On Thursday 11th August 2011, despite the changeable weather and a bit of dodgy signage to the venue (!), 28 Association members and guests sat down to a traditional British meal of fish and chips and good conversation at the café of the Mini Train des Marais. Continue reading “Mini Train and Fish and Chips”
Only 2 or 3 of us Anglophones regularly go on the walks but we really enjoy them. Continue reading “Monday Randonnees”
The weather has not been kind to us (to say the least!) this summer, and after weeks of rain and a dismal start to the day I cancelled the walk in Marigny in July. Nevertheless five hardy people met as arranged and, in emerging sunshine, had a pleasant, if rather muddy, walk around the countryside. Continue reading “Summer Walks”
The day of the Hog Roast dawned .. Rather cloudily …
Undaunted, our intrepid volunteers arrived bright and early to complete the arrangements for the day and everything was in place by the time the professionals arrived with the VIP (Very Important Pig) and the accompaniments.
At 12 o’clock the guests started to assemble. We numbered over 60 and everyone was able to catch up with old friends and make some new ones as well, whilst building an appetite over an aperitif (or two!).
The hog roast cooks did us proud. We started with freshly made onion bajiis which went down really well! This was followed by mountains of roast pork with roast potatoes and excellent crackling, and a variety of tasyt salads supplied by the committee members and their partners – more than enough for everyone you would think!
Guests were well protected under their gazebos and the few rain showers which fell briefly were unable to dampen the conversation and laughter.
Thanks to the generosity of our members and their guests, the raffle raised over 170 Euros.
Over all, I think we can say it was an event to savour!