Selling English Cakes at La Celle-Guenand, in Touraine du Sud

Last Sunday Sandra and I, along with our friends Colin Dyson & Julie Guy, sold many, many, many English-style cakes at the brocante at La Celle-Guenand.

The whole day was such a success that we’re repeating the experience later this summer at Villeloin-Coulangé (near Montrésor) later this summer!

Here are just some of the delights we had on offer:

cakes 1 cakes 2 cakes

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Live music at Le Chatelier ~ August 2015

Sandra and I attended the last two concerts at our local Chateau ~ and a fine time was had both times.

On the evening of August 12 there’s a further chance to listen to some great music from the wind quintet, Artecombo. They will be playing selections from Mendelssohn,  Granados, Ligeti, Hisatome, Ravel, Sibold and Gershwin.

More info at:

Chateau du Chatelier ~ flyer

Chateau du Chatelier ~ flyer



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Les “Tambours tourangeaux” ~ playing in Descartes this Sunday!

Les “Tambours tourangeaux” will be playing in Descartes market on Sunday, 26th July from 10am to 12noon and then, from 3pm, starting from the Descartes Museum they will be leading a guided tour in the footsteps of René Descartes through the town.

Tambours Tourangeaux

Tambours Tourangeaux

Should be fun….see you there?

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Yet more summer activities at Ethni’Cité, village troglodyte

Hi all,

Here are details of children’s summer afternoon activities at Ethni’Cité, Saint Rémy-sur-Creuse plus the artisan weekend in August where yours truly will be singing on the Saturday evening.

Ethnicite ~ flyer ~ children's workshop Ethnicite ~ flyer

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German Youth against Nazisim ~ a new local exhibition

“THE WHITE ROSE” is a temporary exhibition at the Maison du Souvenir de Maillé, 1 rue de la Paix, 37800 Maillé. It runs until 31st August 2015.

The exhibition is a joint French-German initiative depicting the activities of, White Rose; a group of German students who formed an intellectual and peace movement opposed Nazism during World War 2.

From June 1942 to February 1943, this Munich-based student group attempted to awaken the consciousness and resistance to the Nazi regime. They produced leaflets, calling on Germans to rise up and denounce the sufferings caused by war, the deprivation of liberties imposed by the Hitler regime and the enslavement of minds. They are also among the first to warn about the threats to the Jewish population.

The members of White Rose were finally arrested and executed in 1943, after a summary trial.

White Rose - poster

White Rose – poster


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What’s on July 2015: Ethni’Cité, village troglodyte

Ethnicite ~ flyer

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More on bonnets of the Touraine

Touraine bonnetHi all, image from an old postcard I recently bought at a brocante in the area.

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