Our October apero gathering was held at La Confiance, a holiday accommodation complex in the Brenne owned and run by Chris. He kindly hosted and made one of his curries for those who attended.
Peter, Susan, Sylvia, Stephen, Pauline and Pauline enjoying the remarkably mild weather.
He used the gathering to raise a bit of money for the MacMillan Nurses. He had some books which he laid out for sale for a euro each. Quite by chance I was contacted by Charlotte and Fabien, who told me they had about 400 English language books that they wanted to go to good homes. They belonged to their friend Stu, a former BBC cameraman who lived in Boussay, but who has now downsized and moved to his appartment in Paris. Chris was happy to take the books and will hold events throughout the year to sell them, with all proceeds going to the MacMillan Nurses (who specialise in caring for cancer patients in their own homes).
Nathalie, Fabien and Charlotte chatting by the books.
At the end of the evening about 20 books had been sold, which means that on average everyone took a book and left a euro.
Charlotte, Fabien, Nathalie, Jean-Claude and Tim checking out the books.