Category Archives: Festival

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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Le Foire de Lessay – a French County Fair

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday was the Foire de Lessay, which is the equivalent of a county fair. Friday and Saturday there are horses, donkeys and bovines for sale and every day their are dogs, cats and other beasts and … Continue reading

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Haras National, Saint-Lô

Every Thursday in Saint-Lô at the National Stud there is an exhibition of the different breeds of photos. Sadly the rain came to join us. Originally the National Studs were set up pretty much all over France to supply horses … Continue reading

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Bayeux

I was planning to take Rachel to the Cathedral at Bayeux on our way to the D-Day beaches, but we ended up going no further than Bayeux because there were so many things to see. The Cathdral, the British Cemetery … 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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Sandball Tournament Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June, St Martin de Bréhal

Organised by Brehal Handball, this tournament takes place on the beach at the bottom of the road from Maison Mielles.  It is followed, on Saturday eveining, by an aperatif and concert ( by ChapoT) in the evening.

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