Did we have any twinkling earrings? Was there any more tea? Those were some of the demands we faced as customers converged on our stall. As ever, nearly everything we took to the Mouvaux March de Noel was snapped up by happy buyers. A team, led and organised by chairman Stephanie Scrase, took a whole range of traditional Christmas fayre to the Christmas market in Mouvaux on the first weekend of December.
Many thanks to helpers John Murray and Pat Phillips. Surrounded by other twinning friends, we shared and enjoyed each other’s produce. The German gluhwein and Belgian home-made wine were especially appreciated, even though it was at 10.00 in the morning. We also managed to run a rota so that we were able to go out and meet friends in Mouvaux. I went to watch my host family’s son play in a superb junior tennis competition and I popped into a supermarket for a bit of Christmas shopping. So another lovely weekend and we made £280 profit. If you would like to come next year, let us know – the team is already being planned!’