Mini Golf at La Baleine – 10th August 2017

I woke to a fine day with some sunshine and only a 5% chance of rain. This was a promising start for attending my first event as a new member of the Anglophone Association of Coutances.   Lunch at Le Krill in La Baleine, followed by a game of Mini Golf.
I felt a little daunted by the prospect of lots of new faces but my fears were unfounded. Everyone I met was welcoming and very friendly.

The set menu of terrine or crudités, followed by grilled salmon or porc rôti and then fruit salad or fromage blanc was excellent and the company even more so.

Spirits weren’t dampened by the pouring rain that persisted throughout lunch, (not what the forecaster had predicted), but the gods made sure that the sun shone throughout a great game of Mini Golf.

I  I am very much looking forward to the next event, thanks to Alan and Sharon for organising our day.

The write and photos are courtesy of members.

Fete National – 14th July 2017

Louise and David welcomed sixty-two members of the Anglophone Association to the Annual Fête nationale.

The weather was, once again, kind to us and we were able to enjoy a delightful buffet lunch sitting under the Normandy sunshine.

 Many thanks to all the committee members who right royally provided such a feast.

The serious business of the day, The Boules and The Welly Wanging, then began. Almost everyone who attended the lunch took part in these events, and those who were not actually playing played their part by providing vocal support and encouragement to all competitors.


The hard fought Boules Competition was eventually won by Jerry and Peter. Jerry, of course, is the returning Champion and was partnered for the first time by Peter.

After much hilarity in the field of play, Sophie was crowned Ladies’ Welly Wanging Champion and Ray the Men’s Welly Wanging Champion. All Champions received awards to mark their achievement and we congratulate them.

A raffle was held with the monies going to Parentibus, our nominated charity.
All winners were duly photographed with their prizes.

The Lucky Dip Bin, which was excellent value, proved to be a great success as it guaranteed not only one prize but two all for the sum of one euro.
Soon it was time for us to say thank you to our Committee for all their hard work and take our leave. Stevie proposed a Vote of Thanks to the Committee, seconded by everyone.

 Write up and photos courtesy of members