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"And what a plan! This vast operation is undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult that has ever occurred.'' -- Winston Churchill

Because of my penchant for over-planning and -researching in preparation for my trips, one might think that Winston Churchill’s above quote may very well have been referring to my oft intensive travel itineraries.   1,353 more words


Beached Whale

There she was on the landing beaches of Normandy, protected from the wind. Martin Parresque, her swimming costume barely concealing her genitalia. Into the bargain, it wasn’t that warm on that day. Ouistreham. August 2014.


Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy - Eventing Cross Country Germany Still On Course For Gold

Germany still on course for gold but Britain closes gap

Germany is still on course to win team gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 1,175 more words


Croydon to play full part in Arnhem's 70th commemorations

Croydon will, after all, play its civic part – and duty – with its twin town of Arnhem in the 70th anniversary commemorations of the Second World War parachute battle. 703 more words



It’s said that Claude Monet was on a train when he looked out, saw this village and decided that he wanted to live here:  amidst all the lush greenery and hills, where it was so serene and laid-back, like nothing bad can ever happen. 364 more words

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy - Para-Equestrian Dressage Individual Freestyle Medals

Para-Equestrian Dressage in Normandy hits highest notes

The sun shone, the crowds came, and the horses dazzled at La Prairie Racecourse in Caen today, as the Para-Equestrian Dressage riders at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA) took to the arena for individual freestyle medals. 622 more words


Forgotten Landmark-Castle at Neuf-Marche, Neuf-Marche, Bray Valley, France

“The village of Neufmarché, about a league from Gournay, on the right bank of the Epte, still retains a small part of its castle, built by Henry I, to command the passage of the river, and to serve as a barrier against the incursions of the French. 137 more words