Letting you all know that Im currently moving house one suburb to another. We are doing it slow so we don't crash. By late next week as long as internet is connected to the house I will be putting out posts on the last bit of our holiday in Spain, this was completed in April … Continue reading Moving house …
Richard the Lionheart - King of England and Duke of Normandy built Chateau Gaillard in two years! From 1196 - 1198. Two Years! It was built to protect both the Seine River and Rouen from the powerful King of France Philippe Auguste. These two had set out on a crusade to the Holy Land earlier but … Continue reading Chateau Gaillard – Richard the Lionhearts Castle
If you have yet to visit Rouen in Normandy France perhaps this might entice you to put Rouen on your list. I still say "pinch me" that we happened to be in Rouen to see it. Every summer between June and September a free Cathedral Light Show takes place in Rouen with dazzling illuminations … Continue reading Rouen Cathedral of Notre Dame
Rouen is the capital of Normandy. So many famous people had also been to Rouen, Joan of Arc, Gustave Flaubert, Pierre Corneille, William the Conqueror, Claude Monet…of course those most famous - Muriel and Bree from 3 sistersabroad. (tongue in cheek) We had the whole afternoon and evening to explore Rouen after our trip to … Continue reading Rouen – A step back in time.
On Sunday 11th of November 2018 marked the Anniversary of the 100th year since Germany signed the Armistice to end the Great War. It would be a few days before the guns would fall silent. It wasn't like it is today with a text or a tweet saying "the war is now over" It took … Continue reading Anzacs in the Somme Battlefields
I was so excited to be visiting the seaside port of Honfleur. Was it like the images that are on the internet, would it live up to my expectations? Honfleur such a beautiful place. “Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary … Continue reading Honfleur Normandy
Our cruise ship had docked early in the morning at Caudebec-en-Caux. Once we had lunch on board after our visit to the Pays d'aude Region we had a free afternoon to explore Caudebec-en-Caux. It was a Saturday afternoon and most things were closed. However, we managed to find some very interesting things. Caudebec-en-Caux during … Continue reading Caudebec-en-Caux
Sheryl from https://www.achronicvoice.com is hosting an Invisible Link Up. When Sheryl tagged me in this I was like yes please I will do that. A great way to learn what it is like for others living around the world with a chronic illness. I have several chronic illness along with a couple of rare diseases. I have learnt … Continue reading Invisible in Melbourne. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE HERE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS?
Back in April of this year my sister Paula, our niece Penny and myself - Bree went to the exhibition of the The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries at the Art Gallery of NSW. Designed in Paris around 1500, these tapestries are considered to be some of the greatest surviving masterpieces of medieval European … Continue reading The Lady and the Unicorn Tapestries
Claude Monet's garden and house is in Giverny Normandy. We have all seen the photos of the garden on the internet, Museums. To actually be there and see all the different colors and flowers is one of the greatest things anyone can do. At the previous post I said I wasn't into flower arranging but that … Continue reading Claude Monet’s Garden