Afternoon tea – 16th August 2016

Hello to everyone, I am writing to tell you all about our afternoon tea yesterday spent in the beautiful home and garden of Mike and Linda, not forgetting sweet little Genevieve
their King Charles Spaniel.

It was a glorious day, the garden offered plenty of shady spots and a very clean and inviting Swimming Pool, a few of our Members cooled off in it, and looked very happy!

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For those of you who were unable to attend, you missed a TREAT!!! Tea and coffee in abundance and many to sit and talk to.

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The Brexit was high on the list of conversations, and for us living here we await to see what really happens. A big thank you to Mike and Linda for their warm welcome and hard work in making the afternoon a really enjoyable and friendly occasion.

Write up and photos courtesy of members.

Beach Picnic -11th August 2016

A picnic, a swim in the sea and a game of bat and ball – some of the simple pleasures of the annual beach picnic, one of my favourite Anglophone events, held this year on 11th August.  It was a cool blustery day, but at least the sun was shining.  

We gathered on the beach at Gouville at midday, 14 adults and 3 children, to enjoy our picnics, sharing around some of our goodies

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Next, a swim and games. With a brisk wind, the sea was very rough, an orange flag was flying, and we had already watched anxiously as some fishermen struggled to bring their boat ashore in the big waves.

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 Nevertheless, three brave souls ventured in for a paddle and a bracing swim. 


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Some of us played bat and ball, both singles and doubles, others played beach darts, the children larked around in the sand, and the rest sunbathed, chatted and relaxed, all happy to spend some time together at the seaside.

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It was a very enjoyable afternoon  and reminded us how lucky we are to live near these fabulous Normandy beaches.

Write up and photos courtesy of members