Thrift in France, Antiques & Vintage

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 “Thrift in France, Antiques & Vintage”

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 its shellfish, especially mussels, and oysters. This particular beach is home to a few of these ocean farms, whose traditional methods stretchContinue reading “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.

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?”

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”