157…Some sort of summer

by frances doherty on July 5, 2016

After what seemed like weeks of channel hopping, arrived back in France to get some work done in the studio, and to start to get back on top of the gardening. With all the rain and warmth we’ve had, it’s become a jungle.

We arrived back on a lively weekend as there was a mid summer festival in the village….with bands and everything!

Fun band

Fun band

Ok, so it wasn’t Glasto, but major all the same for our village. The music wasn’t all cheesy french, and this particular band even had Black Eye Peas and Daft Punk. The food was mainly from a huge barbeque,

BBQ

BBQ

which was creating so much smoke it was like being in a nightbclub. I had some new workawayers arrive so it was nice to be able to take them out,

festival friends

festival friends

a rarity for us, where the most exciting thing is usually the sunday market!

My friend Tyna was also over this week, to reupholster my chairs.

 

new chairs

new chairs

She made an amazing job of them, and they look fantastic. It you need any upholstering done…she’s your girl!

The workawayers have been working hard in the garden, strapped to the bushcutter. Sue from Korea was tiny,

Sue Deong

Sue Deong

but was excellent at attacking the jungle, we can now at least walk around again. My other workawayer was from Turkey, and she made us the most wonderful meal one evening.

Turkish feast

Turkish feast

It was really lovely, especially as I didn’t have to do a thing. What a treat. We had so many conversations about the politics of Turkey, and Europe, and how difficult it is for a young, independant, secular girl living in Turkey at the moment, Quite eye opening.

Back in Dieppe the small group of immigrants have made a new camp up under a different set of cliffs.

Camp in Dieppe

Camp in Dieppe

They had obviously been given some tents as these all looked brand new. But some time later this week, the camp was again dismantled. This is a different sort of camp to the Calais jungle. There are no women or children here, it all seems to be young men, but then the only way they can get to England is by hanging on to the undercarriage of a lorry. I can’t imagine dismantling the camp is going to make them go away.

 

 

 

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