Category Archives: Beach

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The London Olympic Stadium is 53 meters high. This blog had about 520 visitors in 2012. If every visitor were a meter, this blog … Continue reading

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The Climbing Tree, St Martin de Bréhal

We come to the beach house in St Martin de Bréhal whenever we can.  Sadly this is not nearly as often as we would like.  The problem with being divorced is that the girls have to go to Papa every other … Continue reading

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The American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer

We visited the American Cemetery on a beautiful day. I find that all the war cemeteries have been surprisingly peaceful places. The American ones have no ages or dates or births on the head stones, I’m not sure why. Both … Continue reading

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Scultpture Garden

My last helpXer was a lovely young woman from Kentucky called Rachel. I tried to teach her to drive a manual gear stick, but it was a bit hair-raising and so during the holidays we visited a few of the … Continue reading

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Auvers International Horse Show

In mid-August was the International Horse Show in Saint-Lô followed a week later by the International Horse Show at Auvers, near Carentan, about 40 minutes from home This great event was enormously exciting because my sister Sarah came over from … Continue reading

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Barneville-Carteret

On a short trip out last week, we ended up doing a walk along the coast to Barneville-Carteret for lunch.

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Our Week at Maison Mielles

We were lucky enough to spend a week at Maison Mielles at the end of July, just missing the awful weather that plagued us the previous week – we must of had 3 months rainfall in a week, which was … Continue reading

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