We had a lovely sunny and bordering on warm Remembrance Day yesterday here in France. We wandered up to the war memorial in our town, along with a lot of other locals.
At 10am, our village held a poignant memorial service. There were speeches by the mayor and other noted people of the village. The volunteer fire department were on show in all their regalia.
We even had a 10 piece marching band that played at various intervals during the ceremony. At the conclusion of this Remembrance Day gathering, the band played a hauntingly beautiful Amazing Grace.
After all was said and done, it was back to the Mairie (town hall) and a glass of bubbly in our central plaza before dispersing.
Maximising the warmth of sitting in the sunshine, I took my laptop outside and worked on photos of items for our shop.
I quite simply adore doing my ‘office’ work outside, sat amongst the ducks, enjoying their chatter. No connection to internet, so I can stay focused on what needs doing.
All too soon the warmth of the sun began to cool and I had to shift my work back inside. Still it was a day to live in my memory.