Well at last summer has arrived! What happened to the August sunshine? Let’s enjoy the sun whilst we can… We had a great summer and it was lovely to see old friends again and make many new ones. Welcome to all of you who asked to be added to our newsletter listing! The village is definitely quietening down now but there are still things going on.
A couple of things to note for September: we are back to our Autumn opening hours now which means that we will be closed on both Monday and Tuesday each week and open from 11.00am through until 6.00pm. We will of course still be open late on Friday evenings and offer our two/three course menu.
We would like to get the pallet games on a Wednesday afternoon back in the courtyard. If anyone is interested then please either give us a call or come in and see Paul. If we can get together a team then there are local competitions that we can enter and teams that we can play against. Let us know if you are interested. We would like to start on the 17th if anyone is interested.
Due to its success, the Monday morning market will keep going throughout September. The stalls will be set up under the tower at the top of the car park every Monday morning from 9.00am until 1.00pm. The last Monday for the market is the 29th of September.
The bird sculptures that were set up at the beginning of the summer are still here in the village. If you haven’t had a chance to discover them all yet why not have a walk round the village and see if you can find all 30 of them. A nice walk gives you a very good excuse to come in and see us for tea and cake – although I don’t really need an excuse myself to eat cake…! The birds will be in place until the end of September.
Talking about the end of the month reminds me – our quiz night starts again on the last Saturday of the month – the 27th September. The menu for the night is our new pie – roast leg of lamb with red wine and rosemary, creamed potatoes and vegetables. The cost per ticket is 10E50, payable when you book your table with Paul. This price includes the two course meal and the quiz – not bad for a night out eh? Look forward to seeing you.
Now something to get your heart pounding, GoGo Bike Hire are offering a cycle tour of the local area. The 21 km ride departs from Le Clemenceau Bar (Rue Clemenceau, 85390 Mouilleron en Pareds) at 11.00 am on 16th September. With Rick as your guide you will follow the Vendee Velo route, passing through Bazouges en Pareds and Pulteau, finishing at Le Clemenceau Bar. This leisurely ride will take approx. 1.5 – 2 hours around the gently undulating countryside in this scenic part of the Vendee. No problem if you don’t have a bike as GoGo Bike Hire will supply hire bikes – they have various sizes to suit all at a cost of €10. If you have your own bike you are more than welcome to join us for €2. If hiring a bike a cycle helmet will be provided. If you would like to join the ride then please email Rick and Angie on firstname.lastname@example.org – please state your height if you are hiring a bike.
One final thing to note, we will be closed for an extra day next Wednesday the 10th as we have family visiting and would like to spend some time with them.
Well that is all for now, hope to see you in the cafe soon,
Paul and Karen
Cafe Cour du Miracle
Tel: 02 51 00 54 93
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