Lightning Strikes at La Giraudière

A Dramatic Day:

Bonjour! My name is Asha and I am a volunteer here at La Giraudière as you may remember from my introductary post which you can view here.

Last Wednesday became an unusual day for us here as lightning struck La Giraudière. The weather these past couple of days has been pretty different from that of last week, being mostly rain, wind and some thunder. But this was taken to a new level yesterday when as we sat down to our coffee break, thankfully indoors, we heard a loud bang and a flash of light around us, pretty intense for a coffee break. Not long after a strong burning smell took over the place, which was actually coming from the electricity box. As it turns out it had been struck and completely melted.


Straight away the project co-ordinator, Paul made some phone calls to the fire station and to some people about fixing the electricity and our Wi-Fi. Thankfully the services here are very quick and reliable, we had fire engines here within half an hour and an electrician fixed the box within an hour or two. Everyone was very impressed with the standard of the services here.


Thankfully we now have our electricity back and no further damage was done however it’s safe to say it was an exciting and unusual day at La Giraudière.

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About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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