Sunday, 10 February 2008

FC LA MENAURIE

image The football club of St-Cernin and Mazeyrolles, named after the river that runs between the two villages.

The website  http://lamenaurie.free.fr/

We had a pretty good day, spent most of the day immersed in the french language which is a good thing.  But still scary. 

20 Rue du Pave - Zone de Fret 6

Off up to Paris tomorrow to pick up the rest of our luggage which has been sent by air freight.  It is a long way to go but it was by far the quickest and most cost effective way of getting the rest of our things to France.   It should all fit in the car. I could always leave Ange's bike by the roadside somewhere.
image The map below shows where I'm going. Follow the route to CDG around Paris, get on the A1, take exit 6, roundabout, left and then right.

Football Practice

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Photo borrowed courtesy of "This French Life" 
Jack had his first football practice today.  The coach is actually our nearest neighbour and is a really nice guy. He came over this morning to explain how everything worked, in French of course, but we managed.  We need a medical certificate & some paperwork etc - that was expected:)

The coach has two kids (8,11 years), his youngest and Jack are only 5 days apart and they are in the same class at school.  I'm sure all the boys will hit it off.
Football practice is a bit of a family affair with cake and coffee for the parents. It was really pleasant and well organised. 

After the game Jack was invited back to house of his new friend to play, we are off to pick him up at 6pm and have been invited for a aperitifs.

The football club has a web site, I couldn't find it so will have to ask for the address.

Monpazier

Decided to treat the boys to a Pizza lunch, celebration of completing their first week of school in France.  After a good feed we took a stroll through Monpazier, the "sister" village to Villefranche around 20km away.
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The pizza was well worth the trip - I think we will be back.

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