As much as I love my children and I do unquestionably, I was very happy when they called time on this years ballet commitments. I thought that I had been tired for the previous 2 weekends but a little lack of sleep comes nowhere near being backstage for 6 hours on Saturday and 7 hours on Sunday monitoring/entertaining/escorting 20 girls between 5 and 9 up and down the stairs and corridors of the cinema in Montpon trying to remember their cues for entry and exit to the stage, getting their props and costumes ready and of course remembering which little blonde belonged to which name and whether they were in the group entering stage right or stage left, which if you are not in the know are in fact "cours" and "jardin" in French......or is it the other way round. Ho hum maybe I will remember in 2015. In fact as usual the ballet was fabulous, that which I saw from the wings, and both the girls and their teachers gave a wonderful performance.
Gavin and Patrick had a very successful market in Brantôme and thoroughly enjoyed the whole social event. Having had their holiday, they are now psyching themselves up for shearing and have even got the combs out and started checking over the equipment.
This weekend heralds my last school commitment for the year in the form of Number 3's end of year school spectacle.
For the weekend we will be attending in our tourist capacity, the Félibrée in Verteillac which is the annual celebration of the occitane language of the Perigord region with folklore, music, traditions, arts and crafts being demonstrated during the 3 day event. Emily (latterly Number 2) has been commandeered to help a friend with a stand. I have been reliably informed that it is well worth a visit, if anyone is sitting at home twiddling their thumbs this weekend.
See you all soon
I am farming sheep and goats on the Dordogne/Gironde border with my husband and our 3 children. We have an on farm butchery and sell our meat direct to the public via the markets and delivery points in our local area