December 25, 2015

Pure Christmas Magic

 Christmas quizz ...

How  do you to transform one great gift into another ...
A flower vase into a goldfish bowl...?? 

A big Thanks to guilhem Julia , a great friend and yet World renowned Magician for his great christmas gift today ... Prolonging and ending this exceptional wedding/birthday party of 2015 ! 
I  NOW own performing goldfish from his famous Fish Act ! Wow what an honour ...
Who can answer these questions :
1) how many goldfish are there in this bowl ?
2) Who can guess their names ?
3) what is the plural of fish ?
4) why are they red in French and " gold" in English ?
Ps thanks to seb berno for the perfect bowl !

 Another great show on March 5Th  2016 book early to be sure of Tickets in Paris ;)

December 19, 2015

and the last winner is :

Nicolas Michel .. ! CONGRATULATIONS to him for winning the 5th hamper .; the other winners from ABC were Catherine g ; Mathieu Oaks ... anad the others ... Helene F , Marie T ...

 There will be another theme night on Wednesday 27th jan at NOW or at ABC depending on numbers 20 euros for a 3 course meal including  Scottish soup , haggis and neeeps , shortbread whisky sampling ,  scottish poetry recitals and A MAN IN A KILT !!
 Contact me asap to be part of this traditional only English and Scottish spoken evening 2h30 of non stop friendships old and new ..
 places limited.. of course .;

But a great evening o look forward to !
 Meanwhile have a great Christmas from Pascale Queen , (relaxing in the south of France !)

November 28, 2015

Traditional English Christmas ..

Dear Abc Students and followers , 
You are the FIRST to know that the date(s)  are  NOW fixed for the y Christmas Nights with traditional , Hot  Mulled wine , Christmas pudding , Crackers, Traditional Christmas  Carols  and  Christmas " hampers “ to win, full of English edible goodies.
Be the first to sign up for this unique Traditional  English evening . ONLY ENGLISH SPOKEN ( and sung ).
Learn about our traditions and taste our fayre ...


So mail me at the usual address as soon as poss to reserve your place.
8pm to 10. 30pm Only 15 euros  payable in advance for a full evening of Englishness , culture and friendship. "England at its best !!”
Hope you”ll be part of this one-off event . Unique in Rouen !
Have a great  sunny weekend !

 Queen P ;)

November 20, 2015

Where's Brian ?

 NEXT FRIDAY 27th November at the  MDU the troupe Still Kiddin with perform very funny sketches of the life of Monty Python's Life of  Brian . I have 6 tickets reserved . Contact me (  3 students  /  5 euros ) on the night if you want to join those of us going ...
 see link below :

November 15, 2015

4 places left ... Quiz night this Wednesday

 last chance to sign up  to win a ticket to see  Daniel Craig or Carey Mulligan in their most recent films ..
Spectre  or The suffragettes ? which is your choice ?  It's a hard decision to make , but first you must PLAY TO WIN !!

Tell your friends  and come and join us on Wednesday 18th November at 8pm  at the ABC Cellar .
 12 euros for 2 hours of non stop English ..( glass of wine included)

November 9, 2015

More Film Tickets to win at the next Theme Night Coming soon ...

So  the "This is England" short Film Festival  is sadly over  after a very successful week of short  films , meeting  great young directors  and prize giving ...

 Have a look at the " This is England " facebook page to see the photos and winning films again . Here  is Marcus J. Richardson in the Q and A  session and  below me presenting his award  from the ABC Cellar  at the OMNIA cinema for :

 After Eric : Part of That World

watch their  brilliant film again here :
Lucy Thackeray " Ariel"

To conclude the year's series  of " Film Nights" the next THEME NIGHT  at the ABc Cellar will be part two of  the Film Quiz night with 1 ticket to win to  see Suffragettes staring Meryl Streep  and  Carey Mulligan
( see trailers)

or 1 ticket to see the James Bond film Spectre


sign up as usual at 12 euros for 2 hours of non-stop English with me and Fabrice Chillet ( as above ;)!!


October 21, 2015

last chance to sign up ...

 for the    British Film theme night on THURSDAY 22nd  october with a  French guest speaker who will talk to you ( in English of course ) about Alfred Hitchcocks' films .You can participate in a quizz to WIN

2 tickets  for the "THIS IS ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL .."
 This year ABC Cellar is an official sponsor ...

 contact me at
 only 12 euros  for 2 hours non stop English ..
 Hope to see you there !

October 9, 2015

British films and film Music...


  the next theme night will be :
                                                " British Films and Film Music "
 Come  and test your knowledge, learn  more about the British Cinema, get a preview of the  festival at the OMNIA  from  2nd  - 7th November.
 Win a TICKET to a night of Your choice
 2 Tickets to be won .

 Thursday 22nd October
at the ABC Cellar

Price 12 euros 8pm / 10pm
 All levels and ages Welcome !

  to sign up contact : 
 Places limited

September 28, 2015

Last chance to sign up ..

 A few places left for Tomorrow's quiz night .. ( Tuesday 29th September )
 Contact me at the above address for the last places .
 2 hours of non stop fun and meeting new people while speaking English . 8pm 10pm 
. Only 12 euros.  Hope to see you there , all ages and levels welcome .

 Passage de la petite Horloge . Rouen 

September 20, 2015

First Cellar THEME NIGHT : Popular Games Night / Quiz Night

                                        Tuesday 29th September 8pm/10PM
                                                "Only English spoken "
                                Only 12 euros for 2 hours of Non - stop English fun
                                    Meet New Cellar Members, free glass of wine.
                                 Only 12 euros for 2 hours of NON - stop English


 Sign up at
 Places limited !

September 17, 2015

This WEEKEND . ANOTHER OPEN HOUSE . Free English Conversation...

 Come and Join me for Free Tea biscuits and English  Conversation at the cellar from 3 pm to 6pm this Saturday  19th or Sunday 20th September.

Ask about English conversation classes all year and " Theme Evenings" .

Become an ABC  member and get free Monthly magazines and mails about 
Mail me at for tariffs and more info...

 Hope to see you there. ALL LEVELS WELCOME !

September 12, 2015


 The new ABC Cellar logos have arrived ! 

 Many thanks to Max for his fast and effective creativity. It will be used for it's first official "outing" as a  sponsor of the 
 " This is England "  Short Film Festival  in the First week of November at the Omnia cinema

 Today's  OPEN HOUSE was a success, there are still a few places to for conversation classes and  for the first   ABC CELLAR GAMES NIGHT  of the year.
  Join me tomorrow  Sunday September 13th for FREE tea, biscuits  and English Conversation
 from 2 pm to 6pm ...
 All welcome ! 

August 24, 2015


OPEN HOUSE  at the 

             ABC CELLAR …

  Join us for Tea, biscuits and Conversation in English.
( Journées Portes ouvertes )

Saturday 12th September
2pm to 6pm and
Sunday 13th  2pm to 6pm
         All Welcome !

June 15, 2015

Back to Rouen ...

 To all those of you who sponsored me by coming to the  Games quiz theme evenings : a big

I raised 230  euros which will shortly paid to Cancer research UK .

   Sadly it is  soon coming to the end of the ABC Cellar  Year now .. It's been a year full of Highs  (and  a few lows of course ) but what is CERTAIN  is that you've  all helped  me make my life , fitter, funnier, healthier, happier and fuller  with your friendship and confidence in me  

 with great new moments in my life to come  with you all I hope by my side ...
 It's been a great pleasure for me to be "working" with you all  and I hope you also feel I've helped YOU progress in a little way in confidence in yourselves too in English...

  So I can certainly  look forward to September with a " YES I DO , I CAN, I WILL  and a lighter heart and spring in my Step ready for A  new  BIG  Chapter in my life and the next 50 years !
and another  Cancer Race in Rouen in October where i hope you will join me ... ?

June 7, 2015

Who says it rains cats and dogs in England ??

  The  fast walk race is over and possibly in  GREAT RECORD TIME . .. or possibly I've been walking much further than i thought every day to practice  ... 
 I MUST check my pedometer  .. but here is proof ..with my medal ( round my neck , not beside me !;)

June 3, 2015

Thank You

  so much for your support !  I raised 240 euros  thanks to your participation which i will  transfer into  £s of course .Now I just have to do the race on sunday
 My  pink tee shirt and shoes are in my suitcase and I'm ready to go !!
 I will  try to beat my record time . Let's hope there's sun ..  !
 Time to beat 48 mins ...

May 31, 2015

The second Quiz night in aid of cancer

 will be held on Tuesday 2nd June at 8pm at the cellar . Remember all  cash support is welcome , even if you can't come . Today i did my best walk time ever in the rain so i'm more confident for next week's  race .
  There are a couple of  places left . ( only 2 men so far ).. so as always the more the merrier .. but only English spoken of course !

 Make new friends, have fun and support a very  good cause . only 10 euros !

May 27, 2015

Many thanks...

 To those Gentlemen and ladies   who supported me on my first "CANCER RACE" QUIZ Night .  I'm happy to say  I  have raised 150 euros  so far  all for research into cancer ...
 It was a great evening ..  fun , laughter and English Knowledge ! Thank you !
 I will be up tomorrow morning to start my day with my 5km walk as usual and try to break my record  ..

There are still some places for next Tuesday 2nd June .
 Sign up at

 Hope to see you there  to support this great cause to fight the cancer affecting so many of us .

May 11, 2015

Film selection and Cancer quiz nights

  The ABC   " This is ENGLAND" Film selection evenings are coming to a close , with choices to be made  very soon . Two or Three films stand out as fitting the ABC member selection category . A final showing we be held shortly to make a  definitive choice .

 There are still a few places for the ABC  quiz nights end of  27th May and 2nd  june before my cancer
" Race for life"  in Richmond..many thanks you to those who are encouraging me and supporting me  with kind words and / or donations . I NEED MORE !
 support ...
 there is still time to  sign up and donate of course...
 contact me at

May 4, 2015

Cancer Race Please support me ...

  Looking forward to my  Trip to England and my Cancer  5Km Race for Life .
There are still  A few places left on both  Quiz Theme evenings . If you can't come but still want to support me and this great cause,  please let me know and pass on yr donation  to me which I will convert into £ s .
 Remember NONE of the money goes to Abc all goes to Cancer Research UK . You can pay cash on the night...
 Please read  last post below for more details  :  Wednesday 27th and June 2nd  at 8pm  at the cellar
 Contact info  :
 2 hours of Non stop  ONLY ENGLISH SPOKEN  fun  for ABC members and non members welcome of course  for  both LADIES AND GENTS.. so  TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

  Many thanks for your  encouragements  and gifts of support in this important event .
Queen P:)

April 27, 2015

Cancer Race for Life ...

 On 7th June this year I hope to be fit enough to be Racing for  ( my ) life  with other ladies along the banks of the Thames in Richmond Park , the Deer Park of Surrey , England close to my home town where I used to walk on Sunday mornings with my parents.  Its a 5km  fast walk/ run  and I will be collecting sponsors starting with  the return of an ever popular QUIZ NIGHT at the Abc  Cellar on Wednesday 27th May  at 8pm  and Tuesday 2nd June at 8pm
  Tickets are 10 Euros and ALL the money will go to   UK CANCER RESEARCH .
 2 Hours of Non stop English for a good cause .
 Refreshments offered .
  I was greatly supported by all ABC Cellar members this year after losing my English dad to Cancer and have  decided to change my lifestyle,  eat better , drink more water  and take up regular sport...
 This Race is for Women and Breast Cancer research  , but men can come to the Games Night of course or sponsor me in support.
 What better way to set myself yet another challenge on the road to better health and  to help us all to fight cancer by having fun at the ABC Cellar together .

 so sign up  for one of those  2 dates at .
 Be the first  : Places limited ...

April 26, 2015

"This is England" continues

Many  Thanks to all who have participated in the film nights judging  films for the for the
 "This is England"  Festival , the last evening will be on Wednesday the 6th of May after the long weekend away when  our final choice should be made for the film to which ABC Cellar will award its prize in November...
Looking forward to seeing you there !

April 17, 2015

Where is Brian ???

                Next  Friday at the MDU  at 8pm

 ( Maison de l'Universite  ) the  English theatre troupe 

 " Still Kidding" will  perform a stage version of the Monty Python Classic " The life of Brian ". Tickets are 5 euros . 

 Like all their shows it should be  very good  and funny ..  so join me and  my friends  there  to look for  Brian ...

for more info   go to the  "Still Kidding" Face book page ...

April 12, 2015

Another film session this week ..

   Due to popular demand and the vast quantity of films to see, another film showing evening will be held this Tuesday 14th April from 6.30 pm  for ABC members to continue  judging the films for the  next THIS IS ENGLAND film festival . Another chance to meet up , speak English  and share a pleasant English moment with anglophile  friends. Contact me at for more info ...

March 29, 2015

This is England ...

   GREAT NEWS  ! This year the ABC Cellar has become an official sponsor and will be part of the jury for the "THIS IS ENGLAND " short film festival held in November at the OMNIA  .. So far four programmes of short films have been planned for ABC members to  see,  talk about  and select  between now and May .. A  cash prize will be awarded for the best film selected by the ABC Students .. So another original way to progress in English  and have a cosy , relaxed time with friends  ..

 For more info contact me at

March 9, 2015

Music evening Cancelled ..

 Im sorry to say that this evening has been cancelled . but will be replaced later in the year with a similar evening with another pianist ... date to be confirmed soon...

Theme evenings will resume in April with  the ever popular Games Night .. and other great nights to come ..
 So Keep an eye on the blog ..

January 5, 2015

Happy New Year !

TO ALL ... I hope your year will be healthy .. full of Friendly learning moments ... and of course  entertaining ones , the Burns Night will be taking bookings this week for Thursday 22nd january .. and on MARCH 18TH ... I will be 50 the big " 5 0" and more importantly there will be a great ABC Theme eve of "  Famous Film Music "  on that night  with hits played by Frederic on the piano

and sung by Kate lepage and Elizabeth Godefroid .. what better way to spend a birthday !
 Hope to see you there !