Wednesday, 21 January 2009

The Tin Kettling

The crowd that surprised us as we were leaving Sainte Marie d'Alloix. Can you spot us amongst the crowd? Sophie and I were beckoning for Hugh and Odette to come and join us.

I don't know what it is called in French, but it was a surprise when we heard the commotion outside the house just as we were preparing to leave for the airport on Saturday. A group of people had walked up the road towards the house banging, whistling, hooting and waving flags. It certainly was a surprise!! We thought we had already said our final farewells...
I was so surprised that I laughed until I cried. It was certainly a send-off we won't forget!

Thanks to Annes' Mum for climbing on the garden wall to capture this angle...

I thought I would be clever and capture some video on my little camera. Photos wouldn't do justice to all the noise and carrying on being generated by the little throng. However the video is not quite what I expected. Goodness knows what went wrong here - I haven't looked at the settings that resulted in the time lapse style footage. It was all a blur anyway, filled with emotion, so this may in fact be what happened...


video

Well now I know there is a time-lapse function on the camera I will have to find a valid application for it...


1 comment:

Leesa said...

Upon seeing the flag, I first thought it was your welcome on the return home... Then I read what you wrote... I got all teary-eyed!! What an imprint you left on these people! I'm sure you will all be greatly missed as you are missing them, too!! Hope you make it back again one day and that you will also have many French visitors in Oz.... : )