It has been a busy and seasonal weekend. After my usual French Conversation Class in The a Theme, Aix,Richard met up to look at the Christmas markets.
The Santon stalls are fewer this year but the display mid Cours Mirabeau is beautiful.
The really nice ones are so expensive you hesitate to start collecting but the finished scenes can look fabulous.
It was very cold so we fortified with mulled wine /vin chaud before looking at the little cabins which now fill the Cours.
The cabins are very pretty but I will only share one and a view of the lights if you would enjoy more go to the Christmas page on Provencal Life
We followed with a trip to the Cinema to see Harry Potter.
SATUDAY we went to Rousset to get the results of last weekend’s PHOTOMARATHON….. there were two categories or themes per village. Richard won first prize for the first and I won second for BOTH!! What a result we now have 65 euros to spend in FNAC and had an interesting afternoon seeing the French interpretation of the themes.
SUNDAY … We have been to the Christmas market in the village and bought a book written by our former Mayor (the current mayor’s father) on the village history since 1900. Should be a real insight into our new home. This afternoon we join our American cousins for their THANKSGIVING celebration. Time to leave in fact so extra photos on the Provencal Page . Watch out for an update on CHRISTMAS in Wales and our trip to NEW YORK.