An Introduction to Sophrology: 9.30h Tuesday 8th June

Sophrology is a structured method of personal development designed to reduce stress and promote mental and physical well-being. It has become very popular in this time of COVID.

Are you feeling stressed, anxious, sleeping badly or suffering chronic pain then this event will be perfect. Or maybe you would just like to enjoy an interesting and relaxing morning with a few friends.

Mandy Postlethwaite is a trained Sophrologist working in English and French and has now set up her own Cabinet which is already proving a great success as so many medical practitioners are referring patients especially during these difficult times.

Mandy has kindly offered to host a series of group workshops at her home, depending on the numbers, to introduce the benefits of Sophrology.

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Event Update and Covid Regulations April 2021

Due to the changes announced at the start of April and therefore the stricter rules, we have had to cancel our walks throughout the month of April. Hopefully we will be able to recommence in May with the walk at the Domaine de Certes.

We still have our virtual activities, the Quiz night each Wednesday, the book club and our virtual evening entertainment this month with comedian and magician Tony Rix.

The updated BBC Event List is here

Full information on the lockdown restrictions, in english, as set by the French Govenment are here

We hope you will join in some of the events. Thank you for your understanding.

Our very best wishes to you all

Your Bordeaux British Committee

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Visit & Walk: Domaine de Certes – 10h Friday 7th May

The Domaine de Certes -Graveyron covers 531 hectares of natural sites and harbours a large variety of wildlife. In Certes, the Marquis de Civrac built dykes on the tidal marshes to create Bassins and produce salt. Eventually the Graveyron and Certes dykes were converted for fish farming, agriculture and forestry as the salt works disappeared.

After 1960, the production ended completely and the two areas are now been concentrated on the preservation of wildlife such as swans, egrets, cormorants, black kites, grey herons and storks.

Our walk will take us around the Graveyron loop which starts and ends at Audenge harbour. On the way, you will see La Vacherie (the cow barn) which is open to the public, the majestic Chateau which is currently being restored to create a tourist project and the unspoilt beach of Graveyron where you can take a dip if the fancy takes you!

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Virtual Pub Quiz: 18hrs on the 12th May

BBC Quizzes are still continuing despite COVID regulations!!
Hosted by Claire, the Virtual Pub Quizzes have become a regular fun event and take place on a weekly basis every Wednesday evening at 18h and lasting about 45 minutes to 1 hour max. There are regularly around 20 participants who enjoy not just the quiz but meeting up and chatting.
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Walk & Talk EYSINES-Centre, Thurs 13/Mon 17 May

Join us for a walk and talk around Eysines.

The centre of Eysines has kept a visible heritage of its past as a market-gardening community: low cream-couloured échoppes with distinctive barns, old noble houses, a little château with remarkable trees, a dovecote and garden-tool museum.                                                                                                             

Meeting place and time: Eysines Centre D Tram stop 14.00 hr, 72 bus stop & free carpark close by.

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Milou has organised a memorial walk for Charles who was a loved, respected and active member of the Bordeaux British Community for many years, a former President and newsletter editor.  

We will assemble at 10h 30 at ‘Le Moulin Blanc’, 22 Rue du Moulin Blanc, 33320 Eysines, where there is parking available.  Together we will give a toast to honour Charles before we strike out on our 4 km walk to Parc Majolan and back.

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A Virtual Tour of Buckingham Palace : 19h Monday 24th May

If you have ever wished to see the inside of Buckingham Palace on a walking tour, not only do you have to be in London when it is open to the public, but also have been able to procure tickets.

Now you can visit the state rooms sitting down, in your own living room. Join us for this 45 minute, virtual tour of the main state rooms that you would visit on an official tour. Learn about some of the history of the palace, how the palace’s architecture has evolved over the years, its artifacts and more.

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Book Give-Away Party: Tuesday 1st June, 14.30h

Come and pick up a book or two (for free). Many many English and a few French are available (Classical, Detective novels, Historical etc.). At the same time, enjoy a chat with a cup of tea, a  drink and a few cakes Sandra’s garden in Cauderan on Tuesday 1st  June anytime between 2.30pm to 5pm in the afternoon.  We hope that you will join us.  Please let Sandra know if you would like to attend or have more information about the afternoon or public transport.

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