|Clowns waiting to start the parade|
This week we celebrated "Carnaval" in the town (I haven't spelt it wrong - we live in France). It's a long tradition where all the children get dressed up and parade through the town. The festivities end in the burning of "Mr Winter" but, as the small children were all traumatised with last year's too realistic flaming effigy, this year it was a pile of wood. I struggle with grey sky so, either way, it's a great way to say goodbye to the cold winter!
|Lots of confetti throwing|
|Drummers on the square|
|The children let go of balloons with a message on - whoever's balloon goes the furthest wins a prize|
|Au revoir Mr Winter!|