Bastille Day

The 14th July, is a good day to be in France as it is Bastille Day, a National Holiday, and a perfect time to meet up with family and friends. This year we had my daughters boyfriend staying with us and spent the day in the pool, which is the ideal place to be with …

Kermisse – Summer Fete

Yesterday, Sunday, was the date for the Kermisse, the annual summer fete. This wonderful event is held each year, just before the children finish for the long summer break. At about 2pm all the children assembled at school, all dressed up in Fancy dress, and then the parade started, led by the local marching band …

Summer is Here

I have delayed writing this for a while, as no doubt as soon as I say that summer is here the weather will change. Over the last few weeks it has steadily got warmer and warmer, which means that we can now enjoythe pleasures of dining outside and admiring the peacefulness that living in the …

Fathers Day

I wake up on the Sunday (Fathers Day), to the children waking me up, to give me their Father Day cards and presents that they have made at school. After Lunch, we decide that we will go to a local Fête de Musique in the village. It was a much smaller event than the one …

FÊTE de MUSIQUE

This month, June, is the month when most towns and villages hold Music Festivals. I took the family to the one held in Châteaubriant, last Friday Night, arriving at about 9.30 pm, it was alredy in full swing, with 10 stages placed around the town centre, with about 3 bands playing on each stage at …