School of Curiosity

School of Curiosity

School of Curiosity

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Parlez-vous petanque?

October 11, 2013

We were going to say “It’s not all fun and games at The School of Curiosity ‘End of Summer School’”. But thinking about it every session looks like it will be fun and enthralling, so we’ve had to think hard how we can make our evening social events fit the bill.

Maria, who runs The Villefranche Petanque and Social Club (a bit like The Buena Vista Social Club but with boules instead of musical instruments) has invited us over one night. She’s putting on sangria and the Nicoise specialty of Pissaladiere. We’ll have an international petanque tournament in between drinks.

The great thing about petanque is that it takes moments to learn, it’s a team game and everyone somehow seems to be capable of producing a world class shot at least once. By the end of the night, you have a social club full of friends.

There are just ten tickets left. There wont be for long. Download the prospectus here. Or just go directly to the booking page here.

It doesn’t matter what language you speak, petanque is so simple we know you’ll love to parlez-vous petanque.

Have a curious day!


June 24, 2013

Philosopher Alain de Botton has expounded a list of virtues for a modern age – a kind of ten commandments for atheists.

We like his number 10 virtue, it reminds us of Maria in the ancient but great film The Sound of Music – who was a nun by the way and therefore probably not an atheist at all. It’s this…

10.┬áConfidence.┬áThe greatest projects and schemes die for no grander reasons than that we don’t dare. Confidence isn’t arrogance, it’s based on a constant awareness of how short life is and how little we ultimately lose from risking everything.

All together now….”I’ve got confidence in sunshine, I’ve got confidence in rain….tra, la,la”

Have a curious day.





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