Monthly Archives: September 2011

7 September 2011

Hi folks,

Here we are again, another month has passed and we are moving on toward autumn – in fact with the weather the way it is today I think we have already arrived! Rain over night, high winds and now a mixture of sun and cloud but still quite warm… let’s hope the sun carries on shining for a few more days.

What a lovely few weeks we have had – I hope you have all enjoyed your holidays, wherever you went, especially if you came back here to us in Vouvant. We have met many new people over the past months and have added many names to our newsletter distribution list – I hope you all enjoy receiving our letter each month. We enjoy receiving emails from you and also getting feedback about France, the Café and Vouvant – we try to take up as many suggestions as are possible and feasible!

Speaking of feedback, we would very much like to hear from you if you are a regular visitor and have any comments on our ideas for the future of the café. We have found in recent months that the number of Friday night clients has been falling to such an extent that Paul and I are often the only people here all evening! We have therefore decided that we will no longer be open late on a Friday evening. We will however, be able to concentrate more on our new regular monthly events, which we will hold on either a Friday or Saturday evening throughout the winter months –
events such as Quiz nights, themed Foodie Evenings (Indian, Italian, Thai, French, etc.), Music evenings and any other ideas that come to us, or that are suggested by you. This will give us all something to look forward to over the winter months.

Our first such evening will be in October – a Halloween Celebration Quiz – with Chilli and Jacket potatoes and a “Scary Quiz”! It has been suggested that there should be a “Booby Prize” for the lowest scoring team so we will make sure there is something from the pumpkin patch for the losers as well as the winners. You are all invited to come in fancy dress and there will be a special prize for the best turned out! We will hold the quiz on Saturday 29th October and places can be booked with Paul from the 12th October. Further details will be available nearer the time.

We will be taking a short holiday at the end of September so the cafe will be closed from Sunday September 25th until we re-open on Wednesday 12th October. We will be away on holiday for just a week but will then return to Vouvant to prepare for our exciting new Winter menu which will be available once we re-open on the 12th. More details to follow in our October newsletter…!

One last item to let you know about – the Vouvant Reading Group is looking for new members and will be holding an Open Evening in the Cafe on October 13th from 7.00pm. The group meets about once a month to talk about the books they have read over a meal and drinks in the cafe. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the group and find out more details – a poster is on display in the cafe for further information.

OK folks that’s all for now, looking forward to seeing you in the cafe soon,
Au revoir et a bientot!
Paul and Karen