May 8, 1945, Victory Day (VE day WWII) was celebrated in many ways around France this past weekend. Wreaths were laid at memorials and there were some serious moments of reflection on this terrible conflict.
Chasseneuil also celebrates each year, the opening 7 years ago of their town bypass, and this now carries the thousands of heavy lorries each day which used to use the old N141 main road from Limoges to Angouleme, which passes straight through the centre of the small town; I gather it was a nightmare to go shopping there. We were lucky that the bypass had just been finished when we moved here. To celebrate, they close off the road through the centre of town and for two days they set out market stalls with food, wine, exhibitions and a fun fair.
French sausages and chips for anyone?
Foot weary? Then how about trying a new pair of shoes?
These axes and knives looked a bit vicious,
but I thought that these two little mugs I saw on a stall were quite cute!
Anyone for a handbag?
or perhaps a plant
I was a bit late and the vegetable store was already looking rather empty!
Can you just imagine what this little road was like when it had massive trucks travelling through it in both directions?
I was interested in this home made jewellery but it was just a little bit too expensive I thought. When I make mine I will keep the prices a bit lower!
I loved these flower pot men
I never did fathom out what you had to do for €2 to win one of these lovely toys!
The children (and the grown-ups!) were having great fun in the bumper cars.
The dinosaur slide seemed to be attracting some attention
Meanwhile the very little ones were having fun under the watchful eye of Mum and Dad.
Day Two, to follow has a great collection of very old cars.