I’ve been away to Glasgow for a couple of weeks and seem to have missed lots going on at home. Glasgow was just as cold as anywhere else with an icy wind, rain and snow. I was thoroughly frozen. With lots of fleeces I went about looking like Michelin Man even in the flat. My catchphrase became ” But Grandma lives in France”, chanted by the girls every time I put the heating on.
Waiting for the school bell to ring, the children play in the remnants of the snow
The first week was interesting as it was Children’s Book Week. On the Friday the girls went to school as a character out of one of the books they had read.
Dress up Friday
Meanwhile I kept getting reports from home. Chris was busy rehearsing for the St Patrick’s Dance. Cluny Dreams gave three demonstrations of Irish line dances and all went well. Chris even had his nails painted green.
At the St Patrick’s Ball
Country Dreams did not hang their dancing boots up as they gave a demonstration the following Saturday afternoon during the Carnival parade in Cluny -
After dancing on the street in Cluny
I didn’t miss everything though as there was a good dance yesterday at Pont de Vaux with Lily West, a girl with six foot long legs and an impeccable English accent who sang for a couple of hours without a break.
At Pont de Vaux with Lily West
Chris with Françine and Marie-Claude
I mustn’t forget the mention the main event at Cortambert while I was away. Despite the horrible weather the Trail du Mont Saint Romain went well with as many runners as last year. It was all hands to the deck as a tremendous number of people were needed to make it a success.
Preparing vegetables for the soup (photo Michel)
Teams went out to mark up the circuits (photo Michel)
Chris was out in the snow next day collecting them in (photo Chris)
So all in all I missed a very busy time at home but it couldn’t be helped. Maybe I’ll be around for all these events next year.