Sunday, 15 July 2018

Mosaic Monday # 92 - a different sort of Bastille Day

Looking back through my blog post archives it appears that I blog about Bastille Day every other year so since the last post was in 2016 here I am again.
France's National Day 2018 fell on a Saturday, a day when even non sports fans such as myself were glued to the TV watching a blistering semi final match between Nadal and Djokovic @ Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Spoiler alert: Djokovic triumphed!
The total amount of prize money this year is a staggering £34 million with the tournament Champions each receiving £2,250,000.
Nadal and Djokovic were swiftly followed onto Centre Court by Serena Williams who was beaten by Angelique Kerber in the Ladies Singles final which frustratingly clashed with coverage of the World Cup playoff for third and fourth place between England & Belgium, in Saint Petersburg. Russia.
And let's not forget the Tour de France happening at the same time!

Time for tea, I think?

Kate and Meghan may have been seated in the Royal Box but here at the Presbytere we missed none of the action whilst savouring afternoon tea, mouthwatering patisserie, my favourite heirloom china from Nana B and pretty flowers from the garden. 


  1. I'm a week late posting last weeks post to your linky party. Happy Bastille Day! We were in Paris on Bastille Day in 2005 and went to watch the parade. We also enjoy watching "The Tour" though it always makes for a late night if we watch to the end. Have a fabulous week. I will try to catch up next week :)

  2. Happy Bastille Day and Congratulations to France for winning the World Cup in Soccer!

    Thanks for your gracious hosting today Maggie. Have a good week

    much love...

  4. Happy Bastille day! That is certainly a lot happening. No wonder you were ready for tea.

  5. Those cakes look delicious. You sure have a lot to celebrate. ;)

  6. Wasn't that semi final exciting! Beautiful cakes and china ...
    and congratulations France for winning the World Cup!
    Have a great week Maggie,
    Happy Mosaic Monday!

  7. That looks like a great way to celebrate Bastille Day, Maggie!
    Vive La France!

  8. Tea time looks especially yummy! I would love a day of sports but will have to wait until Fall for the football I enjoy! Happy MM! Hugs!

  9. I would far rather take tea with the hosts at the Presbyter than sit in the Royal Box! What a lovely way to enjoy a day of sporting events.

  10. Maggie - we were able to follow the World Cup - important for my hubby and with the in-laws here too … disappointing result for England but good for France!!! We entirely missed Wimbledon … but we were out in the beauty of Montana, so I think we are even. Your tea looks absolutely scrumptious … and soothing when under the 'stress' of a sporting event! Thanks as always for hosting!

  11. Oh what a great event! It all looks great and I love anything Royal so I have enjoyed seeing pics of the family. :) Kit

  12. Thank you Maggie for your 92nd Mosaic Monday. We watched the bike racing and soccer A LOT this past little while.

  13. Good photos. I rarely watch sports except figure skating and occasionally a bit of skiing.

  14. Maggie, Wow what a sports heavy day. I`m not one who follows these events. Your patisseries on the other hand peaked my interest. The chocolate and fruit looks delicious. Have a great week. Sylvia D.


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