Tag Archives: France

My Story of Joan

As promised… Travelling through France and visiting churches (as I do very often) one comes across a lot of statues of St Joan, the Maid of OrlĂ©ans. Like rampant St George in English churches, she looks at you, shield in … Continue reading

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St Malo

Saint Malo was born on March 27, 520. He is one of the seven founder saints of Brittany. He was probably Welsh. He was a bit of a traveller, who accompanied Saint Brendan on some of his voyages. It was … Continue reading

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Fayres and ferries

Following the unexpected mayhem of yesterday, I was hoping for today to go as planned. Happily, it did. Ignoring the fact that we awoke, unexpectedly in the Frensham Pond Hotel, the day went like clockwork. First thing, Mirinda went to … Continue reading

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French farce

I’ve always wondered why it’s so important that we are told about politicians’ indiscretions. Nine times out of ten, it has next to no impact on the performance of their elected duties and yet, the media needs to tell us … Continue reading

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Super lady spy

Pearl Witherington was a lady to reckon with. While she was, basically, British, she was bought up in France by her drunk father and long suffering mother. The Witheringtons were a fighting lot (apart from Pearl’s father, I assume) and … Continue reading

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Not Darth

Today I learned what a maul is in rugby. The first time I heard the commentators mention it (yesterday) I thought they were saying ‘the mole’ and I figured it was some sort of group push for the line. I … Continue reading

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Sailing home

While the trip to France at the beginning of a two week holiday is always a great way to start, the trip back can be a bit of a drag. The fact that the ferry takes around nine hours to … Continue reading

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Stilt women scare dog

It would be terribly remiss of me if I didn’t mention the toilet in our hotel room in Saumur. It was clearly designed by someone without legs. Imagine a cupboard and now imagine someone has plonked a toilet against the … Continue reading

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Bank holiday Thursday

We woke to rain this morning. Clearly the sun is only over the Dordogne. Still, unperturbed, we set off (after a yummy French breakfast at the hotel) for the Old Town bit of Saumur followed by the chateau at the … Continue reading

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Leaving Liorac

The nights at the pigeonnaire are completely silent, apart from the occasional night creature. They are also very, very black given there’s no lights anywhere. This is, of course, wonderful, except when Boy decides he’s a bit lonely and wants … Continue reading

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