Category Archives: Holiday with a difference

Tasmanian Volunteers Colin and Janet volunteers holiday in France

Husband and Wife Volunteers from Tasmania Colin and Janet came to La Giraudière as part of a nine week stay in Europe. Colin still works full-time as a government geologist-scientist and Janet works as a clerk for the Tasmania Police. They live … Continue reading

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La Giraudière Takes a Hit from Violent Storm in Brossac

La Giraudière Takes a Hit from Violent Storm in Brossac On Wednesday evening, a whirlwind of destruction blew into La Giraudière as a violent storm hit Brossac and the whole of southwest France. Furious winds at a speed of 160km/hr blew … Continue reading

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Volunteers Wave Goodbye to Life in the French Countryside

Volunteers Wave Goodbye to Life in the French Countryside In addition to the new volunteers we have just welcomed, we have also sadly had to bid farewell to some valuable members of our team at La Giraudière who left the … Continue reading

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La Giraudière Volunteer Night Out at Fète De Musique Barbezieux

La Giraudière Volunteer Night Out at Fète De Musique Barbezieux After a fabulous dinner at the local restaurant Le Samtho at Place de l’Eglise in the village of Brossac Saturday evening, six volunteers headed out for a night on the town … Continue reading

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Volunteers at La Giraudière for the 2018 season (part 2)

Emily – Nottingham, England Emily is a university student in Birmingham and is currently on her year abroad. Studying French as her degree, she hopes to practice the language as well as helping others to learn. Throughout her time at … Continue reading

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