It was a wonderful sunny day for our street party celebrations chez nous. Continue reading “Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Street Party – 2nd June 2012”
For our first walk of this season we were very lucky with the weather. After several weeks of wind and rain, it was a beautiful spring morning when seven of us, and a dog, met at the Sailing Club at Agon Coutainville. Continue reading “Walk and Lunch at Agon Coutainville – May 23rd 2012”
Well….Not even all three of the Marx Brothers turned up to these races! Caroline (Harpo?) and I ( Groucho? ) arrived at Vire on a less than gloriously sunny day, although luckily the drizzle stopped in time for the start of the racing. We were the sole Anglophones but happily, there was a good crowd that created the right sort of atmosphere.
After enjoying lunch we began the serious business of deciding which horse to bet on. Before putting on our bets we went outside to study the horses. Caroline tended to back horses to win which, with two winners, led to a goodly sum being gained! I was more conservative and bet on horses to be placed, but even this led to a modest sum being accrued. but the greatest thrill came from watching our chosen horses careering down the course to the winning post ahead of the field, being loudly cheered on by the lucky punters.
In addition to the racing, the main hall had stalls selling a variety of attractive fashion items, such as jewellery and clothes. Midway through the afternoon there was a fashion show to showcase the clothes; including lingerie and a wedding dress.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves but would be keen to know whether this event just did not interest people or whether there was any other reason for the lack of members at this event.
This year’s AGM was again held at Les Unelles with 27 members attending. Apologies for absence were read out and Tom O’Malley and Chris Wigzell were re-elected.
Continue reading “Annual General Meeting 18th April 2012”
Quiz Night – Friday April 20th
Despite a slightly lower turn-out than last year, the 14 who braved a stormy April evening to attend our quiz at Les Unelles entered into the spirit of friendly competitiveness to make this a fun event for everyone.
Continue reading “Questions, Questions – So Many Questions!”
Anglophone Curry Lunch – Wednesday March 21st
We may not have physically taken the journey to the Indian subcontinent and E.M Forsters days of the Raj, but a taste of India definitely came to rural France on March 21st.
Continue reading “A Passage To India?”
Ten of us met for lunch at La Taverne du Parvis, in Coutances, before the racing.
After a lovely lunch and pleasant conversation, nine of us headed off to Les Unelles for an afternoon at the races. Continue reading “Lunch and DVD horse racing – Saturday 25th February”
We recently had an article about our association published in the Normandy Advertiser
(regional newspaper for Normandy – in English)
If you didn’t see it, you can see a copy of it in the pdf file below:
L’Association Anglophone de Coutances has produced a free booklet to assist English-speaking residents and newcomers to France in their dealings with the French healthcare system. Continue reading “HELP – Medical Assistance”
Christmas started at the Anglophone lunch on December 9th! After a welcome drink and the purchasing of squares of France, and the surrounding sea, in pursuit of hidden
treasure… Continue reading “Christmas Lunch at 16ème Ouest”