Sunday, 24 June 2018

Descartes Sunday market...


Beautiful morning for visiting the morning market at Descartes and taking a stroll through their lovey public garden.


Saturday, 23 June 2018

'Fete de la Musique' Le Grand-Pressigny...getting involved

Pic courtesy of Mike Funning

Dominique and I took full advantage of being involved in the 'Fete de la Musique' in Le Grand-Pressigny last night  with firstly a slightly bizarre set on the road in front of 'Chez Grand Ma' with the traffic driving in front of us, then on to the main stage before finishing off the night with a small intimate set back in the courtyard of 'Chez Grand Ma'...good fun.

Celtiqua on main stage
Anna Tanvir in the church



This was the first such event in the village and it was buzzing, a great credit goes to the organisers, with a great ambience and it was rounded off by the excellent Angie Palmer playing into the night. 

Video courtesy of Dave Madle

Friday, 22 June 2018

My 15 minutes of fame?


Fete de la Musique Le Petit-Pressigny


Dominique and I had our first 'public' performance last night at the 'Fete de la Musique' Le Petit-Pressigny where were the first act of the night. Good fun for us...hope our audience likes us! It was a night of diverse musical performances.


With the highlights for me being Zoe Thompson the 16 year girl from Tours' set and a rousing performance of 'Hallelujah' from the acapella  group 'Entre Nous'.


It was left to Celtiqua to bring the event to a lively close after a long wait to perform.





Thursday, 21 June 2018

Brocantes / vide greniers Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th June


Brocantes / vide greniers Sunday 24th June

* Up to 50 stalls ** 50 to 100 stalls *** 100 to 200 stalls ****More than 200 stalls    ? Unknown

ATHEE SUR CHER  Vide Grenier ***

BOURNAN  Vide-greniers **
  
ESVRES  Vide-greniers ase ***

L'ILE BOUCHARD  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

LA CROIX EN TOURAINE  Vide-greniers **

LA ROUCHOUZE  Brocante Vide-greniers **

MONTBAZON  Vide-quartier Hespérides-Pomone *

NEUILLE LE LIERRE  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

SAINT BENOIT LA FORET  Vide-greniers **

SAINT GENOUPH  Vide-greniers ?

SEUILLY  Vide-greniers ?

THILOUZE  Brocante Vide-greniers ?

TOURS  Antiquités Brocante Boulevard Béranger ?

TOURS  Vide-greniers Quartier du Grand Marché ****

VERNOU SUR BRENNE  Brocante ?

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Classic lawlessness...


One of the fun things about being involved the Le Blanc bouchon from a drivers prospective is the ability to disobey the rules and cause disruption. With well organised marshalling by the motor cyclists there was no need to stop at junctions and parking was 'as you want'. Like on the middle of a mini roundabout...


or across a junction.


That wasn't  'Célestine' badly parked btw - Simon did that perfectly

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

In the pink at Le Blanc


Showed you this car and caravan yesterday from our day out in Le Blanc. The proud owners let us have a look inside their 'van', no prizes for guessing the internal colour scheme!