Preparing for the Fête Saint Pierre
which long-term followers will know happens here in July every two years.
The panels of the 2014 float have been scraped clean of the old design and Jock has the dining table covered with paper and drawings, churning over ideas. He’s done the design for one 5 metre side, and this week it will be made into transparencies to project on to the panel, for the full size drawings to be made. Then a rough idea of colours will be applied so that the team of volunteers (our team is known as le Galopin) can start twiddling and gluing crèpe paper “papillottes” to cover the entire board. One more long panel, short panels front and back and the entire platform of the converted bus chassis-cum-carneval float remain to finalise.