Life in the heart of France
21st June 2012
The commune's trestle tables and benches were set up and decorated with tealights and flowers, the bar sold wine and beer, the food stalls sold hot dogs and crèpes and the kids ran around the park.
Midsummer's Day, 21st June, a fine evening clear and bright. It's the day when free music festivals are held throughout France, and we went to our nearest one in Le Dorat. The town's band played - they're getting better each year! - and a group of lads on brass and wind - very good. Then a crowd of linedancers did their thing on the wooden dance floor, press-ganging victims up to take part. We shared a glass or two with Colin and Polly and other friends, ate omelettes and crèpes and later listened to the local MLC band (Mid Life Crisis) as darkness fell.
A very informal do, just an excuse for people to get together and enjoy the local musical talents. The French do this kind of thing so well.
Colin enjoyed a few sups of rosé (as did Polly!)
Matt and Adie setting up for their spot, with Jacqueline being roadie for tonight.