Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Strikes! (and something pretty, I promise...)

Vive la révolution! France is on strike today (again). The age of retirement is in danger of going up (only to what it already is is most of the rest of Europe),
and teachers are also out on strike over cuts in their numbers - all timed to disrupt the Rentrée. I am very much in favour of the right to strike, but I feel it's a little over-used here! The boys are enjoying a few shorter school days, though...
And for prettiness: Vintage French ribbons, recently thrifted, and now on my washing line.
They're hanging in front of the flag drape which normally covers up the rather mucky wall by our stairs.
I had fun making that a few years ago...
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10 comments:

marigold jam said...

I heard about the teachers' strike from my French friend with whom I spoke yesterday - the French really do love a greve or manifestation don't they!! Pretty ribons and love the drape.

JAne

Country Girl said...

The French do love to strike don't they!
The ribbons are very pretty.

Lorrie said...

I read about the strikes on line this morning. Hope all goes well.

Lola Nova said...

Good heavens, that seems quite a strike!
I love your flag drape and I am a sucker for vintage French ribbon! It looks so lovely on the line.

VintageVicki said...

Your strikes made our evening news - if only to illustrate that we are lucky its only the tube workers that are striking here at the moment!!

Wall hanging is a great idea - very pretty :)

Serenata said...

They certainly know when to time their strikes! Lovely flag drape, and pretty ribbons.

Princess and the Pea said...

Looks like I got home just in time!

Kelly said...

Looks like strikes everywhere today! We were striking on the London Underground today. I don't really like to!
Do pop over to take part in my massive giveaway!

carol at home said...

I rather like the way the French stand up for themselves unlike us lot over here who just grumble into their beer.

magsmcc said...

Oh I'm so excited about the magazine swap- I have a little pile all ready to go!