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A car ride to Vannes

FOR far too long, driving in France has for me been no more than a direct route to Italy.

But if France has been under-appreciated, my week in Brittany has changed all that and reminded me what a simply beautiful country it is. 253 more words


2017 Day Eleven

It’s an early, early (oh so early) start for the ferry this morning. We’re off to France! Land of boulangeries and fromage…oh and vin. Mustn’t forget the vin… 600 more words


Cherbourg 2016

Me and my class, we were all taking french, went on an exchange travel to Cherbourg in France (Normandy). After this trip I fell even more in love with La France. 238 more words


Tuesday 24 May 2016 To Caro

Last night, with a little help from my neighbour John I reverse my bike into my little green shed for an easy exit in the morning. 725 more words


The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies De Cherbourg)

My Blind Spot choice for May was an excellent one, and as I write this a couple of weeks after watching Jacques Demy’s 1964 film… 158 more words

Film Reviews

"Le Mur Cherbourg"

I was invited by “Le Mur” Cherbourg to paint in the center of town. Before I started painting I went to a small refugee camp and met some young lads mainly from Afghanistan living in small tents on the outskirts of the town. 72 more words

#OTD in 1912 – The Titanic, the world’s largest ship built at Belfast’s, Harland and Wolfe, hit an iceberg at 23:40.

Just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic failed to divert its course from an iceberg, rupturing its hull, began to sink.

The Titanic was designed by the Irish shipbuilder William Pirrie and spanned 883 feet from stern to bow. 104 more words

Irish History