December 20, 2014


-          Tomorrow  21st December at 5pm there will be an English Christmas service at St Eloi Temple Rouen . An occasion to sing in English...
-          On the 24th, at 4pm French time, you’ll be able to listen to the Festival of Lessons and Carols, live from King’s College Chapel in Cambridge (BBC Radio 4)
Merry Christmas to all.

December 2, 2014

Christmas is a coming ....

 faster than we know .. and it just wouldn't be complete without the " traditional"  Christmas Hamper ..
 4 chances to win to celebrate the 4th year of ABC .. buy your tickets and book a night at the ABC Cellar to bring in Christmas in true British style and meet new friends.

Choose your lucky numbers !! You don't have to be a Cellar member to buy tickets .
  2 of the hampers contain a Free English class !   (For You or a friend ).. and contain the limited  edition ABC Cellar Mug.
 Just click your phone on the  QR Mug code  and get directly onto this blog .. AMAZING !

 SO : Two Christmas evenings this year  a little earlier than usual on TUESDAY 16TH and THURSDAY  18th December at  8 pm sharp . Just behind the ABC Bookshop Passage de la petite Horloge Rouen.

so sign up fast  for your  glass of  Hot Mulled wine and Christmas pudding . Pull a "cracker" and  listen to or join in with carol singing.

 Only 15 euros for 2h30 of non stop English,  fun , traditions and more ..

Tickets are on sale from Monday 1st December at the cellar or via my mail ..

         1 HAMPER  ticket 3 euros , 2 for 5  euros  5  tickets for 10 euros

 Looking forward to seeing you
 All levels and ages welcome .. but remember ONLY ENGLISH SPOKEN !!

November 11, 2014

Today is Remembrance day

 " Wear your poppy with pride " Remember those who fell ...
 look at the link for the Tower of London incredible poppy memorial .

 and read more about the origin :

October 23, 2014

This is England

For the 3rd consecutive year the THIS IS ENGLAND short film festival is on at the Omnia from Monday 3rd to saturday 8th November...
Click on picture below !

Hope to see you there!!...

October 19, 2014

Now's the Time to "Take Time for English !"

  Hurry still a few places in  English Conversation classes  ....

You are welcome to contact me for the few places left in classes  , intermediate and high level on  Mondays 7pm  and Tuesdays from 4.30pm and 6pm  ( Thursday class waiting list)
More info and tariffs at :
 Cosy class conversations in small groups  ( 7 max ) with tea and biscuits  each week.
 Book now to secure a regular place ...or enquire about the Monthly  Theme evenings..

Only English Spoken at the  ABC Bookshop cellar  in a friendly  ( no grammar ) atmosphere in the centre of Rouen .
  Come and join me and  the Abc Cellar regulars !
" Improve Fast , speak English at last. "

September 10, 2014

A final " Open House"

will be held on Wednesday  17th september from 3.30 to 5.30 pm  and is a last chance to sign up for classes or the  First  Games night ( only 5 places left) ...

If You  can't come to regular conversation classes you can  always  register as an Official 
"MEMBER  and friend" of the Cellar for only  25 euros a year and you can borrow Magazines , dvds and games  and be included on the theme Night " First Come First Served " list . 

 If you register on the blog as a follower you are automatically told when a new post appears on the blog , or put your mail address in here on the right ......

You can also buy your own original " ABC CELLAR  Limited Edition MUG" for  only 
10 euros and flash on the QR code often and see the blog on your smart phone  ( just  get the QR code app ) while  having your Tea at Breakfast or Tea time  in the comfort of your own home and impress you partner or friends !

. So HURRY to the  cosy / cool Cellar  to see what's new next Wednesday . Tell and Bring your friends discover a  " Small part of Britain in the Heart of Rouen  !"

September 7, 2014

Another " Open house" this week !

 Following the success of the open House weekend , there is another  open house  with  Free English conversation , TEA and BISCUITS :
                                       WEDNESDAY 10 th September  from 3.30 pm to 6pm .

Come and  sign up for  regular conversation classes and /or   the first " THEME evening " which is a true Cellar favourite :
                                                           Games "Quiz" night

on Wednesday  24th September . Only 14 euros for 2 hours of non stop English and fun plus  a chance to meet new people ! 8pm to 10pm ( glass of wine included and PRIZES to be won !!
All ABC Cellar members  ( only  25 euro annual  registration  ) can select  their  own 
  “ British keyring”  and can borrow  magazines , dvds and games in English as often as they want  AND be on the priority list for  "Theme evenings .” These are often very quickly full .

 So  sign up and Book early to avoid disappointment !
 Please find the tariff sheet and conditions attached . 
 Hope to see you soon ....
 kind regards

 " Queen P"

September 3, 2014

THE Cellar .. The Return ...

The Newlook  Cellar ( almost) ready and waiting for you all to fill it on Saturday 6th and and Sunday 7th this weekend  from 3.30pm to 6pm with English conversation  TEA  and biscuits ..

 See Old Friends and  New Faces, bring people along  to meet me and share the Cellar atmosphere

 So here we go again with a " Fresh Start" and " Moving forward" with good resolutions ...

 Hope to see you there !

 Classes resume asasp .. so take the time to come , sign up and  reserve your places before its too late!

April 15, 2014

An introduction to British Food at the ABC Cellar ...

 Is There  MORE to ENGLISH FOOD than              JELLY and CUSTARD   ????....

                                                           Come in  and  find out  !

Join  old friends and  make new  at the "ABC Cellar "passage de la petite Horloge on 
 Wednesday 14th or Thursday 22nd May from 8pm to 10pm 
 learn about and Taste some  British specialities.

Sign up at
   only 14 euros  for 2 hours of  English  learning with Fun and Games !

Test Your Knowledge of  British FOOD .. WIN a Cookery Book !

  It's a great and Fun way to learn and improve your English  in a relaxed atmosphere !
 All ages and levels Welcome  kids / teens and 20 + 
Places limited !

March 9, 2014

St Patrick's Evening . Celebrate Ireland in Style..

There is more to Ireland than " getting blotto" in an Irish pub: so to celebrate Ireland in STYLE : its culture, writers , music, legends, language, jokes and a little guinness of course...
Join the" craic"  at the abc cellar on Thursday 20th March at 8 pm.

Only 12 euros for Two hours of non stop English/ Irish fun .

Sure it  will be "grand "! 

Sign up asap by mail to for the remaining places .
An additional second eve maybe be planned for wednesday 19th at 8pm if too many for Thursday . Please state  if also available wednesday eve ...

Places limited .. all levels welcome  !

February 2, 2014

Celebrate" L-O-V-E" in style and song

 Prolong the Valentine Mood  with Sinatra, the Beatles, Elton John, Gershwin and Cole Porter hits !  

 Come and listen to  Favourite  love songs , sung by kate Lepage accompanied by Frederic Briere on the piano...

               Improve your English and go home with the texts and Romance in the air
At the ABC Cellar, Passage de la petite Horloge Rouen 76000
               Wednesday February 19th  from 7.45 pm - 10pm ,  Wine Included...
                                           14 euros ( Book fast  ...Places Limited)

January 5, 2014

Burns Night ... coming soon

 The annual Scottish "Burns Night" with  a full meal of Haggis Neeps and tatties is coming soon .. Saturday 25th January. New Cellar members are particularly welcome to try out this Traditional Scottish  evening with a meal  of  Mulligatawny Soup, Haggis, Tatties and Shortbread dessert . Whisky smelling and tasting too of Course and recital of the " Ode to a Haggis " Poetry.
 So send a mail to register  12 places left ( 20 euros ). 
Hopefully a man in a kilt will appear to delight you  !
  So continue the New Year celebrations and start the year in True New Year Scottish style with Good resolutions for mastering English or even Scottish  ?! at the ABC Cellar ..