Almost there!

One more piece of paper to present to the mairie on Friday, and we MIGHT be able to finally open our (restaurant) doors to the public on 16th June… well maybe, because at the final hurdle absolutely none of the various security, planning, building control and administrative departments know exactly what we are supposed to install or do or be inspected on, or ‘controles as they are called. To be fair, everyone is just trying to do what they are meant to be doing, but it would help, as the secretary of the mairie put it, if there was some sort of global control with a simple set of rules. I’m sticking to my favourite and most helpful department, the security side of the fire brigade who have come to my rescue several times by confirming I do not need 10 fire exits, 5 different safety inspections and an alarm connected to the pentagon…Unlike the Gendarmes who turned up in full flak jackets and taser guns regalia for a friendly and non discriminatory visit to warn they will back to check our controles.

I think I have every piece of equipment and evacuation, access and exit covered for every possible person, dossiers covering any situation and  – if all else fails (I learnt this on the 3 day obligatory alcohol course!) notices to put up to cover my self!

Now, all I need to do is get help for exhausted husband to finish all the renovations and … of course, almost forgot! Need to organise the actual food and drink…


About partyinfrance

Rosie Paddon offers bespoke planning for all unique events in France. Wedding planning and Rosieskitchen Catering services. Rosie Paddon is able to put over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry around the world to use in organising exceptional French Events. Her enthusiasm for the area – with its atmospheric architecture, the markets and love of food, and the diverse activities available, means that she can provide you with vital knowledge to help you plan your party, no matter what your budget. From hilltop castles, a local chapel with ancient frescoes, feasts in an enormous banqueting barn, or a romantic vine clad tower, your dream wedding, or any celebration, is possible. French Events at Partyinfrance is a bespoke service and every wedding or celebration is unique so do not hesitate to contact Rosie for individual help and advice. ‘Rosies Kitchen’ also offers a bespoke Personal Chef and Private Catering Service. Working with as many local suppliers as possible, they have provided meals from a romantic dinner for two, to weddings and village fetes for over 200. Rosie believes that a celebration meal can make or break a successful party and is especially enthusiastic about food! Although usually leaning towards a relaxed French fete atmosphere - Spit roasting or barbequing over an open fire pit is their speciality - there is often a personal element relative to a couple that can be incorporated into a menu. Personal menus are devised to suit the occasion & the numbers involved. They are also experienced in Vegetarian & Vegan, and dietary intolerant options. Rosies Kitchen lovely catering staff are a must for use at events too large for clients to handle on their own. This is also the perfect answer for stressed hosts who want to organise their own event, but can use the consulting service, and can let the team take over.

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