Sunday, July 13, 2008

Joyeux Jour de Bastille

We had a wee history lesson about the French Revolution over our Bastille Day petit déjeuner.

The guillotine fascinated them but what really tickled the kid's fancy was the idea of women sitting knitting while watching the executions. Perhaps they could picture their Mum rocking up with her knitting basket to join her fellow tricoteuses, hoping the blood wouldn't splash on her new yarn.