Monthly Archives: November 2012

Candice and Gordon’s wedding

It was a beautiful wedding!!   A gorgeous bride, a stunning dress, a handsome groom, a perfect setting .. and the weather played it’s part!!!    From morning ’til afternoon, it rained and rained .. and rained .. light rain, but still annoying … Continue reading

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Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny # 2

… continued from previous post .. Claude Monet 1840 – 1926 Monet’s house in the small country village of Giverny, has been ” decorated in the colour scheme that Monet admired” – unfortunately we were not allowed to take photographs indoors 😦    (pic … Continue reading

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Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny

We own two Monet’s !!!    .. fridge magnets 😉   The first, ‘Water Lily Pond’  I bought at the National Gallery in London, having just seen the magnificent …  huge …  original painting by Claude Monet when hubby and I were on our … Continue reading

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A night stop at Omaha Beach

Having spent some time at Omaha Beach itself, then a walk-about the Normandy American Cemetery .. in the drizzling rain!  .. we were ready for third last sleep-over in France .. our last two nights, as part of the Trafalgar … Continue reading

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Omaha Beach : Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-mer

From Omaha Beach (D-Day landings, June 6, 1944)  we made our way, by bus, to the Normandy American Cemetery.   On the side of the road were segments of floating bridges used to carry vehicles across water … The Normandy American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-mer … Continue reading

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Omaha Beach, Normandy

Back to our Trafalgar Tour ‘best of France’ .. afternoon of day 10 As my Dad fought in World War II in North Africa and Italy, nowhere near the D-Day Landings in Normandy, on June 6 1944, it made the … Continue reading

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A ‘naked cake’ for Robyn and Mark’s wedding

I was so pleased the cake I made for Robyn and Mark’s wedding on Saturday was a success 🙂   It’s just my usual choccie cake x 2 with a vanilla icing.  I don’t like sweet icing so I made it … Continue reading

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Robyn and Mark’s wedding day

As promised in my last post …. Robyn and Mark’s perfect wedding! Robyn looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful dress .. Mark equally handsome in his brocade waistcoat and dark suit !!   They are an amazing couple .. they share something very special … Continue reading

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Mont-St-Michel, Normandy # 2

Hubby and I went to Robyn and Mark’s awesome wedding on Saturday and I will be putting up some photos in the next post.   (Robyn’s kitchen tea/bachelorette was two weeks ago)   Elaine was one of the bridesmaids, Jeanette was the photographer .. … Continue reading

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Mont-St-Michel, Normandy

Soo …  it’s back to France – I must finish my ‘France journal’  before we go on the next Trafalgar tour next year  !!!!!  🙂   We are thinking ‘best of Italy’ would be a good choice 🙂 Mont-St-Michel is an amazing place!!  Driving through the … Continue reading

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