Living in Normandy #9: What Not To Do Brocanting!

Looking for a quick introduction, check out my previous brocanting post here! Now that the vide grenier season is calming down, I’d like to share some observations of what not to do on your brocanting trips, from my own experience as well as observing others. Vide Grenier? Brocanting? What’s that? Vide Grenier is what wouldContinue reading “Living in Normandy #9: What Not To Do Brocanting!”

Living in Normandy #8: When Summer Becomes Autumn

The Equinox has passed, and the weather is returning to its temperamental state of clouds, rain, sunshine, and gusts of bracing winds. Autumn has really made itself at home now that September is turning into October. Where did the time go?

Living in Normandy #7: Birdwatching

Let’s talk about summer birds as it is July, the weather is pretty picture perfect and it is a joy to be relaxing outside listening to birdsong.

Living in Normandy #6: My First Jumping Competition!

I promise I will start writing about other things other than horses soon! It has just so happened to have been a very horsey month… If you missed my last post about keeping horses click here. Equestrian Competitions in France Coming at this from the UK angle, French competitions are the same but different. YouContinue reading “Living in Normandy #6: My First Jumping Competition!”

Fougerolles-du-Plessis Ukrainien Centre

Far from my usual posts about living in Normandy, but still an important aspect of life in rural Normandy. Community is a huge part of life here with an emphasis on helping others!

Living in Normandy #5: Horses in France

It’s about time I share with you one of my huge 2020 moments…

Living in Normandy #4: Brocanting

Last post I shared the realities of what it is like to live in a French farmhouse, but now for something different. Time to share more of what it is actually like to live in la belle Manche, what I get up to in my spare time, and the general lifestyle of the slow frenchContinue reading “Living in Normandy #4: Brocanting”

Living in Normandy #3:Realities of Living in a 300+ year old Normandy Farmhouse

Living in an old french house is not all that it seems…

Snapshots#26: Plage Saint Martin de Bréhal

The towns of Saint Martin de Bréhal, Bréhal and Coudeville sur Mer, share a stretch of golden sands north of Granville on the west coast of la Manche. The area is renowned for it’s shellfish, especially mussels and oysters. This particular beach is home to a few of these ocean farms, whose traditional methods stretchContinue reading “Snapshots#26: Plage Saint Martin de Bréhal”

Snapshots #25: Pointe Du Hoc

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.

Snapshots #24: Annoville Dunes

Annoville Dunes, a nature reserve hidden on the west coast of the Manche Peninsular!

Snapshots #23: La Fosse Arthour

Another local adventure with my camera, this time venturing to La Fosse Arthour!

The Amazing History of Domfront

In today’s post we are looking at one of my favourite spots year-round – Domfront.

D-Day: Why Do We Remember?

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?”

Why Travel to La Baie de Mont Saint Michel?

I’m back with another #TravelTuesday post!!Things are still a bit hairy in the world, but we can still have fun. I am a daydreamer and love to plan out the impossible and maybe someday I’ll do it. I managed to live in Canada for 2 years and also get a Postgrad. Things may seem impossible,Continue reading “Why Travel to La Baie de Mont Saint Michel?”

Living in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled

As requested by like one person… Here’s my first blog about moving from Canada as a white girl to Rural as heck Normandy. Hold onto your hats as it’s windy here and always raining. January. New year, new me. That’s how it goes right? So my new beginning is moving back to Europe from theContinue reading “Living in Normandy #1: a White girl gets settled”

Snapshots #20: Boss dog’s Beach Adventure

November 2019. The weather in Normandy is typical of the season, being a deluge of rain, whipped around by vicious biting winds. Of course, this typical day happened to be my birthday, and we just had to go to the beach. Stuffing ourselves full of delectable Hamembert baguettes, (Ham and Camembert) in the safety ofContinue reading “Snapshots #20: Boss dog’s Beach Adventure”

Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies

After being in Canada for two years, I went to visit my parents in Normandy. I forgot how charming the tiny winding roads, patchwork fields, and stylized houses were. Nestled in the heart of lower Normandy, surrounded by apple laden trees, cows and lush green grass, my parent’s house is the epitome of Normandy living.Continue reading “Travel Bug #3: Normandy for Foodies”