Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy Leap Year

Happy Leap Year!  This was the only postcard I had that I could even remotely link to the Leap Year–leaping Stitch and friends!  I know it’s a stretch but I couldn’t resist!  Besides, if we exclude Cinderella, Stitch is Laura’s … Continue reading

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Back to School: A Nursery Rhyme

Laura went back to school today.  I’m on vacation now!  Well almost–I have to finish getting her costume ready for Carnival on Thursday and Elise is still here.  Laura likes going to La Maternelle (pre-school) which is a blessing.  I … Continue reading

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Day Tripping: Château de Fougères

The Château de Fougères is one of France’s largest remaining medieval castles.  Built to protect Brittany from both the English and the French, the castle is a fortress and an ode to medieval military architecture.  The oldest part of today’s … Continue reading

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Day Tripping: Farm/Agricultural Tourism

The second week of winter break is almost halfway over and I don’t know where the time has gone!  We’ve stuck closer to home this past week.  On Monday, we had an afternoon out with donkeys.  France, like many other  … Continue reading

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Day Tripping: Mémorial de Caen

If you’re looking for one museum to go with your trip to the D-Day beaches, the Mémorial de Caen is it!  While the entire D-Day area is full of little museums all of which promise to add to your visit, … Continue reading

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Stamp Love–Belated Valentine’s Day

I seem to be perpetually late with my holidays–or at least with posting about them!  Valentine’s Day is not as big a holiday here as in other countries.  You will not find little kids exchanging Valentine’s cards at school for … Continue reading

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Another Sculpture

After this weekend’s naif sculptures in Saint Malo, I found myself drawn to this postcard today.  I love the beauty in this sculpture nestled among the hydrangea but I confess I know nothing about it.  Is it part of a … Continue reading

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