Amazingly enough, I have just attended my 3rd marble fete in Caunes and watched my 3rd procession of the saints.
|Marble on display outside the abbey.....under the watchful eye of what I suspect is another marble statue|
|The Saints being brought out of the church by the men who waited outside, chatting and smoking, while the women attended the hour long mass inside the church|
Year 2: I was in the first weeks after chemo and radiotherapy, and remember venturing out for a short walk among the exhibits before sitting in the bar and drinking coffee with friends...which was really all I was up to at that stage.
Year 3: Well, this year we felt so experienced..... real old hands at marble festivals.
|Local produce stands everywhere|
We wandered through the Caunes streets, catching some interesting exhibits......some we had seen before.....last year and the year before.
|Saw the Rosie the Riveter figure here last year....might have to buy her next year if she makes another appearance|
|I loved this....not marble of course....wood.|
|ok... another one that wasn't marble...|
|Metal and something else...not sure what.|
|What is she thinking ?|
The weather has been glorious for a couple of weeks now, in fact it was too hot for me last week. It has cooled a little now, and I have been enjoying watching the vegetables grow...almost visibly, as the sun ( and twice daily watering ! ) does its magic. Mark has been on a couple of bike rides, I've been walking, and visiting vide greniers and we've both been swimming.
|I managed to avoid buying this at a vide grenier|
I'm particularly looking forward to Hebden Bridge's street party on 5 July... called "Le Grand deParty".
We'll be Back in Caunes in just a couple of weeks....certainly in time to catch the rest of Le Tour as it winds its way around France, with another depart to be seen, in Carcassonne on the 21stJuly.
But at this very minute... we're looking forward to seeing all the children and grandchildren.....particularly catching up with the "parkrun" adventures that they are all involved with these days.
|Dexter, in the middle in the pale blue top, warming up for a junior parkrun event.|