Monday, August 19, 2013

French Village Family Fun Day

Last week saw our village celebrating it's 5th annual Family Fun Day and the weather was perfect. It is not a grand fête, just an open invitation to sit amongst friends and neighbours with a picnic, a glass or two of chilled wine, and while away the afternoon in the shade of the trees. 

Games are provided for all to enjoy, including table tennis, badminton, mini golf and cricket. The afternoon also sees the annual Franco/Britanique petanque match, a good humoured although serious event that was won by the French team (following last year's British victory). A new event that worked well this year was the blind taste test where delights such as Marmite and Andouillette were spooned into unsuspecting mouths amid stifled sniggers from those watching. Well done to those brave men (and alas it was only men) who took part!

An event like this is only possible when people in the village work together, so I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and to all who helped; from putting up posters, setting up tables, playing the games and helping to clear up afterwards. Thank you.


French Village Diaries Family Fun Day
Picnic time

French Village Diaries Family Fun Day
Communal tables in the shade

French Village Diaries Family Fun Day
Games for young and not so young

French Village Diaries Family Fun Day
Petanque

French Village Diaries Family fun day
Cricket on the village green

French Village Diaries Family Fun Day
Blind taste test game

French Village Diaries Family Fun Day
Ping pong, always a favourite