(EDITED) A very important dinner in France – Mougins for Cambodia.

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EDITED on April 4 2015

Very sadly the Dinner advertised below has had to be CANCELLED – not enough time to prepare such a big event -.

We will leave the post here  – you never know, someone in the future may pick up and run with the idea – we really hope so..

I does mean that a High School for our children is now very much on hold. Obviously we have to maintain the schools and Education that we already have until we have this sort of new funding;

So below is the unaltered but CANCELLED Dinner.

On April 24 2015

The Royal Mougins Golf Club will host a magnificent Dinner to raise money for our children.The goal is to build  a HIGH SCHOOL!. It will named  something like, ‘Mougins High school – Cambodia’ or maybe ‘The Royal Mougins High School – Cambodia’ – we’ll talk through a name and plaques etc later.


The Golf Club is being helped by Mougins School – The International School which has helped us in Big ways on several previous occassions (scroll down for the latest show at the school just last year) … I’m also certain that Hilary in Antibes will be a major inspiration and help.

If you open the School site and find ‘Newsletter” you will see the letter that school parents and students have seen.


There are two months to go at the time of writing so I’ll give an update  closer to the ‘Dinner’ date of April 24. Meanwhile – here is the POSTER –

Just two months to wait for this special night. If you are reading this in The South of France then put the 24th April into your Diaries. For everyone else, you could actually donate to that night by contacting one of the organisers on the poster.. … Lots more news SOON. John.

SADLY, if you’ve come in at the bottom of the post – the Dinner was CANCELLED on April 4 2015. Ever onwards with more plans and progress.. John.










Nang’s Story.

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A very very sad time in the village – for Nang’s family, for the village and for me.

Please open ‘Nang’s Story’ – in the Index on the left of your screen.

Nang has died. We fought hard for years with Nang.  Nang inspired many of our village health concerns and projects.

Nang’s daughter Peery is five years old. Nang will live on, not only in hearts but also in village projects. Peery will be loved, cared for and supported.

Seventeen photos and notes added to ‘Nang’s Story” today.


Bon Chance ANTIBES – “Down and Out in London and Paris”

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This weekend on Cap d’Antibes:  A troupe of Dublin Players will give

two performances – Friday the 6th February and Saturday 7th February of –

George Orwell’s play “Down and Out in London and Paris”

 George Orwell’s Paris 1933 – the year his book was published.

If you have either chanced upon this post while browsing or you are a regular from anywhere around the world but you just happen to be in The South of France over this weekend – make contact with anyone in Antibes and they should (hopefully) direct you there …

 and George Orwell himself in 1933.

Now, please scroll down to the ‘previous posting of Australians in our Guesthouse. The Antibes audience always gets an update…. absolutely up to date – of happenings in our villages and Schools.. If you should scroll further back you will find announcements and comments on several years of these truly wonderful shows at La Timonerie…..