Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blame it on Rio

If you're confused by that photo above, trust me, I understand. It's two guys; one in some sort of a tutu and one in a fuzzy pink vest (under the fuzzy pink vest was a gold lame bikini top that I was more than a little jealous of by the way) and they are playing beach volleyball. Because tutus and fuzzy pink vests are normal volleyball attire for men in The LPV. Obviously. 

Now that I've said 'beach volleyball' and 'The LPV' I'm thinking that maybe you've put two and two together and figured it out... Brazil Day!

Oui! Brazil Day!

The LPV loves that large country in the Southern Hemisphere so much that Brazil Day has become an annual affair (with Honey Jr. already talking about some big surprise for next year... oh the suspense!) and has even been exported to other villages

Unlike last year, Brazil Day was not setup in the middle of Le Petit Village's main street in front of Le Petit Bar. I guess the organizers (Honey Jr + Brother-in-Law) realized that soccer balls and volleyballs flying around tables with drinking glasses on them is not the smartest idea. This year the large pile of sand was dumped in the parking lot of the Mairie. So much room for activities (ten points if you can tell me what movie that is from). 

We (The Husband, Mr. London, Mrs. London, her brother, Fifty and me) arrived at 10:00am sharp because the invitation stated 10:00am. Silly us, we forgot we were in France. 

The festivities finally kicked off about 11:00am with the three on three football (soccer) tournament. 

There's Gatz's team. They did pretty well until they played The Husband's team (The Husband, Mr. London, and Mrs. London's brother). The Husband's team had lost their two previous matches due to practically being comatose on the pitch (I'm blaming the Honey wine from the night before and the three hours of sleep) and by the time they played Gatz's team, they had had enough of losing, so they played a bizarre mixture of soccer and rugby resulting in a win and a broken toe for The Husband (cheating does come with a price).

All the while that was going on, Mrs. London and I did what we do best, we sat in a corner, sipping Rosé, and gossiped. It's a talent.

We did manage to break away long enough for me to show Mrs. London around the original Le Petit Village.

Chapelle St. Christope
Nazi Ghost Zombie hideout

And you know what? 

I miss it. 



  1. I won't get 10 points. :'(

    I like your talent. :-)

  2. "So much room for activities"

    Step Brothers

  3. Ah, you miss it. I understand. My hometown is completely sad but I still get the warm-fuzzies every time I go back.
    Take care.

  4. Hopefully no sign of the NGZs at the new place yet!

  5. No 10 points for me. What is with these French villages and their love of foreign countries. In our village, no celebration for the 14th of July but a huge blowout for the Fête des Belges. I don't get it.

  6. Still trying to figure out the tutu's part of Brazil? The gold lamé tho, I totally get.

  7. Gold lame bikini top plus a pink fuzzy vest. Count me in!

  8. Stepbrothers!
    I like the tutu and the pink vest. Very cute.
    Love the zombie hideout. I would love to have something like that in my backyard.

  9. Men in a tutu and fur vest? What the heck goes on down there?! LOL!

    Why doesn't Paris have a Brazil Day?! The more I read your blog, as well as Aidan and Heather's, I'm starting to think I chose the wrong town in France to settle down in!

  10. Wow! Such a beautiful place. Looks like a great time! :)
    CoverGirl + Converse

  11. never a shortage of good times in the LPV!

  12. It is now on my to do list in life: attend Brazil day in the LPV.

  13. LOL, 10am did seem a bit optimistic for Provence! It was really the obvious outfit for beach volleyball though, maybe they'd missed the finer costume details at the olympics...

  14. The weather looks fabulous there. I'm jealous.

  15. Pahahaha, I love tat in France, 10 am means 11 am. In germany, 10 am means 9:45 am

  16. Brazil Day? How fun! I'm not sure how the tutu and fuzzy vest fit in, but I'll go with it. : )

    Love the photos of the beautiful!

  17. I never saw so many people in the LPV all at once! ha ha. Love your photos of the Chapelle. Gorgeous. If I visited that region I don't think I would be able to leave. xo

  18. You seem to have settled in quite well. It's nice to have a talent like gossiping while drinking, don't you think. It travels well, and you can always find someone to play with you. xo

  19. Everytime I visit your page I get a little jealous of your life :) :)

  20. I remember earlier on when I first saw similar photos and read 'beach volleyball' and the sand...and thought what? I'm better prepared for it this time around! So envious of your gorgeous weather!

  21. Oh. My. Goodness! I about died at that first pic, way too funny

  22. sounds like a great day! apart from the broken toe! LPV old and new are so lovely - for a little village - there's a lot going on isn't there???



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