les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A very lively Friday, followed by ... Garden Party

After my encounter with the Estate Agent I met Pat at Saint Bruno tram stop to meet Tim and Suzanne for lunch at their place - a really nice curry!

Then on to MacDonalds where the guys meet on Friday afternoons. I might make this a regular "Pastor Point" because there's wifi (slow), the coffee is cheap and there's usually a quiet corner on a Friday afternoon. Why not work in MacDonalds and be accessible at the same time?

From there, home to get the CarCard to go and pick up the Bipper Teepee to take Catrin from Singing to Bac Music. While Catrin did her music I went and got provisions for the Garden Party Grande Finale Barbecue. Meanwhile Pat met up with a lady who's come from Marseille to stay for the weekend (boy, did she choose the wrong weekend to come!)

In the evening folk were meeting up at Sally's to go to the opening evening of the Fête du Fleuve, which is on for 10 days and involves tall ships, people swimming the Garonne, the start of a yacht race from Bordeaux and various other marvels. Last night was the arrival of the Belem three-masted barque and the racing yachts, to the accompaniment of music and fireworks. The town hall broadcast it by Periscope and I watched at home.

Today is the Garden Party. Here's the concept. Folk come and help with some of the jobs that need doing to get the house spick and span for selling and there's lunch together in the middle and a barbecue at the end.

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