Bastille Day

flags at the local mairie

We’ve just come home from watching the Bastille Day fireworks over the local lake and it was beautful.  There’s something about fireworks, as I looked around at all the people sitting near us, everyone had a smile on their face.

But the other highlight had to be when Benji flicked on the tele this morning to watch the ‘defile’ – the annual Bastille Day parade of French forces along the Champs-Elysees before the French president.

Those boys of the Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris (the Parisian fire service) put on quite a show…