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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, 23 August 2015

Sign up for September 2015 Lunch with Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac

Dear LLC Members,

We hope you have all enjoyed the Summer break. Hopefully the good weather has not finished yet, and we can keep the bikinis out for a few more weeks!

Our September lunch takes place on

Tuesday 8th September 2015



Once again we hope the weather will be fine and we can sit outside. The menu is as follows:

Salade compose avec tomate, oeuf, thon et haricots verts
(Tuna, tomato, egg & green bean salad)

Roti de porc dans l’échine avec son accompagnement de petits pois
(Roast spare rib of pork with peas)

Vegetarian option
Lasagnes a la provencale avec de la semoule en verrine.

Flan aux pruneaux


17€ inc. wine





Please complete the booking form attached to the invitation email with any dietary requirements, 

and submit not later than
 Thursday 3rd September 2015.



If you have any problems submitting the form, please e-mail to:
lunchclubgascogne(a)gmail.com.

To save time on the day would you please arrive with exact money in an envelope with your name on it, or a cheque made out to Ladies Lunch club de l’Armagnac.


Can we also take this opportunity to send our Best Wishes to the many Members who lost loved ones, suffered illnesses or accidents during the first half of the year. This is probably a good time to remind everyone of the objective of our Club which is to promote friendship, share interests and give mutual support to each other through our various Groups. If you, or a member you know, is in need of help, please contact us at the above e-mail address.
All e-mails will be treated confidentially.

We look forward to seeing you at our Lunch on 8th September.
If you have not been before, why not come along and meet some new people, and enjoy some lively chatter.

The Committee: 

Sue Sullivan, Kate Notman, Ginster Michel, 
Pam Savage, Pat Wright

For Directions for Moulin de Pouy in Eauze please click on link.  


We invite you to join LLC on facebook 

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Gersabelles concert August 2015

On Sunday 23 August 2015 at 16.30h 
will be the 
Gersabelles Concert in the 
church of Saint-Martin de Laveraët - 




welcome everybody

Friday, 14 August 2015

Gascony Writers

Gascony Writers are putting together an anthology of short stories and flash fiction, written in English, 
on any subject.

Gascony Writers



We are open for submissions, from experienced writers and novices alike.

The best will be selected for entry into the anthology, to be sold locally and online.

Artists
We are also looking for striking artwork and photography.

If you would like to submit to this project, please send us a photo of your work.

Please read our submission guidelines and get writing.

Interested? Please get in touch with
http://gasconywriters.com/

and view submission guidelines:

About Gascony writers:
All stories will be read anonymously and
we are a group of writers from different countries who live in the beautiful Gascony region of France, comfortably tucked between the St Mont and Madiran vineyards.
We have eclectic reading tastes and look forward to reading fiction from both new and experienced writers.
Any queries please contact 
gasconywriters AT gmail.com
Hilary, Editor

Friday, 7 August 2015

August 2015 Book Club meeting

LLC Bookclub - What's next? 

August 2015 Book Club meeting is on 

Thursday August 20th  2015 

we will be back at Pam’s in the Garden celebrating.

Please bring a few snacks to accompany our tea or champagne and we will meet a bit later at 4.00 pm
We’ll be talking about what we’ve been reading etc.


We had a really interesting meeting on 
Thursday 16th July, discussing the Classic books we had chosen.  
was a great theme and of the Classics chosen they all seemed to have similar messages.  I have listed them below:

Pam:      Spring Torrents by Ivan Turgenev
Paula:     Candide (1759) by Voltaire
Jill:         Poetry of the 1st World War
Carol:     Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (1932)
Caroline: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot (1860)
Jackie:    The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (1943)
Ginster:  The Visit, Friedrich Durrënmatt (1947)
Brenda:  The Secret Garden,Frances Hodgson Burnett
              & A Peep Behind the Scenes, O.F. Walton
Cathie:   Good Morning Midnight, Jean Rhys
Wendy:  Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald

For September meeting on the Thursday 18th 
we have chosen to read 

Love, Loss & The Lives of Women, a collection of short stories edited by Victoria Hislop.  
story


Either read them all or just select a couple and we can discuss.

October 16th we have selected the theme:

 FOOD!  

Anything related to food, chefs, restaurants etc.

Long live summer!
Jackie 

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

Ladieslunchclub secretary: 
lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com


For all other publications regarding the LLC bookclub please see our bookclub page here


or you join the blog here:
(click on this link if you want regular info)

or our facebook page (see widget on the blog)

Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Search for participants for Christmas concerts 2015


Hello LLC members, 
 
I - Carole Clark - know it is only August but just to give you advance notice of our aims for our traditional Christmas concerts so that you can add them to you diary..


I am delighted to tell you Riene and Stephen will be helping us again this year and we shall commence rehearsals on 

Tuesday 1st September, at 2.30pm in the hall at Tasque as normal, and 
each Tuesday thereafter until the concerts, which are planned for 

11th December at Tasque and 
13th December in Plaisance. 

There has been a request for a further concert but I shall discuss that with everyone at an appropriate time.

Stephen, Riene and I have agreed upon a programme of traditional English and French songs, some old favourites and some new. I shall be putting together a song portfolio for everyone as I did last year and there will be a small cost for that for paper, ink etc.

I do hope that you are able to join with us again this year and if you know anyone who would like to come along too, that would be great.
For further information please contact Carole Clark 
email to: caroleclark1801(at)hotmail.com

Bonjour à tous
Je sais qu'il est seulement Aout, mais juste pour vous donner un préavis de nos objectifs pour nos concerts de Noël que vous pouvez les ajouter à vos agendas..

Je suis ravi de vous dire Riene et Stephen nous aiderez à nouveau cette année et nous commenceront les répétitions 
le mardi 1er Septembre, à 14h30 dans la salle des fetes à Tasque comme d'habitude, et 
chaque mardi par la suite jusqu'à ce que les concerts, qui sont prévues l
e 11 décembre à Tasque et 
13 Décembre à Plaisance. 
Il ya eu une demande pour une nouvelle concert, mais je vais en discuter avec tout le monde à un moment approprié.

Stephen, Riene et moi avons convenu d'un programme de chants traditionnels français et en anglais, quelques vieux favoris et quelques nouveaux. Je vais vous donner un portefeuille de chanson pour tout le monde comme je l'ai fait l'année dernière et il y aura un petit coût pour celui du papier, de l'encre, etc.

J'espère que vous êtes en mesure de se joindre à nous cette année encore, et si vous connaissez quelqu'un qui aimerait chanter qui vouloir venir aussi, ce serait génial.
Savoir plus: Carole Clark email to: caroleclark1801(at)hotmail.com

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