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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 February 2016

LLC garden group meeting March 2016

Dear Gardeners


Our next Garden Group event will take place on

Thursday 3rd March 2016.

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Now that Spring is just round the corner our thoughts are turning to our gardens again so, after the success of our November event, Pat is organising a second


Plant and Seed Swap 

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to be held at her house at 2.30 pm. 

Please send email to: lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com to sign up. 

We will look forward to seeing as many of you as possible bringing any seeds, plants, cuttings, bulbs and transplants from your own gardens or other gardening related objects to exchange with others. Please remember to label your plants etc.

We will be serving tea and cakes.

What a fun way to spend the afternoon !

yours, Caroline and Pat

For any further information of all other activities of the LLC d l'Armagnac please contact LLC secretary: <lunchclubgascogne@gmail.com> 
or 
come to the Ladies Luncheon on every 2d Tuesday per month or
you join the blog here:follow by email 
(click on this link if you want regular info)


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. 



The largest group within the LLC (Ladies Lunch Club) this has over 50 members although not all participate on a regular monthly basis. 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sign up for March 2016 Lunch with Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac

Dear Ladies,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend our March 2016 Lunch on 


Tuesday 8th March at 12 noon.

our venue is 






This month our venue is limited to only 40 places
for lunch so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment!

There is not a car park at the restaurant itself, but parking is possible at the rugby Stade - it would be
worthwhile for members to car-share for this new venue.

Please let us know that you wish to attend. If you are unable to submit the Booking Form 
please send us an email to: lunchclubgascogne(at)gmail.com.

Deadline for places is 3rd March or as soon as we reach 40 places.


Your cheque for 17 euros should be made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac and
put into an envelope with your name on it and brought along to the lunch.  

Please remember to wear your name badge.  
A list of names of ladies who have booked will be sent out in due course to ensure that no-one has been missed off.


MENU 17 € 


Salade betteraves et chevre mousseline
Beetroot and goat's cheese salad

*****
Veau braise accompagnee des legumes et gratin de pommes de terres

Braised veal with vegetables and potato gratin

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OU VEGETARIENNE
Tartelette de ricotta asperges vertes et tomates cerises soufflees

Ricotta and asparagus tart with cheery tomato soufflee

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Faire de maison Brownie et mousse de chocolat et tartelette Pigeonneau

Home-made Brownie with chocolate mousse and Pigeonneau tart

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Verre de vin et café inclus
Coffee and wine included


Looking forward to seeing you all on 8th March.  
If you have not already renewed your 2016 membership, please bring along your completed Membership Form together with a separate ten (10) euros in a named envelope.  Many thanks.

Your LLC Committee

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 
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Ladies Lunch Club de l'Armagnac.

Monday, 15 February 2016

LLC February 2016 bookclub meeting

We meet for the February book club this 
Thursday February 18th 2.30 pm  
at Pam’s in Reans.  

The book we will be discussing is


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'Surprise is part of the pleasure of this book, and I won't tell the story of its several failing and successful quests. Let me just say that Ludmilla and the Reader, stranded by the publishers of Calvino and Bazakbal, run across eight more novels of different origins - Japan, Latin America, Belgium, Ireland and three imaginary countries -and that all of these novels are interrupted for one reason or another: a further error of binding, suicide of the author, theft of the book, a sudden arrest.'
suggested by Ann C.


March is another Theme month which can be any book about or relating to:  
Plants & Gardens.  March 17.


Thursday April 21st 2.30 pm :  
Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson  (GM)


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Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." 
Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.

Ann P and Nellie are selecting books for us to choose from for the May meeting.

Paula is putting together books for the June meeting.
I will be suggesting books for July.

All suggested books will be submitted to the book club members in good time.

It would be nice to have our August garden party again and I thought it could be a good time to have a little poetry. 
So maybe anyone who likes can choose a piece of poetry to read out. 
A suggestion we can discuss. Looking ahead to those lovely sunny days!

See you Thursday.
Jackie x

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.
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