Coastal France

Long time no post, here’s France in Spring 2011. Honfleur Deauville Normandy landing beaches American cemetery Arromanches

Rouen

The next stops on our trip took us into Normandy first stopping for lunch at Rouen and a peek at its Cathedral and the Gros Horloge (big clock). The weather was still lovely… Continue reading

Monet’s garden at Giverny

The first stop after Paris on my whirlwind French adventure was Monet’s garden at Giverny. The house and garden at Giverny will be familiar to many who have seen Monet’s famous waterlily paintings.… Continue reading

Paris in the springtime

A few weeks ago I headed off for my first continental holiday in a very long time. Armed with backpack and other essentials I hopped on a train headed for France. It was a… Continue reading

France posts soon (I promise)

For those family/friends who want to see pictures.  I’ve completed half the first one but WordPress has been messing around my picture uploads this morning, so nothing is going in the right order.  I’ll… Continue reading

More Brighton

There’s a lot more to Brighton than colourful graffiti and street art. It’s a quirky, probably slightly tawdry, seaside town. In the sunshine it’s lovely but I’m not sure how I’d feel about… Continue reading

Brighton street art

Last summer I spent  a few Saturdays day tripping around the south east of England. One of the places I visited was Brighton. What can I say, I was missing the ocean and… Continue reading

Messages from London…

The Museum of London that is.  Many, many moons ago I made the trek up the Northern line to the Museum of London near the Barbican. It’s a great museum and I highly recommend… Continue reading

Elephants on parade!

Last year London was inundated by brightly coloured elephants. They popped up in malls, parks and near famous landmarks. The elephants (made of some sort of plastic or plaster) were decorated by artists and… Continue reading

Post-apocalyptic shenanigans

I have to admit that I’ve always liked fiction with a post-apocalyptic/dystopian bent especially if the story involves mutants, psychic powers or zombies (usually the result of grotesque pandemics or nuclear holocausts –… Continue reading