Life in the heart of France
18th July 2015
This year our own commune, Darnac, decided to put on the firework 'do' in Darnac rather than down by the river.
The tables had been set up under marquee cover, plus a counter for hot dogs and chips, and a bar for wine and beer. A large dance-floor was lit with strobing disco lights together with stage and the full disco DJ set-up. It was well attended, for a small commune! We enjoyed a barquette of chips and a bevy or two with Pauline, David and Jill.
The firework display over the adjacent cemetery, set to very loud music to increase the drama, was fantastic. Then we even had a bop (except Tony, Tony doesn't do dancing...) on the dancefloor, in spite of the 26 degree heat, yes even at 11pm. Oh I do love the firework season!
The weekend of 25-26th July there was the annual 'Fete Aerienne' in Blond. It's a gathering of all things of the air, model planes, micro-lights, light aircraft, and balloons.
Sadly we couldn't go this year as we had a changeover on the Saturday and Mum's regular visit on the Sunday (we didn't think pushing her round the field in a wheelchair would have worked...).
But early Sunday morning, we heard the telltale 'whooo' sound of a hot-air balloon sailing past our house on its way to the Fete.