Tuesday, 9 November 2010

My Travels in France






Crack of dawn last Thursday saw me on the road to Portsmouth to catch the early ferry to Caen. We had a good crossing despite the warnings of gales that had me peering out the window at 4 am praying the ferry would not be canceled.
I had my route numbers pinned to Freida's dashboard and set off south through the most amazing colours , reds that I have only seen in Canada and New England ! Ticky tells me they are the cherry trees.
I arrived at 5 .30 just before dark happy to be back.
Friday I drove Ticky into Mayenne where she helps an Estate agent friend with her English web site. Mayenne is lovely and has wonderful ancient buildings overlooking the river. It has a couple of brocantes which are worth looking at , I managed to find some more jars for my cotton reels and some amazing 50's dress patterns.
I had with me Ticks friend Pat who was keen to have a days rummaging and proved to be great company. We managed several places plus a good lunch and I was thrilled by what I found at one of my regular stops. He had bought from a Manoir .

3 comments:

  1. I love the beautiful fabrics, the red one is my favourite.
    Jo xx

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  2. All looks lovely, lucky girl!! x

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  3. It is just luck is'nt it!! you make the contacts but on the day it is like us ... down to what you have been able to find. xx

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