September 9, 2012


 Thank you to all those who visited the cellar .. It was very busy  and great fun. Classes start Tomorrow Monday ..  BUT there are still some places  left...

There is now  a waiting list for the Monday class ( advanced level)

  but  DON'T HESITATE to contact me by mail to  meeet and see possibilities.

 Information about the " THEME NIGHTS " will come very soon .

                                                   WATCH THIS SPACE !

September 6, 2012


                         OPEN HOUSE TODAY 8TH/9TH SEPT 2pm-6PM

Class times ...
5.30 – 6.50pm  AND  6.55 – 8.15pm

 4.30- 5.50pm   AND    5.55 – 7.15pm

 3.30pm – 5 pm FOR YOUNG TEENAGERS 

 5pm- 6.20pm

1pm – 2.20pm

There may also be occasional Saturday morning groups from 10 to 11.20 am

 Classes start monday  10th September... as soon as 4 people join a group. Some classes nearly full already !! 6 people maximum !

September 3, 2012


 Thinking of  " brushing up " your English ?  and / or making remarkable improvements fast, meeting  and sharing ideas with new people with the same motivation as you  for  ENGLISH?

Then think no more ... just come and join us
                      Next Saturday or Sunday 8th / 9th september 
                                          from 2pm to 6 pm

Get a taste  of real English Tea  and cakes  and find out  more about signing up for  weekly conversation sessions in a British home atmosphere.

                        ALL WELCOME !

July 30, 2012

Summer News .. Relax and enjoy it !!

 Enjoy both the lazy summer and the less lazy OLYMPICS 2012  !

        YES I WAS in England and NO I wasn't participating .. but I watched it all in real Time  Live ( on screen) and realised how British  I must be ...

 If you didn't see it  TAKE TIME to watch and read the links below  and GET READY to join the
ABC Cellar in September....

 OPEN HOUSE 8th / 9th September .. tell and Bring Your Friends , Chat over a cup of tea and cake with other members or newcomers.; and make a good " Back to School" resolution to learn English in a relaxing friendly way with people of all ages and backgrounds !

 Ready ... Steady ....

 Look Forward to seeing you in September .. be amongst  the first to sign up !! Or others will get there first !       Places are limited to 6 per group  !

 ( for more info and tariffs contact me at )

 Very kind regards to all  wherever you are ! ;)

July 22, 2012

Happy Holidays !

 Have a great, restful , peaceful, sunny holiday  all of you .. I  have met some intersting and motivated people at "open house" this weekend .. aged  12 to  81 and very motivated to join ! .. Am  looking forward to seeing you again in september with the new recruits ! .. send me a mail as soon as you've made the good resolution to sign up for  Conversation classes and Theme Nights at the ABC Cellar... Classes start the 10th of September ! ..
 Very kind regards to all ... however you spend your summer ! .. The cellar and I will be ready and waiting !

July 11, 2012


 There are some places left !!! Next Thursday 19th July from 8- pm to 10pm 5  (12 euros )
 Come and Join us for fun and  games , test your English , your numbers , your general knowledge  meet new people, feel the  AbcCellar atmosphere, drink a glass of wine , hear and speak non -stop English  and win prizes... !

 What  MORE could you want ???  Register at

May 30, 2012

sketches in English ...THIS WEEK !

 Tomorrow and Friday at the Maison de l'université  Mt st aignan 8.30pm ! Should be very good ! Join me and others there !
 Titles above in French ... bring your friends !

Silly Tchaïkovsky

May 17, 2012

Dinner at la Petite Bouffe Rouen.. Only English spoken !

Come and Order your meal in English from the English Menu! and speak only English between mouthfuls...

 A small selection :
                                      Small white-sausage and Fresh scallop salad
                                      Lobster and prawn "Verrine"
                                      "Parfait" of Goat cheese and smoked salmon
                                                              Main Dishes
                                      Thai Beef
                                      Pork in Caramel with figs or apricots
                                      Lasagna with eggplant, thyme and tomato
                                                       Choice of Cheese


                                       Cheesecake with redberries
                                       Profiterolles with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
                                       Rhubarb crumble


                                    Wine and soft drinks included !

These are just some of the delicious dishes... but because " La petite Bouffe" use mainly fresh ingredients, dishes may vary on the night.

 2 Possible Nights Monday 11th June and Tuesday 19th June 8pm (1 table of 14 per evening)

Price  only  25  euros for a whole evening of Good food, a chance to speak English in a " real life situation" and to  make new anglophile friends  .... and  of course  with some Native English Humour  thrown in !

Reservations  to by 4th June at the latest.

May 4, 2012

A little bit of culture .... This week in Rouen

 .....I  think  it's in French  ( ?)
 but if you have never seen any Shakespeare , now is the time :

In parallel  to the Olympics , The Globe theatre London  is staging Shakespeare in 38 languages and  ..
In Rouen THIS Sunday , at the place st Marc you can see an extract of Henry  V1 played by the piccola familia .. click on the link for more info ! I cannot join you, sadly  but next week there is also a  VERY English   Film  which I will and you should see . Its a comedy with brilliant English actors  called   Indian Palace .,225513-video-22596

The avant premiere is on Tuesday 8th at 8pm

 There is also a VERY American film by Madonna  ( ?!) coming out called W/E  But the critics are not good. It's about  Wallace Simpson  and  (King) Edward  who abdicated for her. You may have already seen the KINGS SPEECH  in a very different style. If not You  MUST  first .. It was  So British and Brilliant !..

 .. and don't forget next weekend 12th / 13Th  Sign up for two English afternoons of Tea / cake and  Conversation .. see the  previous blog below.

April 19, 2012

philoso...tea !

                        The next " Theme night" is a "theme" afternoon ! 2 afternoons  in fact.
 Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May from 3.30pm to 5.30 pm  at the Cellar
Tea and Cake included...

 Come and discuss or listen to :

" There are neither bad books  nor ugly women !"

on Saturday...

and /or

on Sunday :

   "Who says the English can't cook "

 Invited Guest : English speaking Cook from " La Petite Bouffe" Rouen,

                                                            Julien leger   

Two fun subjects to discuss  and learn about  amongst fellow anglophiles !

ps both Men  AND women  are welcome on BOTH DAYS !
All ages and levels welcome to register.. but it helps if you enjoy talking  and sharing your ideas!

 Both of these will be starting points to meet new people and to talk about "What we read and why " .."and What the English eat  and how."..

 Come and share your thoughts and experiences and share English  recipes for food and  for life !

 15 euros  per 2 hour session or 25 euros for the 2 sessions :  English tea and cakes included of course...

 Regular Abc  Cellar students can  replace  or catch up their class sessions by subscribing to a weekend session or consider it as their " free theme night" offered with 10 sessions booked.

 ( Minimum of 5 participants . Theme afternoon limited to 10 participants . So  Sign up quick at First Come First Served !