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Twenty one bizarre French sayings (when translated directly into English)

All languages have their funny little sayings. These are a few of the strange expressions I’ve come across in France (some more common than others). Just imagine any of these … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 10 Comments

The only streets I saw in Paris

Well, this is new! I’m actually going to try to do this blogpost from my phone. Yes, that is a challenge for me, as I have been posting from my … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

The spot where druids used to play

I promised that I would post more photos from my visit to the village of La Haye-de-Routot in Normandy. This community, just south of the Forêt de Brotonne, would probably have been … Continue reading

February 28, 2016

La Mairie, La-Haye-de-Routot

This morning, just a few photos at the Mairie (town hall) in La-Haye-De-Routot, a small town in Normandy, famous for its shoe museum and tiny Chapelle de Sainte Anne, which is carved … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen

Rouen Cathedral, or Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption de Rouen, is a Roman Catholic gothic cathedral in Rouen, the capital of Normandy in north-west France. I don’t know that I have the … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

The one where the photographer goes in search of Arsène Lupin on the Normandy coast

Have you ever heard of the small farming and tourist town of Étretat north-east of Le Havre on the coast of Normandy? I hadn’t, but when the twin suggested we take … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 5 Comments

A walk through rain and shine

I think I mentioned the weather in my previous post: mostly cold and rainy, which is typical of Normandy in the winter. But I’ve tried to get out for a … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

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