Category Archives: Property renovation

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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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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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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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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