We were just settling into the afternoon and Joe had loaded the car for another trip to the tip - our second this week - when there was a commotion on the roadside outside! A crowd of excited children turned up in costume! It turns out that they are children from the local primary school in Massilly who are celebrating carnival (of course it is Mardi Gras/Shrove Tuesday next week!). They were dressed up and clambered all over the garden opposite (over my daffodils - oh dear) and then sat for a photo on the bench Joe has put there! Then they sang for us and offered us a brioche and requested a donation for the school. What a lovely idea. Mums were with them and on a sunny afternoon it was a lovely surprise!