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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, 29 November 2015

LLC Garden Group meeting December 2015

Dear Gardeners,

With the Christmas season rapidly approaching we have something a little different planned for our December & January events. 


We are going to learn how to make bug hotels to attract bees & other beneficial insects into the garden & add to garden biodiversity.


http://www.inspirationgreen.com/insect-habitats.html

Denise Parker, who has constructed some bug hotels for her own garden,



has kindly offered to host these events at her house near Labarrère to tell us about them and what we will need in the way of tools & materials  in order to be able to make one of our own at the January meeting.


We will be meeting at 
3pm 
on December 3rd, 2015  

We will be serving tea & mince pies ! 

Hope to see as many as possible - it should be an entertaining & informative afternoon ! 
Please let us know if you are able to come or not so we have an idea of numbers - many thanks & see then.

Directions to Denise’s house and all other information can be requested from our secretary: lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com

and here an inspirational video.


We would like to get your suggestions for garden visits. 
Please let us know if you have ideas or wishes. 
Also let us know who would like to host one of the meetings of the garden group. 

Sunday, 15 November 2015

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

Dear Ladies,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend our Ladies Christmas Lunch on 

Tuesday 8th December 2015, at 12 noon.



our venue is
32190, Preneron, near Vic-Fezensac



The lunch is open to members at a subsidised price of 25 euros and one guest per member at a cost of 30 euros.  
For this special lunch we would like to collect the money in advance so everyone can enjoy the day.  No cheques will be cashed before 8th December.
Cheques should be made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac and dated 8th December 2015.  

Deadline for your booking and your payment will be not later than 30th November 2015.  

Cheques should be posted to: 
Kate Notman at Fitan, 32290 Castelnavet.

A list of names who have booked and paid will be sent out on 27th November to ensure that no-one has been missed. 
Lunch will be served at 12.45 hrs.

MENU
(25 Euro for Member, 30 Euro for Guest)

Cocktail de bienvenue et canapes
Welcome cocktail and canapés
*****

Veloute de Butternut, lait de coco et croustilles de porc noir
Butternut soup with coconut milk and pork flakes
*****

Saumon fume a chaud au 5 baies, salade de Wakame
Hot smoked salmon with spices and salad
*****

Supreme de poulet fermier en croute de fruits secs,
sauce au vin rouge et airelles.  Pommes de terre et
brocolis
Chicken supreme with dried fruits in red wine and cranberry sauce

OU  Vegetarienne:
vegetarian option:

Lasagne de legumes-mozzarella
Vegetable lasagne
*****

Religieuse glacee au Pousse-Rapiere, sauce caramel
Ice cream with pousse rapiere and caramel sauce
*****

Café
coffee

christmas tree

Please make your reservation, if you are unable to do this online you can email the committee on: lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com.
Please remember to wear your name badge.

Very much looking forward to seeing you all at the lunch, together with your guest!

The Committee​
​Sue, Ginster, Kate, Pam & Pat

November 2015 on 19th LLC book club meeting

LLC Bookclub - What's next? 



Below are some of the choices bookclub members have made for
November 19th:
  On Writing by Stephen King


On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

'On Writing is both a textbook for writers and a memoir of Stephen's life and will, thus, appeal even to those who are not aspiring writers. 
If you've always wondered what led Steve to become a writer and how he came to be the success he is today, this will answer those questions.'





Looking forward to meeting you all at 14.30h on 19 November 2015.

December 15thThe Postmistress by Sarah Blake  (this was chosen from Wendy’s 3 suggestions the others being:  Incendiary by Chris Cleeve and On Green Dolphin Street by Sebastian Faulkes).

Thank you for the books for the Craft LLC Marche de Noel on 28 & 29 November.  We could do with some more but I do need some support and helpers for this weekend – please let me know asap if you are able to help, or not.


We had a great time on Thursday indulging our love of books and food!  ‘Food’ proved to be an excellent theme and one that could even be repeated.
Books from the Food Theme

Food in England, Dorothy Hartley
A Debt to Pleasure, John Lanchester
Falling Cloudberries, Tessa Kiros
French Cooking, Julia Child
Relish, Prue Leith
Monet’s Cookery, Clare Joyes
Is there a nutmeg in the house, Elizabeth David
Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
Picasso Bon Vivant
Memories of Gascony, Pierre Kaufmann
Italian Food, Elizabeth David
Crazy Water/Pickled Lemons, Diana Henry
Aphrodite, Isabel Allende
Caroline’s choice is below

My choice of food related book was Marguerite Patten’s Everyday Cookbook first printed, I think, in 1968. My mother, in a desperate attempt to turn me into a young lady, gave me this book when I was about 18 and completely disinterested in cooking or any other domestic activity.

On the extremely rare occasions when I needed to produce something edible for anyone other than myself I consulted this book and, over the next few years, thanks to Marguerite, I became (I like to think) fairly proficient in good, plain, basic British cooking! Since then my tastes and culinary skills have changed but the book is still on my kitchen shelf, battered, stained, spineless & rarely consulted - unless, of course, I need to refresh my memory on how to prepare Mulligatawny Soup or Pineapple Soufflé Pudding. I shall keep it forever !
I have put the dates in above for the November and December meetings but, 


Remember, Book Club is always on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Look forward to seeing you in November and hearing from you re the marché de noel.
Thanks, Jackie


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

Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac.
Also see bookclub page of this blog to see what we have been reading so far. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Welcome to Marché de Noel of 9 Nations in Réans


Welcome to 
Marché de Noel of 9 Nations 
organized by the 
Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac
on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November 2015 at




Welcome to the many talented Arts & Crafts members exhibiting their work at Réans

Paintings, Sculpture, Stained Glass, Ceramics,
Patchwork, Quilting, Knitwear, Jewellery, Beading, Cards, Christmas Cards 

Saturday 28th Nov and on Sunday 29th  Nov, 
from 10 h to 18 h


An event not to be missed, put it in your diaries.

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Marché de Noel d'Arts et Loisirs Créatifs 
des 9 nationalités 
organisé par
Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac
au
Salles des Fetes Réans

samedi 28 novembre et dimanche 29 novembre 
10 h à 18 h 

Bienvenu!



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