Football: World Cup Final France v Croatia - French Victorious

(stella wood) #3

2006, we were dining at a Mill outside Le Mans…with around 40 of our Paris pals… the host had installed a huge screen so no-one would miss the match. Only problem was that it was at the end of the incredibly long table… and because of our numbers, there were 2 seats where folk would have their backs to the TV…

We were the only English in the group… and they all cheered when we asked if WE could sit there… :hugs::relaxed::wink:

(stella wood) #4

The Mairie have just handed me a paper authorising me to “ring the bells” in celebration, if France wins on Sunday… :relaxed::smiley:

My cheery remark about “tolling the passing bell” if France loses, was met with a fierce look…:wink:

(Timothy Cole) #5

Lets hope they stay silent.:wink:

(stella wood) #6

Folk are getting geared-up

(stella wood) #7

I hope the French team don’t over-do today’s celebrations… :wink:

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(Phillip Cox) #13

anyone got ideas on how to live in France now they have won the world cup??

(Mark Robbins) #14

Learn the "Marseillaise":joy::joy:

(stella wood) #15

Phew… wonderful times here… everyone so happy… I rang the Bells for nearly 30 mins…which was greatly appreciated by the Fans.


(Ann Coe) #16

Hope you were given a glass of something bubbly to celebrate ! :slight_smile:

(stella wood) #17

We went to join the revellers at half-time… on arrival I was hugged and kissed by everyone… such was the party atmosphere… and I ended up with red white and blue stripes smeared on my face…

I was as vocal as the rest, as the second half progressed… phew… it was nerve wracking at times…

Anyway, as soon as the whistles blew I was sent packing to the church… where I did my bit…

The bells were so wonderfully noisy that they drowned out all the speeches that some folk were trying to make… much to the delight of most of those there…

On my return, I was flicked/splashed with champagne and finally managed to get a glass of my own… yummy.

Some folk did remark on how nice it was that “the English” joined them in supporting France… and many shook my hand and thanked me personally for ringing the Bells…

I’ve just heard several cars leave, all tooting their horns, so I guess everyone is off to eat somewhere…

Cowpat-Pie is cooking gently in the oven… OH’s special request for tonight’s supper… pity it is nearly 40C here … I’m melting…

(Mark Robbins) #18

Great clean game, loads of goals. :fr::fr::fr::fr::fr::fr::beer::beer::beer::beer::beer:

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(Mat Davies) #21

I watched the game with our French neighbours and with France 2 goals up with 2 minutes to go I popped home to pick up a bottle of bubbly which was very appreciated when presented as the final whistle blew.

(Jane Jones) #22

My favorite moment was when the most respectable woman in the village (a newly retired factory owner who’s always very neatly dressed and punctilious about everything) drove up the street blaring her horn and waving furiously…