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July 16, 2013

Catching Up

Filed under: Events,People,Places,Village Life,Weather — Mary @ 23:26

I’m really behind with the blogs. So here’s a little potted history of some of the events of the last couple of weeks.

At the end of June our vannerie group went on a trip to Meximieux to buy material for next year’s basketmaking.



On the way we called in at Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, a wonderful place with ancient half-timbered houses and an old castle where we had a picnic.


The bridge at Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne


The following weekend we had our Repas du Quartier, a shared meal with the people of our hamlet.


At the Repas du Quartier


On the same day it was the end of term at the Pony Club at Laizé. The children celebrated with  a fancy dress competition


Photos from the Pony Club

 and the adults enjoyed the cabaret équestre later on.

End of the show at Laizé

The market in Cluny has been very busy with tourists. Last week we were surprised to see a group of Morris dancers and an Irish pipe band.

The Morris Dancers

They were advertising the annual English Tea party event at Viré.


The Irish Pipe Band

This Sunday was Bastille Day and we held a vide grenier in Varanges. It was a perfect day and the buvette was able to supply plenty of cold beer and hot dogs.

Vide Grenier at Varanges

This summer weather has been just perfect for the last couple of weeks. Let’s hope it will continue.


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