Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
Yesterday was the village fête.
The weather was perfect… if anything, it was a little too hot at 34 degrees!!
At 9am there was a flurry of activity as stalls and gazebos were being set up…
At midday everything was ready and the queue for a galette saucisse was growing.
A galette saucisse is a Breton version of a hot dog. It is basically a sausage rolled up in a savory pancake.
Personally I prefer a British Hotdog with onions mustard and ketchup.. but today it was galette saucisse all round !
The stalls opened at 2pm and there were games for everyone: archery, throwing a horseshoe round a pole, and even a lady giving ‘tattoos’ ..
Iona came home with a lizard on her shoulder and a frog on the back of her hand. The ink seems pretty permanent!!!..
At 6pm the winners of the tombola were announced… we didn’t win the sheep.