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Welcome to our articles section.  Here you will find a variety of articles that have previously been published in The Local Buzz magazine.

Simply click on the subject category of your choice, or read them all.


Please also don’t forget to have a look at our blogs pages where you will find even more information relating to this fabulous region.

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Rugby – a Thrill a Minute

Tagged with: Articles, Sport

Tom Smith, a Scotland International Rugby Union Player who also represented the British and Irish Lions and has been a rugby coach, lives in our region. He gave us this insight into rugby in this area of France.

François BALARD

Tagged with: Reader Contributions

François BALARD has sent us a report on the commemoration ceremony at St Méard de Gurçon, 11 November 1918 (French and English language)

It’s All About You

Tagged with: Articles, Well Being

The calm, zen-like atmosphere that is synonymous with spas is created by much more than soothing music, soft lighting and warm fluffy towels, it is all about focusing on one thing – you.

Buzz Words

Tagged with: Articles, French Language

Some useful words and phrases relevant to the features in the September/October 2018 issue of The Local Buzz. On-y-va!

Golf for Everyone (part two)

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Written by John Cook, Level 5 and European tour coach, past English Amateur Champion, past European Tour Player, past England under 18 National Coach, past Thailand National Coach, and Managing Director of, one of the largest golf memberships in the World.

Cycling (part two) – Looking the Part

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Following on from the last article where we talked about choosing your bike and obtaining a good fit, here Jase Alexander, an experienced club cyclist, looks at your cycling apparel and accessories.

Don’t Stop the Worker Bees

Tagged with: Articles, Homes and Gardens

Autumn is an essential time of year for honeybees. The worker bees are out collecting nectar for long hours to ensure enough supplies to feed and maintain their colony through the winter months.

Bee My Honey

Tagged with: Articles, Food and Drink

Honey adds a sweet, velvety touch to all kinds of foods. Here are some ideas to make the most of this delicious, natural ingredient.

Hook, Line and Vintner

Tagged with: Articles, Food and Drink

Emma (chef) and John (sommelier) Gilchrist are passionate about food and drink and run Les Caulins, a gîte and cookery school in SW France. This time they take a look at fish and wine.

Winterising your pool

Tagged with: Advice, Articles

Some do, some don’t – but should we? We asked Rudolf de Lang, a pool technician with 25 years experience and a specialist in electronic leak detection, to explain the benefits.

A State of Mind

Tagged with: Articles, Well Being

Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or in absolute despair, talking to someone who you do not know, in English, can be a great help.

Moving to France?

Tagged with: Articles, Property

We asked Jerry Green, a partner at Clé Rouge in Duras, to give us the essential guide to buying a property and enjoying your life in France.

Gearing Up For Cycling

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We asked Jase Alexander, a keen club cyclist, for tips on how to literally “get on our bikes” and enjoy the sport. Bicycles come in all shapes and sizes, as do their riders.

A Delicious Affair

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Emma (chef) and John (sommelier) Gilchrist live in Lot et Garonne and run a gite and cookery school, Les Caulins. Here is their take on summer BBQ ideas and the perfect wines to match.

7 Wonders of the Region

Tagged with: Articles, Out and About

Some of the prettiest villages may be hidden away but they are well worth finding. Full of history, intrigue and even secrets, we thought we would search out seven villages and broaden all our horizons.

Making a Splash

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Summer is the time for cooling down and enjoying being in and around water. Luckily, here in France there is no shortage of wonderful leisure lakes for all the family.

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