Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Just a quick, sneaky post about our village's Carnaval the other week.

All the schools in the village celebrate on the same day, both maternelle (3-5 yr olds) and primaire (6-10 yr olds). The kids get to wear fancy dress to school and finish early for various parties in the afternoon.


For our daughter, at maternelle, their partying is restricted to the school grounds. They have dancing, the teachers perform skits and then they gorge themselves on junk food before being sent home in various states of sugar frenzy.

I can't wait until I get to do that. 

The three primary schools celebrated by coming together in the village centre square, where they sang songs. This is the view toward Mount St Victoire from the square. Not too shabby.


After that a DJ took over and each child was handed a big bag of confetti and told to have at it. As you could imagine, it was fantastic - 300 children all throwing confetti at each other and their teachers. Heaven.

Mmmm, confetti. 

After that they all headed back to school for snacks and fun in the playground. Sounds like a perfect Friday afternoon to me.


Have a great week everyone!


  1. Looks like a fun day, although I wouldn't want to clean up all the confetti. Beautiful photos, Tam x

  2. You live in a very pretty village and your daughter is a real sweety! And looks like the weather was lovely too! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Such a pretty village and that sounds like a great day for the kids.

  4. Have a wonderful holiday!
    Love to see your photographs!

  5. Your blog is wonderful. This is my first visit. Love your photos as well. That precious one with the confetti has stolen my heart!

  6. That looks so fun...I want to throw confetti too!
    And not have to clean it up. Oh, yea.
    aidan x

  7. The last time that I bought confetti for my children, they looked at each other in disbelief: what a childish mama we have, thet seemed to say! I feel the same as Aidan about throwing confetti (that we call coriandoli).


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