BBC Members – 2020 Subscription Renewal

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Burns Night: Martignas, Saturday 1st February

It’s that time when we celebrate the life of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns and the BBC always celebrates in the best possible style ! 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’ !

Full event details and booking can be found by clicking HERE

Piet de Bie Memorial Walk: Medoc, Saturday 8th February

Ready for another brisk, bracing winter walk?

Weather permitting, the day will kick off with a “tailgate party” to keep first arrivals cheery and warm while waiting for everyone to gather, so come prepared with a thermos flask of hot coffee (or, whatever…). We will then offer a toast to Piet before we strike out on our walk (approximately 4-5 km)

Full event details and booking can be found by clicking HERE

A Day at the Races: Bordeaux Hippodrome, Saturday 22nd February

Feel the thunder of the hooves and the smell of horse sweat as they gallop past the grandstand and on to the finish line, yes this time we are going to get up close and personal !

There are 8 races (all gallops) throughout the afternoon at half hour intervals so you have time to check out the form at the paddock, place a bet and then take your seat in the grandstand to watch the race.

Full event details and booking can be found by clicking HERE

Visit to the Moon Harbour Distillery Bordeaux Thursday 12th March 2020

Following the very successful visit of two years ago, a second visit to the Moon Harbour Whisky. The guided tour, which is in English, will last between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes and includes a presentation of the Moon Harbour Distillery, including visits to the raw material storage area (explanations of malting and whisky production), the cuverie, still room, ageing cellar (a Second World War bunker), as well as a tasting of 3 whiskies and 1 gin.

An optional lunch at neighbouring Courte-Paille will be available afterwards.

The cost of the tour including the 4 tastings is 15 euros per person. More details and booking information can be found here.


As events organiser, I would like to propose two possible group getaways for 2020 as unfortunately our BBC activities week for this year was not possible to organise.

I am not asking for any definite commitment at this time but just to establish if any members would be interested.

Planning needs to start in order to secure accommodation for these popular tourist areas.


2 or 3 nights staying at the Hotel Obisco in the centre of Hondarribia famous for many Tapas Bars and restaurants. A full day sightseeing and shopping in the beautiful San Sebastián
Charming hotel with excellent breakfast for around 95 Euros per double room


3 nights staying at the Logis Saponine Maison D’Hotes a few minutes drive from the famous Arromanche museum and beaches. A comfortable and friendly guests house with 7 lovely rooms and breakfast included with an option of evening meal and the possibility of a dinner with a presentation by an expert guide on the whole area and history. Cost would be around 90 Euros per night plus museum entrance fees etc. visit to BAYEUX to see the tapestry for those who have not already done so.

Please let me know ( contact details are here ) if you feel you would like to participate in one or both of the above and what dates would suit you better. We could also organise car sharing.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the AGM

Avril Postlethwaite ( contact details are here )

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