I’m very pleased to report on the highly successful Bastille Day lunch we held last Sunday at the Tathra Hotel. On a sunny day in a private section of the restaurant decorated in bleu-blanc-rouge and offering panoramic views of an endless ocean, seventy-five revellers helped us celebrate France’s national day. The wonderful atmosphere of the event was enhanced by a roving accordionist who played a mix of French and popular music which provided an additional Gallic flavour to proceedings. We hope that the twenty non-members who shared the day with us enjoyed the food, the wine and the company and will come along to more of our Alliance functions.
Members will be aware that our inaugural French cooking group met at Kerry Hunting’s house at 10.30 on Friday, 17 May and that there was a follow-up meeting on the following Tuesday. This group has been a bit quiet lately but we are planning to meet again soon. Regine and Wolfgang Kasper have generously offered to host another French cooking event at their house on Friday, 9 August before they depart for yet another trip overseas. More details are provided later in this newsletter.
Finally, I would like to remind members about the wonderful collection of books (in both French and English), French text-books, DVDs and magazines which form our library. The collection includes all of the films featured in our French film nights. Anh-Thu Stuart, who is a member of our committee, and our librarian, has spent many hours getting the collection in order and making it readily accessible to members. I encourage you all to pop in to the Tura Library and take advantage of this wonderful resource.
Amities, Rob McCombie