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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 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

Saturday, 28 December 2019

What's On 2020


ACTIVITIES MAY BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE



WHAT'S ON FOR MAR 20

CINEMA (VO)



Vic Fezensac

Condom

Eauze    -   

Fleurance -  
                             
Lectoure  -  
                                 

Marciac -    


Nogaro -        

Plaisance -  
                     
                 
                 
Fleurance - There is a cinema club who meet every Thursday at 17.30.  Please contact susan.brissaud@wanadoo.fr for more information.                              
Eauze - There is a new cinema club starting up in Eauze.  The first meet-up was on Thursday 7/3/19 and will continue monthly.                 
                  


GLC LUNCH - TBA
















THEATRE -   

GLC SocialProgramme
  
Book Club - The next meet-up is in Reans on Thursday 16 April at 11.30 am for coffee followed by an auberge espagnole lunch.  The book to be discussed is 'A Gentleman in Moscow' by Amor Towles.


Knitting Group




Singing Group (Les Gersabelles) - Meet every Wednesday morning from 10.30 to 12.00 in the room above the cinema in Nogaro.




Walking Activities - 

Walk - TBA - Cazaubon & Barbotan-les Thermes @ 11.00 am


This is a circular 10kms walk (with variant of 7.5 kms).  The walk starts at the Lac de l'Uby at Barbotan and then takes us through the old village of Cazaubon with its well-preserved 'portes' and onto the old railway track back to Barbotan.  We'll walk through the pretty gardens (with lotus lily ponds) opposite the thermal spa before returning to the lake.  Please note that we do have to walk on the main road for some of this walk.

Re-Walk - TBA - Viella starting at 11.00 am

This is an moderately easy 5kms walk starting at 11.00 am.  We start in the village (located south of Riscle) and head out towards the vineyards towards the lake.   We then continue uphill through the woods (the challenging bit!) passing very close by the Chateau of Viella with its fun tree-house made from an old oak barrel and its vine tunnel. With fantastic  panoramic views of the Gers countryside, as usual!




Gardening Group - Our first outing of the year will take place on 🌹TBA.  We are re-visiting the charming garden of Adrienne Childs at Les Jardins de Clogs - L'escloupe, 65670 Gaussan.   Meeting there in the car park at 14.30h.


Adrienne has been making some changes in the garden and is going to give us a talk on the subject of ‘rewilding’, the importance doing all we can as gardeners to work with nature rather than against it and encouraging biodiversity.

This will be followed by a look around the gardens and, for those who would like, Adrienne will provide tea and cake. Those of you who came last time will remember that her cakes are absolutely delicious 🧁🍰


NB There will be a charge for this visit - I will confirm the amount nearer the time and send directions 









Talking Shop -   The next meeting of the Causerie (or Talking Shop) is in Castelnau d'Angles on Tuesday 3 March at 2.15 pm when we will be watching the film 'Les Chorists'.   


MISC - 



    
Future Dates for your diary


Lunch Dates

Gardening Group - A second date for your diaries - the May outing will be TBA when we will be going to La Plaine Fleurs, just south of Vic-Fezensac, where Karen Gunn will give a talk on creating a cut flower garden followed by a walk around the garden with a question and answer session. There will be an opportunity to buy cut flowers and plants. More details nearer the time. Cost for this outing is 5€ per person 

            
For more information or to email your 
'What's On' updates for your village,

please contact






         



Monday, 23 December 2019

Happy 2020







Wishing you all a very 

Merry Christmas 

and a 

Happy and Healthy 

New Year for 2020




Monday, 25 November 2019

Dec 19 Xmas Lunch






Dear Ladies


We are delighted to invite you to a very special banquet and a Christmas Fair / market 

on

 Tuesday 10th December 

at

Salle des Fetes, Reans




The Christmas Fair will be hosted by our members.  It will be a chance to see their work and also to buy unique Christmas cards and presents.  

The lunch will be catered by Michelle and Dagmar, two of our members who have previously catered for the AGM. Based on your feedback at the AGM, we are holding this extravaganza at the Salle de Fêtes at Réans, which will give us the space to hold the market, will not be crowded and we should not have to restrict numbers 

The Christmas Fair will start at 10:30 with coffee, cake or if you prefer mulled wine.  This will be an opportunity to look around the market and chat with each other. 

The lunch will commence at 12:00 with an aperitif and canapés.  The cost for the lunch, including all wine and coffee is €20 for members and €25 for guest.  Please can you complete the form in your email to register your place and your menu choice.  You can also use the form to register as a stall holder in the market or to send your apologies.




Banquet de Noël Menu



Apéritif: kir pétillant et cocktail sans alcool avec verrines de légumes, canapés



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Duo Kiwis-fillets de truite fumée sur lit de salade et sauce parfumée 
(Kiwi and smoked trout)



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Foie gras (fait maison) confiture oignon 



Or



Noix de Saint Jacques sur lit de Mâche 
(scallops)



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Trou Gascon



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Émincé de dinde avec sauce à l’orange, pommes de terre au four, purée de brocoli 
( turkey with orange sauce) 



Ou



Filet de poison à la bisque de homard 
(fillet of fish in lobster sauce)



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Bûche de noël (faite maison)  
Christmas log 





Includes wine and coffee. 

We will be holding a secret Santa.  Therefore, please can you bring a small, wrapped gift for someone else (value €5) to put Into Santa’s sac. We will also have our standard raffle, any prizes for this are very welcoming 


Details of the lunch 

*. This is a Ladies only lunch, we will not be inviting partners on this occasion but guests are very welcome 
*. The lunch will be subsidized for members.  It will be €20 for members and €25 for any guest that you wish to bring. 
*. The stall holders at the market will only be our members, who are selling or exhibiting their work.  It’s an opportunity to buy some unique presents 
*. Timing:  The market will be from 10:30.  Thé apéritif will commence at 12:00.  
*. General raffle.  We will also hold a conventional raffle, as usual. 
*. Participation in the market.  If you have something that you would like to sell or exhibit, please use the registration form to let us know that you are interested and  you can contact Carol Scott directly ( cascott@orange.fr)
*. Deadline for booking   Please can you book as quickly as possible as this helps the caterers with planning.  We are not expecting to have a cap.  Please can you book before Thursday 5th December. 
*. As usual I will send out a list of members who are attending before the deadline.  We will also give you a feel of the stalls at that time.  
*. Problems with the form.  If you think the form has not worked or have any problems please contact me directly by responding to this email and I will manually add you to the list

Details of the booking 

* numbers should not be restricted but please book early
* please book by Thursday 5 December
* any cancellations on or after Sunday 8th December will be charged
* pleas bring your chèque for €20 (members) or €25 (non members) made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac or cash in an envelope with your name in it.  Your help with this is much appreciated 

Future lunches 

January 14th -The Pigeonneau, Riscle
February 11th - AGM at salle de Fêtes, Réans 

Other News

Saturday 30th November Marian L’Estrange is holding a Christmas Fair at her house in Condom.  All welcome. Please respond to the email if you would like more details. 

Couronne de Noël / Christmas wreath making on 12 December from 10 to 16:00 (or it is possible for the afternoon only).   This is a fun event to make your own Christmas decorations (bring green cuttings, comes, firm and thin metal wire, decorations, ribbons, lights, whatever you think will work in a wreath.)    There will also be a shared lunch (bring something to share).  Please let Barbera Roeloffzen know if you are interested/ want more details.  Barberaroeloffzen@yahoo.com

If you have other announcements please let me know and I will add them to the next mail.  Or post them onto the GLC FB page.  

Thanks
Janet







Sunday, 24 November 2019

Garden Dec 19

















Dear Gardeners

Please contact Barbera if you are interested in participating in the Xmas decorations workshop.



WORKSHOP WREATH 🎄

Welcome to make Christmas decorations. Wreath, bowl or garland. 🕯

on Thursday 12 december 2019

TIME: 10- 16 hrs or only afternoon.

LOCATION: at Marloes in Panjas. Participants will get info and route. 

TO BRING:

Metal coathanger or your old wreath, or ceramic bowl or other containers.

Green cuttings, cones, firm and thin metal wire, decorations, ribbons, electric lights, what you have or like to buy. 

Scissor, knife, plier. Glue? Gloves?

Something to eat at lunchtime🍽

Please let me know if you’re interested and email before 1 Dec to:Barberaroeloffzen@yahoo.com

Best wishes
Gardening Group















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