The Xmas season starts here with the St Nicholas celebration at the beginning of December.
We went down to Lamarche and followed the St Nicholas and Pere fouetard through the village. While St Nicholas threw sweets at the kids, the Pere Fouetard was handing out bamboo canes.
They then put on a show in the ‘Salle des fetes’ and gave the kids a chocolat brioche and a bag of sweets.
The decorations went up in our village and in the neighbouring villages.
And the lavoirs look lovely too.
We’ve got our own star outside our house.
So we got our decorations up too in the mobile home and in the house.
We went for another St Nicholas Celebration and the kids made some ‘bonhomme en bonbon’.
Rhys also got chosen to go and help the singer.
The weather has turned cold and at the moment we just hope that our water installation will hold!
Matt photographed some sunrise.
I took Saf to her first Lotto. (’til 1am in the morning…) and she loved it. I, on the other hand was pretty bored. It was interesting to see how it worked and who goes there. People are true Bingo fanatic but I don’t think I could ever take it so seriously. Still those local events attract around 400 people. Quite impressive.
Coco’s lovely Xmas decoration.
Coco also showed me the Source in Vittel, where you can freely fill up your bottles.
We got into the Xmas spirit with the ‘vin chaud’, the mistletoe from the garden, the kids xmas fair (which is only made of craft objects the kids and the teachers have made; what a lovely event) and Saffron’s dance show.
I found it really refreshing that it was all just xmas decoration made at the school. Like most parents, I bought mostly Saf & Rhys’s decorations. Nice souvenirs.
Saf’s dance show, along with a country dance show and a marche de Noel, with more upcycled lovely stuff. Matt & I had a go at line dancing at the end. 😉
Le pere Noel came to the village hall in Mont (well yes all the kids knew it was actually our lovely Hubert. lol). We drank a lot of ‘vin chaud’ and ate some waffles made by the lovely ladies.
And Father Xmas is everywhere.
Here he is with his elf!
So Merry Xmas everyone and Happy New Year!