As Christmas approaches, Covid-related travel restrictions are removed, and the weather begins to warm a little, we look forward to a new year of the Alliance. It looks like the end-of-year wine tasting we were planning can’t go ahead and you will have to rely on local suppliers for your Christmas tipples, but we are still looking forward to our Christmas Party/Coupe d’Antibes and BBQ at Mandeni and our much-postponed AGM and French Film Night at Club Sapphire. Under current NSW government health regulations these events are open to fully vaccinated members.
In the new year we are planning our 2022 Welcome Party, the Alliance Française Sapphire Coast Adventure Tour and another visit to John and Sally-Ann Cottle’s gardens at ‘Shirley’. The dates of these events will appear in the December newsletter.
Earlier in the year Sylvie donated the French version of Scrabble and other board games which are available at our cupboard at the Tura library. Luckily for us, her recent change of residence has required a further scaling down of French items which will help you while away a couple of hours on a rainy day. These include the French version of Dominoes, and a number of picture books featuring well-known personages such as Spirou and Gaston La Gaffe. For the more studious among you Clive has donated a complete BBC French Language course. If you haven’t already done so, visit the library and borrow one of these or any of the many films, books and other items on the shelves.