05 December 2013
Don't you love the intense concentration on this lady's face. She is working at the raffle table which raises a lot of money for charity with its Tombola and big Monaco-style prizes. I don't know who she is but I think she looks a bit like Mary Berry, the lovely English cookery lady on television, don't you?
04 December 2013
The ladies who man (!) the stalls at the Kermesse work tirelessly for charity. For weeks before the event they beg, borrow and steal (not really!) items for their stalls and then have to price them, pack them up and get them to the circus tent on the morning of the Kermesse. Then they work non-stop all day selling, selling, selling and always they raise thousands for charity.
In these two photos, on one of the British Association of Monaco stalls (BAM) you see the ebullient Anne Batt and behind her, Caroline Casely.
Those of you who are regular followers of this Facebook page will know Anne and her wonderfully funny and ascerbic comments on the style - or lack of it - when I post pics of people.
03 December 2013
I bought 27 books so have a feast of reading ahead ...
02 December 2013
01 December 2013
The annual Kermesse in aid of charity was held yesterday in the circus tent in Fontvieille. This is the 44th year of the year of this event which has been held annually in Monaco since 1970 when it was created by the British Association of Monaco (BAM), St. Paul’s Church and the Saint Vincent de Paul charity. Nowadays others are involved in the organization including the Reform Church of Monaco, the Spanish Community, and the Greek Orthodox parish.
There were over 25 stalls including two book stalls (one English and one French), lots of clothes stalls, a toy stall, an antique stall, a flower stall, a tombola stand and loads of Christmas food for sale.
Everyone has the best fun meeting up with old friends, however this lady is making is quite clear she has no intention of having a conversation with a tiger.