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March soirée – Les recettes franҫaise

For this evening we will focus as much as possible on French food. Bring a dish you have made from a recipe – savoury or sweet – based on real French food – whether general or regional.

The idea is that those willing cooks will be able to enlighten us on their recipe – maybe explain the recipe ingredients in French? – Maybe describe the cooking process? – The region your dish comes from? – or tell us if there is anything special about the dish. Is it made for a particular event? – Is it made from ingredients that are only found at a certain time of year?

Please come prepared to talk about your dish and we will choose one person (or more) from each table to step up and tell us about what they have broughtAnd in case you miss out on explaining your delicacy, why not bring a small description of it to place beside the dish when it is served?

For details of where it is held, when it will be and times, see your March newsletter.

Market day in France

The photo shows market day in a French village in Provence.




Annual ‘Concours de Pétanque’

Sunday, 24 March 2019

This promises some serious fun. ‘Serious’ because once you get involved in playing pétanque, the competition can become quite serious – and ‘Fun’ because pétanque is made to be enjoyed with friends, food and wine.

Once again we have the luxury of enjoying the hospitality of our members, Rick and Kathryn Steele, who have generously agreed to open their pétanque facilities to us for a day’s picnic and play.


This day is for anyone who . . .

  • has been to France and either watched or longed to join the leisurely games of pétanque held in village squares across the country;
  • wants to learn how to play this fascinating game;
  • who plays, but is frustrated that we don’t have a dedicated outlet in Ballarat;
  • would love to be part of a super day out (with a little competitiveness thrown in).Boules

So mark out Sunday, March 24th in your diary and watch out for our next ‘Stop Press’ newsletter which will give you all the details of the day, which begins with registration at 10.30am for a prompt start of play at 11am.

All you need to bring is a picnic lunch and something to drink, maybe a fold-up chair and of course a set of boules if you have one. We will have extra boules to share if you don’t.

RSVP to if you are coming so we can organise teams and pistes.








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