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Happy first of May from France.

May we present you with   some lily of the valley to fill your day with the most subtle scent a flower can offer?

It is said  when the world was created, this delicate  flower decorated the door of Paradise and every time a good man or woman entered it, its tiny bells would tinkle. This highly poisonous  flower was supposed to be  gifted to identify virtuous people.  Paradoxical, isn’t it?  😉

Team France.

A few sprigs for you.

A few sprigs for you.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2013 in France, Traditions

 

UFOs over Germany?

bellshbn Hello, team France.

Your messengers made it!

They were here last night and dropped a delicious surprise for us.

Thanks a lot.

If you haven’t found enough Easter eggs yet, you will find another surprise here.

by German Team

April 15th: Today your goddies finally reached school – Mrs U is back from her Comenius meeting – and everybody was so excited. How do you like the frieze on our wall? We love it! 🙂

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Easter

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in France, Germany, Puzzles, Surprises, Traditions

 

Flying bells on their way at Easter time.

Every year, 3 days before Easter,  the bells from our churches escape from their steeples ( our church towers) and they become mute . They quickly fly to Rome where they have an extremely important  meeting with the Pope. This year they will be be greeted by Pope Francis I 🙂

Before Easter sunday, at night,  they fly back home with lots of goodies for children. They drop chocolate eggs in parks, gardens and hedges. They know children will go on an egg hunt as soon as they get up. Our bells are very professional and reliable,you see.

We asked the chief of the bells to make a “little detour” via Germany to treat our friends 🙂

That is one of our Easter traditions here in France. Have you got a similar one in Germany, Italy, Scotland and Slovakia?

Team France: Julie, Hugo, Victor G., Héloïse, Dorine, Simon, Victor A., Marine,, Bleuenn, Teva, Yoan, Axelle, Théo and Martin 🙂 x 14

Click twice to enlarge, please!

Two decorated friezes by two teams,  for the same story ;-)

Two decorated friezes by two teams, for the same story 😉

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2013 in France, Surprises, Traditions