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Tasting The Lot

An introduction to me, Luci Cox and my food and wine year.

Learning and teaching about food and wine matching is my passion. My first love was food, my second was wine! I love growing it, cooking it, eating it and drinking it! Who doesn’t?  All I needed was a career that matched my passions.

Having trained at Prue Leith’s cookery school, ...  Read More »

VILLEFRANCHE DU PERIGORD – FETE DE LA CHATAIGNE                                 15 & 16 October 2016

Villefranche du Périgord is a Bastide village founded in 1261 by Alphonse de Poitiers, the brother of Louis IX.  This village lies in the ‘Land of the Chestnut Tree’ in the s...  Read More »

Aide et Espoir aux Réfugiés - Help and Hope

The title sums up the aims of our association, newly created in October 2015, by our president, Jacky Malotaux, as a response to the overwhelming situation which had arisen in Greece.

In September 2015 alone, 153,000 men, women and children had arrived on the Greek islands next to Turkey, all with the hope of travelling o...  Read More »

A summertime afternoon tea

Now the warmer weather has arrived, take the chance to enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea with our delicious Peach and Earl Grey cake, using local juicy peaches. If time is a bit short, you could replace the home made peach and earl grey jam for a shop bought one, but you wont get that lovely fresh taste and the satisfaction of knowing you’re using seasonal ...  Read More »

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses are a useful addition to our French gardens, being both versatile and easy to maintain.

The vast range of sizes -  from the small 25cm/10in to the gigantic 5m/17ft - means they can both fill in a small space in a border or command a significant place in a typical large French country garden. They can be planted in single or small number...  Read More »

My name is Sarah Morris and I have lived in this area for nearly four years. I had always had a yearning to live in France and so on one, cold, wet, day, on the Isle of Wight, where I worked as a letting agent, I clicked the 'send' button on my laptop and off whizzed my application for a job as a housekeeper in France that I had seen advertised in The Lady Magazine.

At the same time I b...  Read More »

Julia Hall, President of Cancer Support France, Dordogne Est & Lot,

speaks to The Quercy Local about her Association’s work in this region


What is CSF?

CSF is an association, a charity as we would know in UK, operated by volunteers with the objective to provide support to English...  Read More »

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