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  1. Hi, After the success of our Quiz Night (which raised 300euros for charity), I am organizing another social evening! This is to be held on April 1st at the Lion D'Or, 4 rue Jacques Vergeron, 33920 St. Savin. I am calling it an "Oz" night, not because it's a fancy dress or theme night but because the restaurant serves Kangaroo Steaks! Tickets cost 15euros which includes a 3 course meal (starter, main course & dessert) and wine. There will be a fun quiz during the meal, but without prizes, it's just to keep the grey matter working whilst we eat. I am going to hold a raffle though, with all proceeds going to charity. The restaurant only seats 40, so it's strictly first come first served! For more details please email me at:  [email protected] The evening starts at 8pm with drinks at the bar (not included in ticket!) then at 9 we go upstairs to the restaurant to eat and then there is a distinct possibility that we will all go downstairs again to carry on where we left off! If you fancy coming just for a drink, why not pop along and meet us all? Thanks for reading this far, hope to hear from you soon, Regards, Jonathan
  2. Hi again, This will be my last post here, but please look at my new post regarding our "Oz" Night at St. Savin 33920. Another social evening for Brits & French in North Gironde. Hopefully another donation to charity! Take care, JG
  3. Hi to you all, Just to let you know that the night was a great success. People were filling out answer forms at the bar and a table had to be commandeered from the restaurant to seat another 2 teams that were stranded! So thanks to everyone who turned up as well as those who could not attended but wrote & telephoned to wish me good luck. One couple (Anton & wife) saw the event on this forum and came (from near Bordeaux). They paid their way, including the raffle, before telling me they could not stay for the night as they had to be in Paris the next day! Very many thanks, your generosity was especially appreciated. Embarrassingly the event was won by "Les Fonctionaires" led by Jim, the man who wrote the first message on this thread for me! But with a score of 84.5% they deserved to win the 4 bottles of Bubbly, 4 bottles of wine and 4 packs of chocolate! Congratulations! Also I was very pleased that the "stand-alone" question was won by Damien, a French guy who came along for a social evening with some British friends. Salut! But now to the best part! Thanks to the generosity of all those attending (and despite the table full of raffle prizes paid for from the proceeds!),  we still managed to raise 282 euros! So I will be rounding this up to 300 and donating it to the 'Maison de Parents Ronald McDonald" at the Pellegrin Hospital in Bordeaux. In fact, the night proved so popular & was so well received that we are comtemplating arranging one event each month, with the proceeds going to our, or some other, worthy cause. Fish 'n' Chip Night, Race Night and of course more quizzes have all been discussed. In fact any suggestions on this front will be greatly received! Very provisionally, we are considering our next event will be an "Oz night" at a local Restaurant that serves Kangaroo Steaks. This would probably be just a social evening with raffle (although they do have a table football game, so perhaps we could have a tournament afterwards????). The very provisional date for this would be 1st April. The restaurant holds around 50-60 people so places would have to be limited to that number. If you think you might like to come along please let me know. To avoid the possibility of my home email address being "spammed out" I have set up a dedicated "Hotmail" account especially for correspondence about our social evenings. So if you want to contact me please write to:   [email protected] Thanks once again to everyone who expressed interest in our quiz, why not come again next time? Regards & Best Wishes JG
  4. Hi all, Just a reminder to please let me know if you would like to join in the quiz, so I can make adequate preparations for the prizes etc. The questions have been set and  I am open to all offers of bribery to reveal them (bit like the "A" levels in the UK really!). Look forward to seeing you on the night. Regards, Jonathan
  5. Hi, Yes the night is still on and I'm really looking forward to it! For anyone in the Pons area, Radio Pons has picked up on the night & has asked me in for a chat on Tuesday 21st around 3.30pm. As I don't speak French very well I'm hoping he keeps his promise of having the interview conducted in English! The bar in Montendre holds around 60 people in quite comfortable (for French bars!) seating with a table for every 4 chairs. Ideal for a quiz night actually! They have recently redecorated/refurbished into their idea of a British pub. They have (amongst others) both Stella Artois & Guinness ON DRAUGHT, if that helps you make the decision to come along! Obviously the more people taking part, the more fun and sociable the night will be, so please, why not give me a call? As I said before, if it is a success I'd be glad to try and organise at least one event a month, to keep on supporting this charity which now has a place very close to my heart. (I may not like their food, but their charity is such a good one. Until you need their services, you don't know what a brilliant idea it is. There were 8 other families needing their help whilst I was there). If you can't make a full team of 4, don't worry, you can either play as a part team, or join forces with other understrength teams on the night. Any other questions, please fire away! (I've joined the forum now so that I can answer in person!) Good Luck to you all!
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