Monthly Archives: September 2013

Our Greatest Hits for Traveling in France

It’s remarkable how quickly a vacation can begin to seem like distant dream. Sweetie and I returned home yesterday from our France adventure and have spent today doing laundry, pulling weeds from our overgrown garden, making lists, resetting body clocks … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter from France #6 – Odds, Sods and Anecdotes

Our great adventure is winding down. Just one day left in Paris before we fly home on Saturday. While I have enjoyed our trip immensely, I will be happy to be home. So this will be my last letter (unless … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Letter from France #5 – The Spirit of The Manor

Here at Le Manoire in the heart of the Calvados region of northern France, we are surrounded by history, staying in a place that has been around for 500 years. Parts of the grounds have remnants of even earlier occupation. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged | Leave a comment

Letter from France #4 – The Canadians

It’s difficult to know where to begin. My head is full and my heart is heavy. Today’s travels in France took a serious turn. I will hold our driving adventures for another time. Today we visited the D-Day landing beaches. … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Letter from France #3 – The Fashionistas

Sweetie and I, as you may know, are sartorially splendid. Sweetie with his closet full of golf shirts and khakis, me with my flowy tops and t-shirts, jeans and puffy pants, we set fashion trends wherever we go. So in planning … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Letter from France #2 – Labour Day Musings

We  spent several hours yesterday  in the Musée Carnavalet, a museum devoted to the evolution of France. We were especially intrigued with the exhibits devoted to the French Revolution. Through art and artifacts, they documented the struggle of people who had nothing left to … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter from France #1

We are in Paris. This is remarkable for us. It’s the third time we’ve tried to make this trip. The first time was in 2005. We were in the midst of a major labour dispute. Since Sweetie is my union’s … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments