Monthly Archives: May 2012

D-Day Beaches: Driving Information

One of the things that’s hard to grasp is the sheer size and scope of the D-Day landings.  Yes, you can look at a map and count the names of the beaches as you follow your finger across but it’s … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and the Normandy American Cemetery

Today is a holiday in both France and the United States.  In France, we’re enjoying the last long weekend of May while in the USA, millions are celebrating the start of summer and, more importantly, commemorating Memorial Day.  Memorial Day … Continue reading

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French Stamps: Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux

We’re having another two days of sun and spring-like weather here–as a measure of just how bad I’ve been craving being outside, you only need to look at my sunburned arms and face after yesterday’s birdwatching expedition!  Laura has been … Continue reading

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Dinard, Rain and Public Holidays

I’ve been complaining about the weather a lot lately.  While the calendar clearly states that we’re in May, I have to admit that it feels more like early April or even March here.  For each gorgeous day we get, there’s … Continue reading

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Combourg–Châteaubriand vs Cinderella

We’ve had three gorgeous days in a row now!  I feel like I’m alive again!  After spending Saturday taking care of our garden, Sunday was for exploring.  We headed off to Combourg, about 30 minutes south of Saint Malo by … Continue reading

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Pontrieux–Flowers and Trains (Almost)

Shortly after Anthony and I met back in 2005, he got a job in Pontrieux.  It’s still hard for me to believe that there are jobs in Pontrieux–to the casual visitor, it feels like one of those beautiful little towns … Continue reading

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French Stamps: Tropical Fish

It’s still raining!  We’ve had one beautiful picture-perfect day in the past month and the rest have been filled with rain!  Did I mention that I’m sick of rain?  I want to get outside and explore some!  I’d like to … Continue reading

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