Tag Archives: French life

A good time was had by all

A few weeks ago I mentioned a I was making for a friend whose 75th birthday was celebrated last night by 45 noisy folk in a delightful restaurant.     The five-hour meal was gorgeous.  It started – after dealing … Continue reading

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Six word Saturday

On a wild goose chase today to find a gendarme to report a theft.  If we’d been speeding we’d have found one soon enough, but all the gendarmeries in a 30km radius were closed.  You press a button at the … Continue reading

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Sunday tour of Cerisy la Salle

I’d thought it would be quiet, this sunny Sunday afternoon, but due to a fête of bouncy castles in the sports hall, there were cars everywhere.  I didn’t photograph our hideous corrugated iron theatre – you couldn’t get near it … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s New Year Wishes – for I Saw Sunday

  On a beautiful sunny Saturday, who would have thought so many people would turn out to sit in rows on hard chairs and listen to interminable speeches from garrulous Maire, Maire Adjoint, and President du Communité des Communes?  But  our vast … Continue reading

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I Saw Sunday

It’s been a funny old week:  anticlimactic let down after Tillybud and Hub’s visit, eating a lot of leftovers, getting fat.  Then the joy of Tilly’s take on France in her blog – even technophobe Jock was moved to sit … Continue reading

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