Friday, August 20, 2010

What's been happening around Souillac?

I've been a little slow recently on updating the fun side of the blog  i.e  the events that are going on here.  Truth is, it's like I'm on holiday myself so I've been busy (for the reason of being able to update my blog followers of course) enjoying all the fete's and events!

Tourists have come along in their thousands and the region has been buzzing!!  I just thought I would show you a few photos of what's been going on.....  

The fair came to Souillac:

Vide Greniers: 
I love the vide grenier's!  It is a Sunday hobby for myself and my husband.  You get to enjoy sifting through some great items and you have to follow it up with a coffee in the village to enjoy the atmosphere!
Here is the link to the vide grenier diary:
This one was held at St Sozy

This one was in Les Quatres Routes

The Bandas in Martel!
Held annually in and around the streets of Martel.  Several Bandas groups battle it out until the early hours of the morning to become the champions!  Loyal supporters follow each group.  You can't help but get into the atmosphere as you are sure to get a blast of a horn right in your ear at some time during evening!  Champions take final position under the Halle in the market square to enormous support.  Don't go to Martel the following day to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee either as they are out in force again!!

Hi Stuey and Susan!!  
New to the region and new to Bandas!!

I've never seen anyone so aggressive with a drum as this guy!!

A 10k run around the streets of Souillac and our Francis:

Our Francis was so quick I only just caught him on photo as he was going by....! (the one with the red scarf)
Ahhhh - here he is on his second time around.  Our 'Spock' from the office!
He didn't win but as they say it is the taking part that is more important.
Skinny legs Spock!!

Foire de Caminel:
A one day event.  Lost in the middle of the countryside and attended by thousands!  A fete about melons and donkeys!!!!  Oh I love these events.  This one was held near to Masclat.  There were stands for many local products and old farm machinery etc.

I think they still use these....!!

After a hot busy day ....  everyone stopped of Chez Nicole!   A restaurant, situated in this 'lost' village of Masclat - but one of the busiest in the region.  You have to go where the French go as you know it will be good!  Entertainment had been planned for this evening as it often is.

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