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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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December 12 2011 2 12 /12 /December /2011 20:04

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6500636327_d98d5c4c41_b.jpgThis year's Christmas Market in Querqueville was perhaps the best one yet.  The weather was great during Saturday and Sunday which brought many visitors.  There were plenty of stalls with vendors selling decorations for the holidays as well as food and drink.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6500623245_5323ce62a9_b.jpgInside the small chapel was the booth which sold things made in Burkina Faso.  Querqueville is twinned with the city of Gorom Gorom.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6500633495_26aa244fbe_b.jpgI purchased some hand-carved animals made from wood.  The association raises money to finance a number of projects such as helping schools and maintaining libraries.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6500624967_d48ecbe842_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6500626177_b4ec5bb379_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6500634359_fb9e2f2707_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6500638567_149d87dcd6_b.jpgIn the courtyard, there was a small stage which played Christmas music and a booth which sold sausages, lamb and French fries.  Another booth made crèpes.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6500637433_3d5e996c15_b.jpgInside the huge tent, tables were set up for vendors and associations to sell items to the public.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6500627221_ef69ecb6a3_b.jpgI purchased a wonderful Christmas decoration from these two ladies.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6500628099_44cd3cc1c8_b.jpgThese two were selling things made by children.  I bought some place settings made with twigs and wire.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6500629153_37e2f0e508_b.jpgAlthough I did not buy anything from these ladies, I thought that their embroidery was great.  Check out those adorable stockings on the tree.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6500630105_7eeb88f8cc_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6500630935_a4c7b53b61_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6500632175_c94d530758_b.jpgThe great hall was decked out with lights and garland.  Fresh procucts were sold here and I purchased several things such as bread from a local baker, http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6500639373_4bcdf8f4f1_b.jpga lemon cake from a baker from Quineville http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6500640537_609b777c3d_b.jpgand cherry aperitif and apple cider from a Normandy cider-maker, Théo Capelle.  Here is the link for last year's Christmas market.  Joyeuses Fêtes !http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6500635723_51fe3b2608_b.jpg 

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