Sunday, February 07, 2016

Dreaming of France -- Football

Thank you for joining this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

In honor of the Super Bowl and the end of football season in the United States, I thought I'd post a picture of my boys playing European football, also known as soccer.
When we traveled to Europe in 2006, my boys carried along a small American football, which they passed back and forth whenever they found room to play catch. But one morning in France they headed down to a well-maintained soccer field across the street from the hotel and within view of the Mediterranean Sea, where they kicked the soccer ball around.

After a few weeks traveling around Europe, it was nice to settle in the hotel room and let the kids entertain themselves.

One afternoon, a few French boys showed up at the field and my boys played soccer with them. They didn't speak the same language, but they used some hand motions and the international language of soccer to play together. 

From the balcony of the hotel where we took the previous picture, we also took this picture of the Mediterranean. 

And from the soccer field, my husband took this picture of me sitting in the sun on the terrace while reading a book. 

And here's a photo I took of him on the terrace as he kept an eye on the soccer field. I would love to be sitting there now. 

I imagine if we had moved to France, my boys might have spent many an afternoon playing soccer with French children. 
Thanks so much for playing along with Dreaming of France. I'd appreciate if you'd leave a comment and visit the blogs of others who decide to play along too. That way, we can all experience the joy and beauty of France. 


Jacqui Brown said...

Happy to dream about France with you, but neither soccer or American football feature in our family! Give us bike rides or walks and we are much happier.

Paulita said...

Jacqui, Can't we have all of those? Soccer, football, walks and bike rides! Thanks for playing along.

Sim Carter said...

Sorry I’m late Paulita. I vote for all of it and more. Cue the wine and cheese.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Paulita, thank you for commenting on my blog. I have added another post for Dreaming of France. I am sure that language would be problem when they play Football :-) sign language and playing would be fun.

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