Thursday, November 24, 2011

Christmas in France

The magnificent Christmas lights were turned on yesterday in Paris by the mayor of Paris and the actress Audrey Tautou. Little ole Perpignan played it's part in lighting up the City of Love by supplying most of the energy from the solar energy farm right here in Grande St Charles. All the bulbs have been changed to LED, 16 times more efficient than the traditional bulbs that have been used up to now. A round of applause for their eco friendly steps s'il vous plait.
Perpignan is gearing up for the festive season too and the markets will be opening on Quai Vauban tomorrow, the 25 November, along with the ice skating rink and of course our own illuminations de Noel will light up our Catalan capital.
It's all very exciting. Especially with a 6 year old and a 4 year old in the house. And, This year, for the first time since we moved here, we're spending Christmas in France. The weather in Ireland has been so atrocious over the past few Christmasses , that we've decided to stay putt .. and poor ole Santa was getting very confused , bless his woolly socks ...
The Mammy will be coming over from Ireland for the Celebrations and we've had much debate about what shall be served on the 25th. Foie Gras, Oysters, Champagne and Caviar ( French) or Roast Turkey, Roast spuds, Ham and all the trimmings(Irish). Hmmm, decisions, decisions ...


  1. Turkey & HAm all the way.
    Wait now and you find that it will be the mildest Christmas weather that we have had in ages....typical.
    Love to all from Waterford.
    Diane x

  2. And there'll be a hurricane in Perps! Sods law! Hope to see y'all in France in 2012 xx


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