Carnival Time

Today has been the local carnival for the village of Sion les Mines. Both the local schools take part, and they parade around the village all dressed up, this years theme being famous people and film stars. They are led around by the local Twirling group and Band, and followed by one of the parents …

End of the Cabaret

Went with the children to see the Cabaret this afternoon, in Sion les Mines. This afternoons show is a special show for the children of the village, and being the last show, they normally start to play practical jokes into the show, which adds to the amusement. The verdict – A big improvement on previous …

Cabaret time in Sion les Mines

In my village, Sion-Les-Mines, the school parents association arrange a cabaret for five nights and one afternoon every March to raise money to send the ten and eleven year olds at our school on a two week skiing trip and to donate money to various charities. The events is very popular with many people travelling …

Village Meeting

On Sunday we attended our local village meeting which the Maire recaps on the achievements of last year, and the sets out what he hopes to achieve for the commune this year. It is very informative, and a large proportion of the village were crammed into the hall. Of course afterwards there is plenty of …

TELETHON

This weekend is the Telethon, which is a national fundraising event that the whole of France normally gets involved in and takes part over all of the weekend. Most villages have different events taking place, for example in the village where I live, Sion les Mines, there is a show, which my wife is dancing …

New Library for Mouais

The New Library for the small village in Mouais is progressing well and will be good for the local community when it opens in the next few months as at the moment they are only served by a mobile library or they have to go to the neighbouring villages of Derval or Sion les Mines.