It reminded me a bit of the annual Terry Wogan firework spectacular. You know, the one that he did with either Deadly or Boggy Marsh on his radio show?
Well this one was at Angles sur l’Anglin on Saturday August 5th.
Always a popular event, Chris determined that we should go the very long way round from Champagne as the traffic would be horrendous. Luckily we found some spaces at the top of the long hill that leads down to the bridge. It was funny really ‘cos as we walked down there were plenty of other places to park. Still, we’d just eaten and walking off the excess would do us good.
One or two people were walking in the opposite direction, but others were walking our way so we continued undeterred. We could see activity at the chateau and passed a sign which assured us that we’d got the correct evening.
We were a bit early and as the masses were yet to arrive we decided to walk up to the square for a drink – incidentally the best chocolat chaud I’ve ever had! We heard a few mutters of discontent but ploughed on until we spotted another flyer outside the Office de Tourisme…
What a let down! If only someone had thought to post this on all of the other flyers. There was even more muttering in the square but at least the cafes were open. I still don’t know exactly why the fireworks were cancelled but the waitress said that it was something to do with the afternoon rain.
So, no firework pics but a some of Angles at night.
In all the years that Terry Wogan got me to school smiling I don’t remember him EVER cancelling his display because of a spot or three of rain…