Sunday, 26 June 2016

My little village. What's on, Summer 2016.


Having been a little depressed and confused over the past couple of days, here's something to boost my morale.

                             

Everything from spit-roasted lambs, to Baroque music, a Pétanque competition, and a boot sale; my dinky little village puts on a pretty good selection of events throughout the Summer.

Well done lads, and well done to all at the Mairie.


40 comments:

  1. The spit roast lamb sounds good - it is very popular here, brought over by the Dalmations.

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    1. They usually do about 6, or more, these events are very popular.

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    2. I know what Susan H means, but as a former owner of a spottydog, Measles, I can't help but picture a pack of dogs with their lamb.

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    3. My wife had one when I first met her; it was as mad as they come!

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  2. Can't say that I have ever come across spit roast lamb here in the UK Cro - usually hog roast is the order of the day.
    The farmer and I are trying hard to rise above all the hoo-ha at the moment. He is walking with his friends today and I am lunching with mine. No political subjects will be mentioned.

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    1. Political overload. Lunch or a good walk sounds very sensible.

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    2. We went to a concert at our local bistro last night....
      No politics!!
      No politics at all!!

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    3. Summer is a coming in, tra la la.

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  3. Bonjour clochemerle et pissoir tres bonne n'est-ce pas?

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    1. No public pissoir in Lumberjack; just bushes.

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    2. That's the way - it's all around you !

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  4. I do like the "Bring your own covers" idea...
    Everyone in France has their outdoor Barbie stuff, so a plate or two and cutlery are easy to take...and saves a lot of washing up for the organisers!
    However, if they tried that here, the little business in the next village, who rent out 'les couverts' amongst other catering things....would be horror struck!!
    I think that in the current climate, the U.K. would take comfort from community feasting...and get to know each other again!!

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    1. The 'Bring your own covers' business includes tablecloths, candelabra, a waiter, best silver, etc, just to impress the neighbours. Only kidding!

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    2. Save that for the diner en blanc folks.

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  5. A Pétanque competition: I'll pop over. I played in New Zealand (before croquet took over my life) and when I was staying in France we used to play because the club met opposite our friend's house. I recall the knowing smiles and pitying looks when I played in my first club afternoon. They soon changed when I went off with four bottles of their wine. I got back-slapts the second time I went. The club (and it's 50 members) has gone now: riven by internal village politics. Sad.

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    1. Well you'd have fun here; and we play (cheat at) Croquet too!

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  6. We have these sort of events here, but the posters are now in black, white and grey...

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  7. I have to say that the Lumberjack fete weekend and their marches des producteurs are my favourite in this area.

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    1. I think we put on a good show. The Thursday evenings are certainly the best around.

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  8. Have not had lamb for quite a long time...now I am hungry :)

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    1. I often BBQ a whole Breast of Lamb, which is one of my favourite cuts. Fatty but delicious.

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    2. Never mind what the doctor says, it's the fat that gives it the flavour.

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  9. I loved all those summer French festivities. I didnt realise, until I just 'google mapped you' you were so close to Monflanquin! Many happy hols there ... always nostalgic and envious when I come here x

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    1. Monflanquin is not far away, but I'm not sure if I've ever been there. I'm not very well travelled. How are you?

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    2. Well, I'm back ... Not much has changed really. Still trying, and still much to be thankful for. It's good to be back though xx

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  10. Those are some events to cheer up anyone in your village.

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  11. The French equivalent to the village fete, more or less.

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  12. This looks like so much fun ! Sounds like a good summer.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. Plenty going on here; and lots of guests as well.

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  13. These events sound like fun, perhaps because they really are the result of a local tradition and effort.

    Hoping that you will share some more photos of the actual event.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Don't worry Frances, I'll be showing you all the fun as it unrolls.

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