Spring Arrives in Normandy

Spring Arrives in Normandy

Leaving a blustery, wet coastline at Newhaven, after a grim drive to the coast from London, I was glad to settle into a relatively relaxing seat by the grimy window of the ferry boat, and close my eyes!

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It was a pleasure to arrive in sunny Dieppe and be greeted by familiar sights, sounds and sunshine!

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Dom took over the driving this time, and the trip from Dieppe, past Le Havre over the Pont de Normandie and through the old Norman villages and towns, like Bonnebosc, was very pleasant.

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 I like the old timber-framed, wattle-&-daubBuildings you see along the route, especially in Calvados …..

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…..and it was pleasing to see this one on the corner, in Bonnebosc, being renovated, and looked after.

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As ever, we enjoyed beautiful evening skies on the way home to the Pres.

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The Pres garden is filled with patches of little wild flowers; primroses, violets, cyclamen, and even the remains of snowdrops, all snuggling in the grass which has thankfully not reached ogre proportions yet!

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There are also clumps of daffodils around, and planted hyacinths from potted presents of past times.

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This, all under a darkening sky filling with stars and a waxing, crescent moon that had followed us from Crystal Palace …..

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…..home from home.

Anne ….. 26.03.2015

12 Responses

  1. VegVamp says:

    Lovely blog Anne, and gorgeous photos. What a lucky girl you are, your “Pres” is just gorgeous. :rose: Have a lovely time.

  2. gertie says:

    Love it Karen, even when I am loathe to leave London, always love it here when we arrive :heart: Lucky indeed. :yes: :rose:

  3. Fab Anne, lovely pics of sunsets&flowers. Enjoy :rose:

  4. dixon says:

    Brings back memories, love the sunsets gertie. :heart: more please.

  5. gertie says:

    :rose: Thanks Dixon :-) We get cracking sunsets around here, and I love the twiggy tree patterns through which the sky shines too :yahoo:

  6. gibbon says:

    realy lovely both the blog and the place, it is a pitty the french have got it :lol: :rose:

  7. gertie says:

    Thank you Cliff, glad you like it, and the only pity is that we can’t transport it closer to CP…but then it wouldn’t be here :unsure: so I like it being in France, as I like France. :rose:

  8. Bill says:

    Lovely blog Ann and spiffing piccies as ever. Like you, we love France especially around Normandy and Brittany. More photos please.

  9. shedsue says:

    The sunsets are stunning..I am sure you make the most of it…Beautiful place :rose:

  10. gertie says:

    Love it Susie … so do the Teds ;-)

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