by Wim Wenders
Friday 22nd May – 20 June
Resurgences & Natures Intimes
Art exhibition open Fri, Sat & Sun 3pm-7pm
Artotheque de Gondrin, 4 rue Rodolphe Molere
05.62.29.16.34 adpl32@wanadoo.fr
23rd – 24th May
Free entry 10am – 6pm
EXPOSITION : LES FEMMES ET LES MÉTIERS D'ART
23rd-24th May
Creative Writing Course
Writing course run by Sylvia Petter
Plaisance, Gers 85 euros for 2 days
05.62.31.58.97 jane.cooper.everitt@gmail.com
www.sylviapetter.com
23rd, 24th & 25th May
Feria de Pentecote at Vic-Fezensac
23rd May – 14th June
Articim 2015-05-18
Art Exhibition
Mairie de Semeac, 65
Tuesday 26th May
Pilgrim Way to St Jacques de Compostelle talk
5pm Conference Salle Soules, Eauze

Sunday 31st May
Vide Grenier & Brocante at Estang

Sunday 31st May
Vide Grenier des saupeurs et pompiers, Mirande

30th May – 7th June
Art Exposition, Castelnau Riviere Basse
Paintings, sculptures, photographs
Free entrance 05.62.31.92.63
5th, 6th & 7th June







Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5th, 6th & 7th June
Fete du Hameau de Mazeres
Castelnau Riviere Basse
Theatre (Friday 5th)
Animations & Meal (Sat 6th)
Singing (Sun 7th)
05.62.31.59.05
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'Rendezvous au Jardin' weekend
There will be open gardens all over France and 
you should be able to obtain a booklet from your
local Information bureau.

http://rendezvousauxjardins.culturecommunication.gouv.fr/Dans-votre-region

Saturday 6th June
Vide Grenier in Eauze
Sat/Sun 6th & 7th June
Sale of good quality clothese in aid of
Medecins sans frontiers, to be held in the
Hall next to Salle de Fetes, Mezin
Sunday 7th June
Vide Grenier in Gazax Bacarisse
Sunday 7th June
Concert by Les Gersabelles at 3pm
Fete du Hameau de Mazeres,
Castelnau Riviere Basse
05.62.31.59.05, reservations before 30th May
Sunday 7th June
Craft Exhibition
Marche aux Createurs, 10am – 6pm
Halle aux grains (Place du Commerce),
Aire sur l’Adour
Paintings, sculptures, jewellery, decorative objects
05.58.71.47.00
Sunday 7th June
Lamontjoie, plant fair
Department 47, Lot et Garonne
9am – 7pm, free entry
Near Laplume/Agen
Tuesday 9th June 12.30h
LLC Ladies Lunch in Restaurant
Terrasse

Sunday 14th June
Vide Grenier in Montreal du Gers
Sat & Sun 20 & 21st June




June 23rd
Grand Prix Camion at Nogaro Circuit
This is an extremely popular weekend and includes
The European Lorry Championship, SuperKart 250,
And a parade of customised Lorries and Harley Davidsons
www.circuit-nogaro.com
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Mini Retreat – Tuesday 23 June (10am-4pm)
Join Kate Coulson for a Mini Yoga and Pilates Retreat at Maison Olleris,
Mondebat near Plaisance.
Breathe Yourself Happy

19th – 22nd June
Les Cimaises Barcelonnaises
2nd salon of art at Barcelonne du Gers
06.84.50.42.76
4th – 19th July
Quinzaine de l’image
Photography Festival, Maubourguet – Madiran – Peleyre

23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th July
Tempo Latino at Vic-Fezensac
25th July
Vide Grenier at Eauze
27th July – 16th August
Jazz in Marciac festival


POLITICAL REPRESENTATION IN EUROPE  
http://pensionersdebout.blogspot.fr/
(Retraités du Royaume Uni)


Did you know that succesion laws in France are changing?
FREE inheritance and Taxation Advice Seminars:

June 16th, 2.30h in Marciac
The speakers will include:
• Jennie Poate of Beacon Global Wealth Management
Understanding inheritance regulations’
• Joanna Leggett of Leggett Immobilier on
The French Property Market
& Preparing your house for sale.’
• Maria Short of Currencies Direct on
Making sure you get the best value for money when
transferring your funds to and from France’.
PLUS
Expert advice on the latest tax changes affecting expats
to reserve free place contact: yjrussell@leggett.fr


Suzy LELIEVRE au pigeonnier de Maignaut-Tauzia
LE GENTIL GARCON à l'église de Valence-sur-Baise 
LIU JIA à l'Abbaye de Flaran
(Conservation Départementale 32 – Collection FRAC – Les Abattoirs)
Alexandros MARKEAS au théâtre de Condom
(partenariat La Main Harmonique)
Ouverture vendredi, samedi et dimanche
de 14 à 20 heures
Inauguration à l'Abbaye de Flaran le vendredi 29 mai à 18h30
ouverte à tous et en présence des artistes
vente et dédicace du catalogue de l'exposition
EXPOSITION D'ANNIE KURKDJIAN – à 30 mai




Mini Retreat – Tuesday 23 June (10am-4pm)
Join Kate Coulson for a Mini Yoga and Pilates Retreat at Maison Olleris,
Mondebat near Plaisance.
Breathe Yourself Happy
How to use your breath to find both energy and calm. We will use Yoga and
Pilates postures and exercises to energise and relax.
60€ including a delicious, healthy meal
To book, please email Kate at happycoulson@orange.fr


http://www.marciactourisme.com/laffiche/636212-exposition-dannie-kurkdjian

  EXPOSITION D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, 26 avril – 29 mai, CROUSEILLES
http://www.tourisme-adour-madiran.com/agenda/Exposition-dArt-Contemporain/1157/0


Marciac – 21/5 – 25/5  SALON DE LA CARICATURE ET DU DESSIN DE PRESSE
http://www.tourisme.fr/evenement-detail/495372/salon-de-la-caricature-et-du-dessin-de-presse-marciac.htm


Lespielle – 23/5, 09.30 ET  Arrichau- Bordes 24/5, 09/30  Journée Aquitaine Nature : découverte des orchidées
http://www.tourisme.fr/evenement-detail/540587/journee-aquitaine-nature-decouverte-des-orchidees-lespielle.htm
http://www.tourisme.fr/evenement-detail/540544/journee-aquitaine-nature-decouverte-des-orchidees-arricau-bordes.htm

Armentieux – 7/6 EXPOSITION VENTE D'ANIMAUX DE COMPAGNIE
http://www.tourisme.fr/evenement-detail/534406/exposition-vente-d-animaux-de-compagnie-armentieux.htm

Marciac – jusqu’au 24 mai Exposition Marc Souque
http://www.marciactourisme.com/laffiche/648927-exposition-de-marc-souque

Izotges Foire de Pentecote, 22-24 mai
http://www.marciactourisme.com/laffiche/680499-foire-de-la-pentecote

Maubourguet, 23 mai, BALADE RACONTÉE PLANTES SAUVAGES COMESTIBLES
http://www.marciactourisme.com/laffiche/681727-balade-racontee-plantes-sauvages-comestibles

Riscle, 30 mai,   FÊTE DE LA MENOUE
http://www.marciactourisme.com/laffiche/707971-fete-de-la-menoue

Lafitole, 23/24 mai, FÊTE DE LA PENTECÔTE
http://www.tourisme-adour-madiran.com/agenda/Fete-de-la-Pentecote/1156/0

Castlenau rivière basse, 23 mai, SOIRÉE KARAOKÉ
http://www.tourisme-adour-madiran.com/agenda/Soiree-Karaoke/1199/0

Maumusson-Laguian, 23, 24 mai PIQUE-NIQUE BUCOLIQUE DANS LES VIGNES
http://www.tourisme-adour-madiran.com/agenda/Pique-nique-bucolique-dans-les-vignes-/1185/0

Maubourguet, 27- 29 mai, Le Cirque
http://www.tourisme-adour-madiran.com/agenda/Cirque-/1194/0


http://www.tourisme.fr/evenement-detail/551050/festival-spirale-a-histoires-2015-riscle.htm
D'UNE FERME À L'AUTRE
Sauveterre, Lascazères, Soublecause, Castelnau Rivière Bass
http://www.tourisme-adour-madiran.com/agenda/tous-les-evenements/0/1
http://www.tourisme.fr/evenement-detail/554145/11eme-festival-tropical-culture-des-iles-tarbes.htm
morgan1948@orange.fr



DAYS OUT GUIDE :


Camel Farm (Sarah Bird)
La Maison des Chameaux
Castelnau-Riviere-Basse 65700 05.62.33.36.24


AccroBranche, Aignan 32290
Next to the lake at Aignan
Opens from 1st July – 31st August 2015
11am – 7pm, seven days a week


Airbus factory tours, Toulouse
05.34.39.42.00
Allee Andre Turcat, 31700 Toulouse
www.manatour.fr
Open all year except Sundays and bank holidays.
By advance reservation only.


Grottes de Batharram
Caves discovered in 1910, the tour starts with a
Boat journey. Open February – October.
Saint-Pe-de-Bigorre 65 05.62.41.80.04

Outdoor Go Karting at Layrac, 47
www.kartagen.fr 05.53.87.84.52


Indoor Go Karting at Auch
Chrono Kart 32550 Pavie
Open 2pm-7pm 05.62.66.48.09


Circa, Auch (late October/early November)
Festival of circus lasts 8 days in Auch


Photography workshop for Children
La Barbacane, 32700, Lectoure with Mel and Soren.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Gersabelles concert on 7 June 2015 in Mazères


During the Fete du Hameau de Mazères from 5 + 7 June 2015 a concert will be given by the 
LLC choir "Les Gersabelles"
on 7 June at 15h





Reservations should be made before May 30th at 
Tel.No. 05 62 31 59 05.




Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Bookclub meeting May 2015



LLC Bookclub - What's next?


Looking forward to meeting you all on our bookclub of Thursday May 21st meeting 14.30h : 

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka







This is a small jewel of a book, its planes cut precisely to catch the light so that the sentences shimmer in your mind long after turning the final page. With The Buddha in the Attic, Julie Otsuka has developed a literary style that is half poetry, half narration – short phrases, sparse description, so that the current of emotion running through each chapter is made more resonant by her restraint.


She takes as her subject the Japanese women
brought over in their hundreds to San Francisco as mail-order brides in the interwar period. Instead of a single, named protagonist, Otsuka writes in the first personal plural through a series of thematic chapters. Such a device shouldn't work but does. Although there are no dominant characters, Otsuka's brilliance is that she is able to make us care about the crowd precisely because we can glimpse individual stories through the delicate layering of collective experience.


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

Friday, 1 May 2015

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

Dear Lady Members,

Our next lunch is being held on 
 
Tuesday 12th May 
at the usual time of 12hr30:

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MENU
17 euros


183
 
Roule aux epinards et Saumon Fume
(Roule of spinach and smoked salmon)


Paupiette de Veau a l'Estragon
Gratin de Legumes
(Veal with taragon and vegetable gratin)

OR 

Hachis Vegetarien
(puree of potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots,
peas, tofu and tomatoes)


Duo de Creme (Vanille/Chocolat) aux Amandes
Duo of vanilla/chocolate Creme with almonds

Vins et cafe


Please submit your Booking Form which was sent to members per email  
before Thursday 7th May
if you have any problems you can either email Kate (as above) or call her on 09.84.36.83.90

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

Directions for Moulin de Pouy in Eauze:  
This new venue for us is quite straightforward to find.  
In Eauze go towards the supermarket Leclerc (direction towards Condom).  At the roundabout for Leclerc go straight over (and not left) and at the first bend there is a sign for
'Camping Moulin de Pouy'.  Turn left and continue until you come to a  swimming pool on your right. There is plenty of parking here. The restaurant is just a few steps away on your left.
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