Living and Building a home in the heart of France
30th November 2006
I've mentioned before that we live under the migration path of the cranes. You hear them before you see them, honking and jostling for position in their V- format as they head south for the winter. We didn't expect to see them on 30th November though - it shows what a mild autumn we've had. The golds and russets of this tree-filled land are stunning. Can't help looking at our lovely house at every opportunity!
On Saturday 2nd December a singing evening took place in our commune's hall, a happy mix of half French and half English, a great turn-out with a buffet supper where many people brought their contributions to the feast. Two singing groups - a proper choir, mostly French, from nearby Magnac Laval and our local singing group, mostly English - performed a wide selection of traditional songs, Christmas songs and even Tony's first song written in French, which prompted a few raised French eyebrows until it was explained that the song was about the Brits living in France and their comical efforts at the language. Luckily there was a bar in the hall, the atmosphere was jovial and a good time was had by all, even those sober drivers amongst us...
The French Choir..
The English singers