Friday, March 9, 2012

It's officially the end of winter...

Sorry for the two weather posts following each other but hey I'm a Brit and the weather is always a Hot (or cold) Topic of Conversation.

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!

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