So not the British Isles but where?

Not the British Isles this time I told Draliman on my previous blog entry, but still there is a connection, a long standing connection between where we are and the British Isles.

This year we decided to do something different. As much as well loved travelling Scotland last year we also noticed that we felt that being on the road that much was tiring. Not having a place only a room to call your own is sometimes hard and always having to go out to dinner does get a bit old. So this year we found ourselves a small cottage to stay in for two weeks. To see how that works and whether we like it.

To ensure that two weeks in one spot does meet the ‘need to see lots of things’ spot and also the ‘we love good food spot’ is also satisfied we ended up in Normandy, not far from the Brittany border. People said we’d be tempting the weather as Normandy weather at best can be described as variable and unpredictable, but you know that is part of life.

The cottage so far has been everything we’d want it to be. Spacious, light and pretty. In fact it kinda feels as if we are in the middle of a picture postcard when you look at the surrounds.

Oh and the link with the British Isles? Well this is the place of birth of William the conqueror, Duke of Normandy. Who went on to beat the Saxons and have himself crowned King of England.

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About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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One Response to So not the British Isles but where?

  1. draliman says:

    Damn that William and his conquering ways! They built a lot of cool castles I guess. And without the Normans we’d all be called Ethelred and Elderic and so on 🙂
    I’m glad you found a nice cottage to holiday in – it sounds lovely!

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