A quieter weekend this time in Paris, although the scent of burning candles will be in the air. For some unexplained reason, several birthdays are being celebrated - to which you are all invited of course! Other events include an exhibition, a ‘flair’ event and a somewhat grimmer anniversary.Please add any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself in the comments, and let me know if you have any events in the coming weekends you would like to promote.Happy Birthday Point Ephemère!The Point Ephemère alongside the Canal Saint Martin is celebrating its 5th birthday this month, but the birthday party is this Friday night. If you have never been before, this is the moment to check out this unusual and unusually well-situated venue which operates as a bar, restaurant, concert hall, night-club and rehearsal space. If you have been before, now is the time to go again. If you go regularly, you won’t need … [Read more...] about Something for the Weekend (16th/18th October)
France for the weekend
Once more, a few suggestions for interesting or unusual things to do in Paris for the coming weekend. This will be the first weekend of Autumn, but the sun is forecast to shine, so I’m sending you out into the streets again!Please add any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself in the comments, and let me know if you have any events in the coming weekends you would like to promote.La Fête des JardinsThroughout the weekend, just about every park and garden in the city will have some kind of activity organised. It may be tasting food, learning how to pot plants, or just live music, but ‘something for everyone’ is the cliché that comes to mind.For those looking for something a little out of the ordinary, try the Parc de Buttes Chaumont which is always a fascinating visit, but which this weekend will also feature a demonstration by the city tree-surgeons! On a quieter note, many of the secret and private … [Read more...] about Something for the Weekend? (26th/27th September)
As an experiment, I have decided to create a new feature each Friday with a few suggestions of interesting or unusual things to do in Paris each weekend. This weekend is particularly rich in events, so it is a good time to start! Please let me know if you have any events or activities you think should be promoted or which you would like to promote yourself.Les Journées du PatrimoineMy suggestions have already been mentioned here.Various sites around Paris, the 19th and 20th September.Le Techno ParadeThe fact that there is now an ‘official store’ for this event should tell you that this is not exactly an underground happening, but there should be some interesting surprises this year. Perhaps best of all will be the float representing the electronic scene of Istanbul to celebrate the current ‘Saison de la Turquie en France’.Saturday 19th – begins 1pm at Place Denfert Rochereau and ‘finishes’ at 8 pm at place de la Bastille.Tattoo Art FestNow … [Read more...] about Something for the Weekend?
CHOOSE a golf and spa hotel at home or abroad for the perfect couple’s compromise. We compare the 2,000-odd-acre Celtic Manor estate in Newport, Wales, with L’Hôtel Du Golf in France to help you pick your next vacation. Newport, Wales The pad: The chalet-like Hunter Lodges on the 2,000-odd-acre Celtic Manor estate are tucked away overlooking the 2010 Ryder Cup course and come complete with a hot tub, sauna and enough room for eight adults, plus two kids. A minibus concierge will even ferry you around the resort so you can crack open the prosecco and leave the cars on the drive. Explore: For those not golfing on one of the three courses, the two mini-golf courses with water obstacles are a great laugh, from £6, or test your fear of heights on the Forest Jump course, from £11. If you can tear yourself away from the resort, both Caldicot Castle, free entry (Visitmonmouthshire.com/caldicot-castle), and Tintern Abbey, entry £6.90 … [Read more...] about Choose a golf and spa hotel in Newport or France for the perfect couple’s compromise holiday
Mercury to rise above 30C as hot weather returns for the weekend BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Another blast of hot weather is set to hit parts of the UK. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/mercury-to-rise-above-30c-as-hot-weather-returns-for-the-weekend-37180427.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37180425.ece/69846/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_26420776-b4f1-4f1e-98ac-06e40a7fc133_1 Email Another blast of hot weather is set to hit parts of the UK. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said the mercury was likely to reach the high 20s and low 30s again, adding that despite the more comfortable temperatures in recent days “it is not the end of the hot weather for the summer”. Temperatures could climb back up to 31C in London this weekend, with sunshine returning to most of the country. The north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will enjoy temperatures in the mid-20s, with scatterings of rain. A Met Office spokesman told the Press Association: … [Read more...] about Mercury to rise above 30C as hot weather returns for the weekend