Preuilly-sur-Claise was dressed in its Sunday best on the 21st August for the Comice Agricole.
This is old news now, and you may have seen it in other blogs, but for me it’s good to look back and remember.
To remember that no matter what the event in France, if it’s outdoors, there will be a brocante!
To remember that it was a beautiful day - the sun shone brightly and there was hardly a cloud to be seen in the sky.
Now that the nights are drawing in and the evenings are getting chilly, to remember how warm it was, standing in the shade, as people, some of whom were definitely no spring chickens, marched and danced for our entertainment. It was about 32°C and they all deserved a medal.
This Breton group were my second favourites ~ the bagpipes were wonderful. Although I thought the person offering CD’s and DVD’s of their performance for sale was a little optimistic! I suppose if you really can’t find something to watch on the telly on a rainy night in February, it might come in handy!
The costumes were amazing and they must have been so hot in all those layers.
This group were my absolute favourites. The music was rousing and jolly ~ there was barely a single person in the crowd not tapping their feet or clapping their hands as they went by.
I suppose they did have an advantage, in that their clothes were more suitable for performing in the baking heat.
What I remember most is how blue the sky was, how good it was to feel warm and surrounded by people enjoying themselves. How wonderful it was to be back in our special little corner of France. And it was only a month ago.