Picnic/Garden Games: Labat : Monday 13th June


The picnic starts at 12.30. Please bring your picnic, cutlery and plates, glasses and your choice of beverage. We will supply tables, chairs, coffee and tea.


After lunch we will set up the games, Boules, Croquet and Table Tennis and you can either join in or just enjoy yourselves as spectators.


Location and directions will be notified after your booking is received.

For those from *the other side* who wish to join us, we can arrange a pick up from the ferry at Lamarque. The ferry leaves Blaye at 10.30 and 1200, it returns at 17.15 and 18.45

A flavour from last year

This event is always very popular and to give you a flavour, this is what happened last year:

The day’s picnic was organized by Jenny. A very well attended event. Everyone brought a dish, which created a delicious spread that was shared alfresco. Plenty of liquid refreshments too. Tables swapped around to make life interesting. Desserts followed. Some of the recipes are attached, together with this newsletter, because they tasted so good lots of people requested this (thanks to Elizabeth, Norma and Deirdre).

labatNext came the competitions – croquet on Ted’s manicured lawn…. Great attention to detail (like Monsieur Magrez’s chateau) to create a lawn worthy of this mighty game. Liz started off slowly and after warming up, out-croqueted a lot of us. The petanque teams were getting very competitive as well. There was a gazebo for shade and those that wanted to cheer on their team. Deirdre and Chris have played this before and their underarm boules got mighty close, and they ended up winning by a tight margin. We all had a go at most ball games including ping pong.

Upstairs, some enjoyed Wimbledon – cheering on Murray. Sadly Murray fought hard later in the week to be beaten by Federer. Then out came the teapot, blue willow china and biscuits. Jenny and Ted had thought of everything!


Please reserve direct with Ted or Jenny or book online.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation