First off, Happy holidays to all! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Secondly, I am truly happy to be back on wp. I am very pleased to say that yes, it is “Mission accomplished!”. My translating project( 73 pages of it), was officially closed this Monday!
That was hard work and I yet, I was very fortunately one of a team of three persons who translated and revised(that was me) a French-Canadian text for an US market. YAY!!! That went happily for me, even if I did almost nothing else during the time it lasted.And, I have been catching up with all the rest during this week.
But, my planned “photo outing” for December was canceled because of the ongoing episodes of cold and snow. We are still fighting bouts of snow, even this morning.I might even add that these past days have been miserable for travelers in Europe, with severe delays that have stranded hundreds of thousands of holiday travelers.
But, coming back to my more simpler travel plans, I missed a nice event. Again, due to cold and the snow. This was a yearly Christmas event in a town called Provins in the suburbs of Paris.
But, there are aroud 79 road kilometers or almost 50 miles fr which separates our home from this town. It is not nearby, and since we no longer own a car, we take mass transit. We just didn’t feel it after fighting the snow and the cold for several days that week.
Not only was there a Medieval Christmas fair, but also a market and an exposition with nativity scenes. The center of the old town called “cité Médiéval / Medieval city ” is a UNESCO world heritage site. And, various sites in this medieval city were open during this special weekend.
I don’t usually you tube it here, but here is a short one features the fair. Despite being in French, you can get the feeling for what a medieval fair is like. Sorry about the ad in the beginning.
It would have been so cool to see all this. But I will survive another year until it rolls around again. We can’t win each time.
I will let you all get on to your merrymaking and activities.
Blessings and peace be with ye special people who come to my humble blog demure.