A diverse offering twixt the interesting, the unusual, and the amusing.
Monday, 26 July 2010
And It Continues....
This particular fete was at a village (Pomarede) which is about 10 miles from us; we've been going for the past 37 years, as we have several friends there.
It was a beautifully warm evening, and we dined on grilled lamb to the sound of accordion music (as one would). All the children danced whilst we ate, and the festivities went on late into the night.
One of the real pleasures of this fete is that we are served at table by volunteers from the village, and it would be difficult to find a more pleasant and attentive group of 'waiters'. The wine flowed, the lamb was perfectly cooked, and everything was plentiful.
I would like to thank our friends who hosted a pre-dinner drinks and nibbles get-together, as well as everyone involved in the evening's organisation. It was simply fabulous.
The two blonde heads at the bottom of the photo are junior dancing Magnons.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!