Remembrance Day at Notre Dame Cathedral

We have always gone to Remembrance Sunday services at Beaconsfield War Memorial with the Cubs and Beavers.   This year we attended a service at Notre Dame organised by the British Legion based in Paris.  We also had a day off school as here in France the 11th November is a holiday.

Here are some photos of us still wearing our 4th Beaconsfield Scarves (mum has got her 1st Maisons-Laffitte scarf already).  It was very exciting to be inside the big cathedral for a service (although it was quite long, the service was longer but they made up for it by only laying 2 wreaths – in Beaconsfield there was always hundreds!!).

Ready to go into the cathedral.
Ready to go into the cathedral.
Mum Creagh and Euan before the service
Mum Creagh and Euan before the service

We got into Paris a little before so we headed to Jardin du Luxembourg for a play in the amazing play park and then walked to the cathedral to meet the others.  After the service we were a bit hungry so we visited a little creperie for a late lunch (yum, yum).  Then we went for a walk along the bank of the Seine as the sun went down.  We walked all the way from Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower.  We watched the boats and played on the fun stuff along that stretch like mazes painted on the path and climbing wall things and climbing frames.  It was loads of fun.  Lots of people asked us about our uniforms too.  And tourists wanted to take photos of us!!

Notre dame at night
Notre dame at night
Eiffel tower at night
Eiffel tower at night
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14 thoughts on “Remembrance Day at Notre Dame Cathedral

  1. That’s a lovely update, so great to hear about your life in France.

    So sad to hear of the weekend events in Paris but pleased you are safe

    Xx

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    1. Hi Maggie
      It was very sad, those events last weekend. We did some stuff about it in school and we had a minutes silence on Monday at noon.

      Did you go to a Remembrance Day service? Was Andrew all smart in his Scout uniform too. We have loads of different badges for being Scouts overseas and new scarves as well. Euan got invested as a cub last night and said his promise really well.

      Love Creagh and Euanxxx

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  2. I’m ashamed that I didn’t go to a remembrance service this year. Don’t you all look great in your uniforms? I’m now the proud owner of a passport once again! I went to the Beacon Centre and watched a very funny play, although it was all a bit confusing…

    Uncle Mike

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    1. Well done on getting you passport. Does that mean you can come and see us for New Year? What was the play you went to see and why was it so confusing? Glad you thought that we looked smart in our uniforms – we now have our new scarves too so we are proper 1st Maison-Laffitte scouts.
      Love Euan and Creagh xxx

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      1. I found one! After paying for my passport, if I scrimp and save I might be able to afford it!!!!!

        https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/harryandjacks/product/adventure-pack-jetpack?force_locale=en-GB&gclid=CLfmv9yJvskCFSsEwwodpooDiw

        There’s this one, as well which is slightly more expensive. If I opt for this one, I might not be able to get you a Christmas present for a couple of years or so…at least.

        http://www.martinjetpack.com/personal-jetpack

        Uncle Mike

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      2. Awesome – Euan loved the harryandjacks jetpack and thinks it would make a cool school bag but what about Martins Jetpack!! That was epic. But you will need to save up a lot of pennies and it looks like they are still upgrading it so you would wait a while. But we agree that it looks like a lot of fun.
        Creagh and Euan

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  3. Hello Creagh and Euan,

    The play was called “A Servant to Two Masters”. The play was a farce, but not in a bad way. A servant in Italy managed to work for two different people without either of them knowing, although they did find out in the end and everything worked out OK. I think everyone got married as well. I had some great ice cream in the interval.

    So yes, I have a passport now after quite a long time without one. I need to work out how I’m going to get over to see you. It’s been a while since I’ve left the country so I’m not entirely sure how it’s done. I’m saving up for a jetpack. I think that would be fun.

    Lots of love

    Your Uncle Mike
    xx

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    1. Uncle Mike
      Oh where can you get a jetpack??? We want one too!!! So glad that you have got your passport so you can come over at New Year. Martin and Julia are coming too so maybe you can go with them if you have forgotten how to leave the country!!
      See out new post – Creagh was in a show. It wasn’t a farce – it was a circus show. And I will be doing it again to the school on the 14th Dec.
      The play sounds very funny. See you at New Year.

      Love Creagh and Euan

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      1. Hello Creagh and Euan,

        The jet pack costs $150 000! So I might have to ask for your help. You had better crack open your piggy banks. I’ve found a train instead that magically gets me across the Channel. How does it work, I wonder? Do they put it on a load of inflatable dinghies as it steams across the water? I do hope so! That would be so much fun….

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      2. Sorry to spoil your fun but the train goes under the sea bed. We thought that it would go through a glass tunnel along the sea bed and that we could see the fish. We were a but disappointed that it is just a big black tunnel. Boring!! But we suppose it is still quite cool that we are going under the sea. We don’t think that what we have in our piggy banks will make much towards the jetpack so it is a good job that you are coming by train. See you soon.

        Creagh and Euan

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  4. Hi Euan,
    I’ve seen the Eiffel Tower in dark and light.Sorry I have not written for a long time. We have been in Mallorca for our Half Term holiday and since we’ve been quite busy. ;-0

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    1. Hi Seren, Mallorca sounds pretty good. Maybe we should go there. It is always busy here cos we get quite a lot of homework. WE have been sxploring the forest near us and there are red squirrels hiding there so mum says. We are on the look out.

      Lynn

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  5. Apologies that I’m only just checking out the blog, but great to see that you’re all settled in and already Scouting! The Beaconsfield Remembrance Day Parade missed you all this year, but it all went very well, as did our little Open Evening in October! Look forward to our French Scout Camp sometime in the not too distant future…?

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    1. Would be great to get a camp over here in France!! Glad that the parade went well and the open evening – I would have liked to have been a part of that. Also would love to see the kitchen. Sounds great. Must be such a great thing to have. Glad that you have finally checked out the blog and nice to have your comment. It makes doing the blog more fun to see people’s comments. Hope all is well with you and you are still having fun with scouts. Welcome for a visit in a non scouting capacity of course!! Lxx

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