Monthly Archives: March 2011

8 March 2011

Hi Folks,

I hear you say – “At last they are back and the cafe is open again!” Yes, we’re back from our vacation and look forward to seeing you at the Cafe soon – sorry we look so bronzed and relaxed but it really was a very much needed bit of rest and relaxation. Paul has needed all that “calm” as he has been in La Roche today to register our car in France – my goodness what a performance that has been, but we are finally ready to get our new number plates. OK – now for the news and
events for the upcoming month:

As you have been reminded already by Jan, her English book sale in the cafe will be tomorrow – Wednesday 9th March. Jan has a wide selection of books and DVD’s and she is always pleased to see you – she is here from around 2pm through to around 4.30pm.

We have another quiz evening coming up at the end of the month – the date is SATURDAY 2ND APRIL – (OK I know it’s not really in March). The meal this time will be Paul’s Chicken Curry with chutney, raiti and salad. The evening starts at 7.30pm with two quiz rounds and then we have a break for the meal, after which there are another three rounds of questions. Places can be booked with Paul and the ticket price is 10 Euros per person including the meal. Teams of four work really well and again places will be on a first come/first served basis – a small deposit secures your place. There will be prizes for the winning teams and also a donation to the local Vouvant village school will be made from the proceeds of the evening. Get your places booked quickly as tables go very fast!

I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we are having here at the moment. I am off this afternoon to the garden centre to get some plants as I really do think that Spring is just about here. Although saying that I noticed that the long range forecast is for rain at the weekend – well who believes the weather men anyway!? We are hoping to get the courtyard looking pretty for Easter as that will be when we start our Spring/Summer opening hours. As from the first week in
May we will only close on a Tuesday and our late night will be Friday evening when we will be open until 10.00pm.

Speaking of late evenings, you may have noticed that we are no longer open late on a Saturday evening. There are two main reasons for this -

1. We got pretty lonesome as no-one seems to go out on a Saturday night in winter in Vouvant, and 2. The Pic Vert has opened its doors once again! In March they are open for dinner on Saturday and Sunday evenings and for lunch on Sunday. Hope to see you there!

On a cautionary note, we have received information that there is a computer scam going round at the moment. Have a look at the note from Peter at the foot of this page – luckily he is pretty “Computer savvy” but for someone like me I would have been taken in quite easily.

And finally, thanks to all the ladies who came along to the PartyLite presentation – we had a lovely afternoon in the cafe with all the beautiful perfumes of the candles and oils. The orders have been delivered to the cafe and hopefully those of you who have items here have had my message or call. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Ok folks that’s all for now , look forward to seeing you all soon in the cafe