This year has been a year of snapshots and I am so happy there has been such a variety so far. To change it up yet again, this post showcases photos from my last concert and visit at Le Manoir de la Guérinière. Le Manoir de la Guérinière Based in Passais Villages of the OrneContinue reading “Le Manoir de la Guérinière”
My last snapshot post talks about part of my Shetland adventure, so be sure to catch up here! Alnwick is a small historical town nestled in the heart of Northumberland, on the east coast of England. Alnwick is famous for several things, mainly its incredible castle and gardens. The castle itself is the second largestContinue reading “Visit Alnwick Castle & Gardens”
It honestly feels like an eternity since I have been on a plane, train or ferry, but thanks to this little trip I ticked off all three! It has also been an eternity since I last left Normandy, so a travel blog post is incoming… Be sure to catch up with my latest travel postsContinue reading “The Shetland Isles in 4 days”
Sumburgh head is part of a headland at the southernmost tip of the mainland in the Shetland isles. As well as an iconic lighthouse, Sumburgh head is recognised as a wildlife reserve thanks to its 100m rocky cliff being home to a variety of seabirds such as fulmers, guillemots and puffins. It’s a must-visit SumburghContinue reading “Visit Sumburgh Head, Shetland”
Before the exciting second lockdown, I was able to manage a couple of little coastal adventures. This one is Pointe du Hoc, outside of Criqueville-en-Bessin.
Pointe du Hoc for me is one of the reminders of the importance of the Normandy coastline in the 20th century. It is the littered ruins of structures both on and offshore alongside reels of barbed wire. It is pretty incredible how much history is in the ground here, yet it’s so easy to forget.
Annoville Dunes, a nature reserve hidden on the west coast of the Manche Peninsular!
Another local adventure with my camera, this time venturing to La Fosse Arthour!
Now that restrictions have started to wane and normality is starting to return to Europe, I took the opportunity to take my new car out on the road and drive down to a friend’s place in Burgundy. A change of scenery for my 5 Days in Bourgogne. I’ve been familiarising myself with the local townsContinue reading “5 Days in Bourgogne”
Ducey, Ville Étape. A town in the heart of the lower part of Manche. Integral to pilgrimage history and le Mont Saint Michel. Ducey, Ville Étape I little ways inland from my favourite spot, the bay of Le-Mont-Saint-Michel, around 10 miles, you’ll find the village étape of Ducey. The town itself is relatively small, andContinue reading “Ducey Ville Étape”
In today’s post we are looking at one of my favourite spots year-round – Domfront.
Normally I do not mix work with politics, but living in Normandy means I am surrounded by history from ancient to modern, and it would be wrong of me to not share! So today’s post may get a bit political and topical so please remember the opinions viewed are my own and all facts willContinue reading “D-Day Why Do We Remember?”
Known to be the fairytale castle of Northern France, Mont Saint Michel is not just an icon. The surrounding area is equally fascinating. Learn a brief history of the mount, as well as La Baie de Mont Saint Michel in this post. Find More Normandy posts here: Why Travel to La Baie de Mont SaintContinue reading “La Baie de Mont Saint Michel”
Ottawa. Awatto. A what o to do with you…
And so the saga continues. After being introduced to various aspects of coffee in Europe, see back to my Café and the Continent Post, I thought it may be good to share my thoughts on the Canada Coffee culture as its certainly…. different. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3 Canadian Coffee Culture Ordering CoffeeContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #3”
After getting positive feedback on my potty post, I thought I would continue my series of awkward britishness abroad and bring you the second of the series….. *** Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2 Precipitants So I found a definition of precipitants on the Met Office website and now am slightly alarmed: The definitionContinue reading “Normal Canadian Things I Find Weird #2”
(**Shout out to all you OC Transpo users! Seriously though I have encountered this everywhere not just Ottawa…stay safe**) I think buses will be the death of me. Specifically the bus I take to and from college. And to clarify, I don’t mean being hit by a bus Mean Girls style. I mean actually gettingContinue reading “Chronically Me #4: Buses and Bus People”
Over the weekend I went to Toronto for the weekend. Being a short 4ish hour drive form Ottawa, what’s not to lose? I’ve been trying to stylise my pictures for a unique look and the G7 lets me play with colour so much more than my Canon 6d. All the edits are made inContinue reading “Snapshots #15: Toronto in Blue”
To be truthful it’s been very hard to put into words the transition of Europe to North America, so apologies for the delay, and enjoy this rambling read… As a Brit moving to Canada didn’t seem that much of a move from the U.K. Oh how I was proven wrong. Of course the normal things ofContinue reading “2 Months of Canadiana Living”