The end of the ‘school year’ came a week early for our English class as next Tuesday CC will be in England for a friend’s wedding and I’ll be at the Club des Anciens lunch.
We asked Isabelle, the librarian, if we could finish with a tea-party for both classes together and she readily agreed. (Can you see that happening in an English Library?).
CC and I made scones (cheese and fruit), flapjacks, chocolate cake, iced buns and cornflakes in chocolate. Jay made a music compilation and we wrapped two ‘Pass the Parcels’ as the French didn’t seem familiar with this game.
As it was warm and only slightly breezy the ladies put up a table outside, at the back of the library, and we brought out the CD player with an extension lead. Most people opted for herbal teas even though I had taken ‘proper’ English tea but as we didn’t have a teapot everyone was free to choose their favourite flavour. Inevitably, no-one had milk or sugar.
After everyone had tasted a bit of everything we played Pass the Parcel. The children were excited and the grown-ups were highly amused.
“This would be good to do at a wedding” one lady remarked. The forfeits were in English, of course, so they had to do a bit of work, but they all enjoyed having a ‘piece of paper’ instead of a sweet.
Isabelle had time to join in some of the games and she daintily tasted each kind of cake. However, I can now see how she stays so incredibly slim as she cut small pieces to eat and saved the rest to take home for later.
We went on half an hour after ‘closing ‘ but she didn’t mind and then eveyone mucked in to clear up and it was all done and dusted in no time.
Classses are due to begin again on the last Tuesday in September so we have a long break during which they can forget most of what they’ve learned and we can go over it all once more.
Should be easier second time round.