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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

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

April 2019 Lunch

Bonjour Ladies

We have pleasure in inviting you to the next lunch, which will be at a new venue

 The Golf club at Eauze
 on Tuesday 9th April 

We hope that you can join us at 12:00 to 12:15.  The owners Laëtitia et Tony are excited to welcome us and have proposed the following menu for €20.  

Please can you complete the form in your email to register your interest and menu choice.  You can also use the form to send your apologies.

Welcome with kir et 3 tapas
(to be taken on the terrace if the weather allows it).


entrée salade printanière avec ses 2  tartines
 (spring salad with two toasts)


poisson : dos de cabillaud (ou poisson équivalent) sauce citronnelle et wasabi
 (cod with lemongrass and wasabi)


Viande : effeuillé de magret aux condiment asiatique et bouillon
 (duck breast with asiatic seasoning and broth)

*accompagnement pour les 2 plats d’un riz aux petits légume

dessert : pomme au four, caramel vanillé et son croquant au sucre roux
 (baked apple, caramal vanilla in a sauce)

Vin compris

The cost will be €20.  Please book by Thursday 4th April.  We are not expecting to reach a cap, but it’s always better to book early. I will update on the final date for booking in my next email.  As usual I will send out the list of attendees before the deadline. 

Please note coffee is NOT included.  If you want coffee after the meal you will need to pay the venue when you order it.

Details of the booking

*numbers should not be restricted

* the deadline for booking is Thursday 4 April.  We will give definitive numbers on Sunday 7 April, so any cancellations after this date will still be charged

* please reply to the email address at the bottom of this mail (or by reply) if you are having problems with the form or feel that the form may not have worked I will then add your details manually

* the cost of the lunch is €20, which includes the appero and wine but does not include coffee.

Please bring your chèque for €20 made payable to Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac or cash in an envelope with your name on it,  your help with this is much appreciated as it helps to speed up the booking in process.

Other information 

The details of the golf club are:   
Golf d'Éauze Grand Armagnac

If you have not renewed your membership please can you bring a separate chèque or cash (€10) to the lunch. 

I will send an update of activities for April.  Please let me know if you have any events that you would like to add

Future lunches 
May - Tuesday 14 May.   Le Commerce at Estang.   

June - Tuesday 11th June.  Auberge La Baquere, Préneron.  We hope that this will be outside as it was a very popular outdoor venue last year.

best wishes and looking forward to seeing you at the next lunch.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

March Acivities

Dear Ladies

This is a general round up of our activities in March.  Please let me know if you have news for April

Please respond to this email if you would like further information and are not already part of the email chain for the group.

Group activities 
  • Tuesday 5 March (1st Tuesday of the month) French / English conversations (talking shop).  Come and join us for coffee, cake and some French conversation on the subject  « favorite author or book ».  Everyone is encouraged to present their piece and native speakers help.  Followed by Auberge espagnol (bring and share) lunch.   Group leader Jo Boucher 
  • Thursday 7 March Gardening Group.  Will meet at 2:30 at Jardin Embolage, Miranda.  A person will be present to answer questions on various things about gardening and the plants they have on sale.  Tea and Cake will et served afterwards.  There may be a small charge for their services. Group leader Pat Wright.   All welcome.  Please turn up if interested,
  • Friday 8th March - walking group.  a series of 3 circular walks very close to each other and the theme is 'lakes and forest'.  I think the dogs will love them and we will too!!  We will meet at 11.00 am at the Aignan lake for the first walk. Group leader Denise Parker 
    • Walk 1 Aignan - 6kms (Estimated time < 2h).  This walk takes us from the lake of Aignan through the pretty forest and out a ridge where we have fantastic views of Aignan and Sabazan.
    • 2.  Bouzon-Gellenave - 5 kms  (Estimated time 1.5h - start time 14.00h) just up the road from Aignan off the D48 lies Gellenave.  We follow a pretty  forest trail below the church of St Go and up to the sweet Chapel of       Bouzonnet.  We then cut through vineyards with more splendid views of Sabazan and the Aignan ridge where we have just left!
    • 3. Termes d'Armagnac - 5 kms  (Estimated time 1.5h - start time 16.00h).  Just up the road from Bouzon-Gellenave again on the D48 is Termes d'Armagnac.  From the medieval Chateau/Tower, we follow a track across fields and into the woodlands and continue along another ridge with fabulous views before returning back to the village.
    • These are 3 separate walks and we will have to drive between them but you do have a choice to do any or all of them.  I would suggest that you do bring something to eat if you are planning on all 3!  Aignan lake is a lovely location for our lunch.  There is a café there but I'm not sure if it will be open out of season. 
  • Tueqsday 12th March (2nd Tuesday of the Month)   Our lunch at La Falène Bleue, Lannepax from 12 onwards.   This is now full and we have started a small waiting list.  Contact Janet Jones 
  • Wednesday 13th March at 11.00 am. Walking group.  Walk Lqgraulet (repeat walk).  Lagraulet is a very pretty hill-top village between Gondrin and Montreal-du-Gers.  On this walk there are 2 variants - the original walk is 12 kms - variant1 is 8kms and variant 2 is 10 kms but there is a steep incline back into the village on our return!  (Variant 1 does not use this route).  We walk through the pretty Gers countryside with some fantastic views en route.  Group Leader Denise Parker 
  • Thursday 21 March.  Book club meeting with coffee, cake and a lot of discussion.  The March book is « the tattooist of Auschwitz » by Heather Morris.  Group Leader Jo Boucher 
    • Brief description : I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942,  L’ale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of The most potent symbols of the Holocaust.Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad,a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too.So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human storiesof the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz.  If you are interested in joining the group or borrowing the book from one of the members please contact Jo.
  • Tuesday 19th March.  Knitting Group meet in Eauze.  Group Leader Marion Pitchley.
  • The singing group (The Gersabelles).  Meet every Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 12:00 in the room above the cinema in Nogaro.  They cover a wide range of song genres including modern popular, folk, gospel, musicals, jazz.   Please come along and join us if you fancy a sing or if you just want to see / hear what’s going on. 
  • Tuesday 9th April.  Next Gascogne Ladies Club lunch will be at a new venue, The Golf Club at Eauze (thanks to member’s recommendations).  
Concerts and évents in our area
Fleurece Cinéma Club.  Posted by Susan Brissaud 
THÉ FAVORITE . Thursday 7th March at 5.30 pmDirector: Yorgos Lanthimos / 2019 / 2h00 / UK certificate: 15.  Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weiss.  In English with French 
THE MULE. Thursday 21st March at 5.30 pm / 1h56.  Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper.  In English with French subtitles.
STAN & OLLIE.  Thursday 4th April at 5.30 pm / 1h38.  Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.  In English with French subtitles.   Followed by a "pot luck" aperitif.
Sunday 17 March.  Concert « chants russes et basques du XIXeme).  At the cathedral saint-pierre, Condom.  Contact 06 95 78 18 50.  Entrance free.
Information on Cinema in Eauze: the médiathèque Eauze is interested to find some volunteers to participate in a program that offers films in VO and starts earlier than the usual 21h. if there is enough demand, more movies can be added. Any volunteers are welcome to reply and we will give you the name of the contact.  This could be like the Fleurence cinema club in this Eauze area if some enthusiastic people get involved.   Posted by Ginster Michel 
    • Due to the often late hours of film screenings, seniors cannot always attend the screenings offered at the Cinéma Armagnac d'Eauze. We have therefore set up a "Ciné Séniors" film cycle, with a preferential rate of €5 for those over 60 and free, if applicable, for those accompanying the EHPADS. We propose a monthly session, on the first Thursday afternoon, from October to April at 3pm at the Armagnac cinema in Eauze, open to all.The films are recent and last about 1h30. We have chosen a light theme to allow everyone to have a pleasant time, our objective is to offer a moment of conviviality and to strengthen social ties: to encourage the sharing, living together and opening up to the outside world of people who can be isolated.
    • Thursday , March 7 - 3pm - "What have we done to God now?"
    • Thursday, April 7 - 3pm - "At your fingertips
Thank you Ladies
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