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Dust off your Velo and Walking Shoes ! : Entre Deux Mers – Friday 19th January

Enjoy some leisurely cycling or walking and explore a very different area of our region (not a vineyard in sight!) or come for a walk or just come for lunch ! A gentle cycle ride on tarmac and in …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Burns Night: Martingas – Saturday 27th January 7.30 for 8pm

Update: Fully booked !

It’s that time again, when we celebrate the life of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

Some would say he was the greatest (Scottish) poet ever to have lived, and measured by the number of parties held around the world every year to celebrate his anniversary, that could be true. However, it may also have something to do with the whisky, which always flows freely and helps to drown the ‘Haggis Beasty’.

The traditional menu will consist of smoked salmon, haggis, neeps, tatties and trifle with wine and whisky. Entertainment will include the pipes, some Burns recitation and the traditional …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Piet de Bie Memorial Walk: Vendays – Thursday 8th February

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?

I think not! So do plan on joining us for the 2nd Annual Piet De Bie Walk which, like last year, will take place on Piet’s birthday.

The date for the walk is Thursday February 8, 2018 and will be in the Vendays area.

This …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Scottish Country Dancing: Labade – Thursday 8th February

The BBC has a Scottish Country Dancing Group. For those who have not tried or seen Scottish Country Dancing in action, it is highly sociable and the dances are generally energetic. You start with a partner and you will know that you have grasped the steps when you at least finish with the same………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


India Saga: Lunch with a Talk in Andernos, North Bassin d’Arcachon – Tuesday 20th February

We have invited  BBC member Mick Howarth to share his experiences as a young man in 1960’s India in an illustrated talk and discussion after a good lunch at the Etoile restaurant in Andernos.

There is an optional walk in the morning.

He will relate something of the joys and frustrations of being thrown in at the deep end as a lecturer at the age of 21 in a remote …………………..………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ].


Exhibition ‘Cellules Souches’ (Stem Cells): Bordeaux- Friday 23rd February

Did you know that we are the result of the multiplication and diversification of a handful of tiny stem cells? All life begins with stem cells. Without them men, animals and plants could not live. Our body is constantly regenerating and creates more than 300 million new cells per minute.

Today, with the help of stem cells, doctors can produce skin or treat patients with cancer. And tomorrow?   Could we cure through these special cells diseases like Alzheimers or diabetes?

We have organised a private guided tour of …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Scottish Country Dancing: Labade – Thursday 8th March

The BBC has a Scottish Country Dancing Group. For those who have not tried or seen Scottish Country Dancing in action, it is highly sociable and the dances are generally energetic. You start with a partner and you will know that you have grasped the steps when you at least finish with the same………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


St Patrick’s Night – Lanton – Saturday 17th March

We are delighted to be returning to Arthur’s Pub where we all had a fantastic time last year !

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2018 in style in an Irish Pub !

Come along and be ready to enjoy a good Irish dinner, Irish music and ………… [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]


Activities Week: Marans (near La Rochelle) – 2nd to 9th June 2018

Update: 7 apartments are now booked but there is room for one or two more couples. If you want to come, please book direct with Ted and Jenny as soon as possible but by the end of January at the latest !

This year Ted and Jenny are proposing a week at Marans, a small town about 20 minutes north-east of La Rochelle and near the Marais Poitevin.

Park and Suites is a complex of groups of two storey apartments set in a park.  Each apartment has a bedroom with large double bed leading to a shower room and on to a kitchen/dining area with large fridge, dishwasher, hob and microwave (no oven) with a sofa bed, table and chairs.  Outside there is a small balcony or patio.  Outside for your use a large heated pool, sauna, ping pong and a boules court.

A few minutes walk brings you into the little town where you will find shops, a small marina, bars restaurants. We are planning excursions to the Marais Poitevin, visits to ruined abbeys, chateaux, walks along the coast and of course La Rochelle and Ile de Re.  There is an opportunity to play golf at Pree la Rochelle.  There is certainly a lot to do in the area, but maybe you would just like to relax around the pool and …………. [ PLEASE ‘click’ HERE TO DISPLAY THE FULL DETAILS ]