Monthly Archives: May 2012

1 May 2012

Hello Everyone,
At last some sunshine – let’s hope that the UK get some too. I am not going to go on about the weather as we have all had similar rain and cloud so let’s talk about something else!

There are so many national holidays in France in May that it really does get confusing, especially as not all schools and colleges have the same days off. Goodness knows if you are a working parent and are trying to juggle holidays and work it must be very difficult!  We are keeping to our Monday and Tuesday closed days for May – it makes it simple for everyone if we stay the same as usual (including us!) However we will be taking a few extra days off in the middle of May as we are returning to the UK for a family wedding – we are really looking forward to it! Paul’s sister Janet will be marrying Roger on the 19th May so we will be closed from Friday the 18th May and re-open on Thursday 24th May.

OK folks here are some of the events planned over the coming month:
Wednesday 2nd May is our monthly visit from PaperBack Jan from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Come and have a cuppa with us as you browse through her collection of books and DVDs, and get the latest edition of the “Deux Sevres Monthly” magazine. If the weather is good enough we may even get our Pallet board out in the courtyard – let’s hope for some sun!

As mentioned last month from the 28th April to the 28th May, in the Nef Theodolin there will be an exhibition of art and the gallery at the bottom of the toer has re-opened with some fine examples by local artists. As you know we also like our pictures and paintings in the cafe and love to have new works to show; after last month’s request we have had some very striking pictures of animals added to our gallery by the daughter of a local resident. Don’t forget if any of you budding artists or
photographers out there would like to add your own works to the walls of our cafe we are happy to oblige.

Our quiz night on the 28th April was a great success – congratulations to the winning team the Numpties who won with a respectable 87 out of 100, closely followed by the Larkins who came second with 84 – well done to all. As you know our quizzes are all about having a fun evening, good food and a few drinks with friends so the questions are never too difficult! We hope you all enjoyed yourselves. Our next Cafe Quiz will be on Saturday 26th May and we are opting for a typically English evening – the meal will be “Bangers and Mash” served with onion gravy, followed by Karen’s home made rice pudding. As usual the evening will start at 7.30pm. Tables of four can be booked with a 10Euro deposit with Paul behind the bar. As usual, tickets will be 10 Euros each which includes the quiz and meal. We look forward to seeing you!

A date in June for your diaries – on the 9th June we will be hosting Zapaloosa in the courtyard. They are a local French band of three young guys who play a selection of music from soul and blues to jazz and rock. We have heard some of their cover versions of songs by Santana and Lenny Kravitz, to name just a couple and they are very good! This event will be held in the
courtyard from 8pm to around 11pm. Let’s hope that the weather is on our side – we will give you further information nearer the time.

OK folks that’s all for now. Hope you can come and join us here soon for some of our events in the cafe…