Welcome to the AFACTP website. This is a work in progress and want to add more as time goes on. With access to “whats on”, “gardening club” and links to the facebook page. We welcome your comments for improvement, please email Colin. Thank you and enjoy.
As a family of Hoarders with plenty of space to store things it has always been difficult to get rid of things…..
Some things are too good to throw away,
“One Mans’ Trash is another Mans’ Treasure!”
I for one have in recent years discovered a couple of amazing websites that may be of use to some of you who do not already know….
Momox – https://www.momox-shop.fr
Buy & Sell books
Vinted – https://www.vinted.fr
Buy & Sell clothes and a whole lot more
Both been amazing as well as Facebook marketplace…
Maybe there is something that you are looking for that you just can’t find, or that you don’t want to spend a lot on, someone else may have one in a cupboard that they haven’t used in years and would be glad to sell or exchange…..???
We have therefore decided to “RELAUNCH” this page as a kind of homage to “SWAP SHOP” .
This will be on a new page on the menu bar above
Interested parties had a short walk at the ‘Plan d’eau’ in St Hillaire and a meeting at the Turpin’s house to discuss the calender for this years walking group
Walking Calender 2023
March 26th – Cliff Walk
April 23rd – Parigne
May 14th – Pontorson
June 18th – Le ferre
July 16th – Petit Celland
August 20th – Levare
September 17th – TBC
October 22nd – Ernee
November 19th – TBC
December 17th – Vitre or Domfront.
Note from Shan Walker :
MEETING PLACE: 7 Le Gasset, 35133 Parigne
(ample parking) house is a longere on D115
Lynne and Les Coopers House
Sunday 4 September 2022
I am not usually a chip lover! But…… the chips that Julie and Andrew created for the recent BBQ family fun event were very good indeed. I even had seconds!! The Toulouse sausages and other delicacies lovingly cooked to perfection over the coals by Colin, were also highly satisfactory, and the desserts very tasty. So, I think we can say that the food was definitely a hit.
The company – well, there was a lot of chat, plenty of sunshine, and a good mix of ages from young people in their 20s to…… um we might gloss over that one! And the temperature of the weather matched the temperature of the mood – pleasant, warm and breezy.
The games – this was an introduction for most of us to something called Mölky, which turned out to be fun – chucking a thick stick at a bunch of smaller sticks, with numbers written on their diagonally cut tops. The rules were a little complicated but Julie and Jocelyne seemed to know what they were doing, and helped out where necessary. Even Val managed very well from her seated position to hurl the thick stick in the right direction, so well done to her! The Boules/Petanque went its usual merry way, with plenty of discussion about whose ball was closer to the jack, and the extra challenge coming from the slope on the Coopers’ driveway, resulting in the need for a little bit of spin, here and there. The winning pair were Andrew and Julie – I am sure Andrew was on the winning team last year, so we need a serious challenger next year!
There was a raffle – which made a very small profit, and an auction of 2 rose climbers – kindly donated by Shan and Martin in aid of the Association. Thank you to those who bid, and paid up. May your roses bloom and flourish!
And of course, our thanks go to our kind host and hostess – Lynne and Les Cooper – for opening up their home and lovely garden to us all, so that we could enjoy a late summer BBQ with excellent entertainment and conviviality.
The Gardening group has been going for a few years now and has proved to be very popular. It is also about the only thing that has been able to continue througout the current restrictions.
By clicking below you will find interesting facts, recipes, members projects etc.
As you should all now be more than aware memberships are due. If you have not paid yours then you will not receive any more newsletters.…..
You will see that we finally have some dates in the diary for the coming month the first of which is the long awaited Members event where we will be combining some outdoor games along with the opportunity for some Fish and Chips. Please see the following page for full details and how to reserve your spot
We do hope you will re-join the Association and thank you all for your patience during the Covid restrictions.
Please note on the membership form that they need to be sent to Jane’s new address.
This is on the bottom of the membership form.
By clicking below you will open our membership form. Please print out fill in and send to our treasurer.