mercredi, juin 06, 2018

Medivale festival in Dourdan

Last weekend was the yearly medivale festival in Dourdan. We visited the castle in the late afternoon on Saturday while Seb went to Dourdan swimming pool.

This was the third time we attended this festival. We decided to stay within the castle during our short visit. The boys spent time playing with some wooden games like the bar skittle bowling, puck game etc. They were rewarded with sweets if they scored well. We spent a long time there.
There was performance in the castle ground. Sword fighting. Archery sessions were held at the moat.
For the first time, we visited the museum in the castle. It was a small one and had interesting information on the local history.

While we were queueing for ice cream and fries, Seb called me to say he would pick us up after his swim. We headed to our meeting point and that ended our short visit of the festival. I hope to visit next year on a sunday afternoon to catch the knights battle.

mercredi, mai 16, 2018

Strawberries a plenty

I bought two strawberry plants last year from the organic farm and one of them have reproduced giving lots of daughter plants. It was growing a few long runners last september and I put the new baby plants in smaller pots just around it. I left them out and they survived winter. I spotted white flowers and am waiting now for strawberries.
The other plant was planted in my vegetable plot and it is doing well too. It has grown much bigger and there are flowers too.
Hoping these plants will give many strawberries in the next few months. 

vendredi, avril 27, 2018

Book: La vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert

My bookworm friend recommended me this book and I had it as my christmas gift from my sister-in-law. I read the original version in French and while writing this post, I realised that there is a version in English. The title is The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.



This novel though is more than 800 pages, is easy to read. The many twisting plots make reading unstoppable. Each time, when I started to read the book in bed, I knew that I would sleep only in the early hours of the night. 

I really enjoyed reading the book. Once the book is finished, I find it remarkable of the author to come up with such ideas. I won't write about the story here. Go read it. It is highly entertaining.