Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Queens Jubilee Celebrations

Our many French friends need little excuse to turn any occasion into a dinner date and in the 40 or so years we have been visiting France we can recall being invited to dine in celebration of a wide range of events. This summer however we need little reason to invite all our French neighbours and friends to celebrate the Queens Jubilee. We are planning an 'English' afternoon tea in a large marquee we have bought for just such an event and we are sure everyone will flock to number 20 after receiving the invitation. The text below is in English but this will be translated for the printed invitation.

Diamond Jubilee Weekend

John and Maureen Hindhaugh would like to invite our neighbours and friends in Le Breuil aux Gittons to an English afternoon tea and a vin 
d’honour to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth 11.

Sunday 3rd June @ 16.00hrs

20 Le Breuil Aux Gittons

On the Monday we are planning another event that will include a big screen projected programme from the BBC so if you are staying at Les Deux Platanes during the Queens Jubilee weekend you can join everyone for the celebrations. 

I am sure Maureen will have to produce some Cherries Jubilee

Both the UK and France could have some serious water shortages this summer unless we have rain in abundance in the next six to eight weeks and that is unlikely. Our well is always a good indicator of ground water levels and last year the water level dropped 2 metres and a friends well dried up completely. I think we will have to treat our water supply with some respect this summer rather than taking it for granted.


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