Tag Archives: Cite d’Europe

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

Uninvited Sleeping Partner…

During the night a crawly insect had disturbed Rachel but Richard had dismissed this as imagination and told her to back to sleep.  He was forced to reassess his judgment and apologise next morning when he came across a spider that was at least four inches from the end of one of its legs to another.  I wouldn’t have wanted to sleep with it that’s for sure and Richard absolutely wouldn’t tackle it without back-up!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

Uninvited Sleeping Partner…

During the night a crawly insect had disturbed Rachel but Richard had dismissed this as imagination and told her to back to sleep.  He was forced to reassess his judgment and apologise next morning when he came across a spider that was at least four inches from the end of one of its legs to another.  I wouldn’t have wanted to sleep with it that’s for sure and Richard absolutely wouldn’t tackle it this morning without back-up!

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France 2010, SeaFrance and Carrefour

Les Cottages de Longvilliers

In the previous year we travelled to Northern France and stayed in a farm cottage just outside of Boulogne and we had such a good time that we agreed to repeat the adventure in 2010.  It was perfect really because we had little Molly, my granddaughter, with us and with Sally, my daughter, being such a notoriously untidy packer it was convenient just to take the car and fill it up with overflowing bags of clothes (many of which would never be worn) carrier bags full of last minute thoughts and all of the other items of necessity when travelling with a two year old.

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Cross Channel Ferry and Cite d’Europe

Cross Channel Ferry

About six months ago I invited Sally and Molly to join me to cross the Channel on a holiday to France.  I calculated that it would be more convenient to go by car rather than by plane because this meant no luggage restrictions, which is important for Sally who is not the World’s best suitcase packer.  I didn’t propose to go too far and I found suitable looking accommodation in a gîte in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France in a village called Maninghen-Henne just a few miles inland from Boulogne.

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