Kelp, Grass and Lichens

There is a lot of greenery on the Isles of Scilly and even when the weather's not too good (yes, it does happen!) there is always something nice and green to look at. Be it in the sea or on the island of St Martin's. There is something definitely Celtic about this landscape, the colours... Continue Reading →

Scilly Seals

This year, the Wife and I went to the Isles of Scilly. The only place on planet Earth where you couldn't suffer from the heat wave. Great place however. Beats the Costa Brava hands down. And it's part of what we, in Brittany, call "Keltia" (Celtic countries) too, so it's a bit like home. Rough... Continue Reading →

Exeter - Summer 2018 An old Georgian Post Box. As explained on this blog, the fact that there is nothing after GR (Georgius Rex) means that the Royal Mail Post Box was set up during the reign of George V (6 May 1910 – 20 January 1936).

Morning Commute in Normandy

For the past four years, after a two-week vacation, we have arranged our Summer schedule in order to spend a bit of time far from the madding crowd so that I can work remotely. This year we went to our house in Normandy in Ouistreham Riva Bella, better known as Sword Beach, the first landing... Continue Reading →

Tour Denecourt and the 1878 Quake

Tour Denecourt in Fontainebleau. June 2018. For more information about it check Denecourt and his footpath (in French) and a stub in the local Wikipedia about the tower. The latter states the tower was destroyed in 1878 in an earthquake. Well... not sure about Fontainebleau being on the San Andreas fault yet. But other sites concur... Continue Reading →

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