Christmas Eve in Paris – a visit to Notre Dame cathedral

When we decided to spend Christmas in Paris I knew that one of the best things for me to do would be to attend a service at at the Notre Dame Cathedral.  It just seemed the perfect way to end Christmas Eve in Paris and I was completely right.  It was such a magical...

driving from UK to Italy – an Italian Job adventure!

When we first bought our blue Mini our first thoughts was of driving from UK to Italy and having an Italian Job Adventure!  We all love the film, quote the lines and thought why not? Italy had been on our radar for years, we’d planned to go in 2013 when we were...

Reflecting at Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach

It was time for us all to turn round and trundle back up towards Calais. On the way we took in Omaha beach, Pont du Hoc and the American Cemetery. We can often get grumpy (that’s probably not the right word, narked?) in the UK about the American help that we...

More rain and the best beach so far!

When we arrived in Normandy I kept seeing lots of joke souvenirs about the weather.  Mugs and t-shirts with people in rain jackets and umbrellas with witty french sayings that I can’t quite remember.  After about a week in Normandy I understood.  It rained a...