Les Vacances De Monsieur Wares

So as you may have guessed from the title, my family and I took a week long trip to Normandy, northern France, renting a cottage in the sleepy village of Lonlay l’Abbaye. Using this as a base we traveled out most days, taking in as much of the surrounding area as possible.

The scenery was fantastic as one might imagine, from rolling fields of corn and maize, to old rustic and often run down buildings. Right up my street.

The pictures above are my favourites from the shots I took for myself, when not grabbing snaps of the family. I’ve decided to leave them mixed up rather than separate them into different locations, as quite frankly I can’t be arsed, hehe.  A good proportion were taken wandering through various back and side streets as I am want to do. The places we visited are as follows: Lonlay l’Abbaye, Honfleur, Granville, Bayeux, Alencon, Bagnoles-de-l’Orne, Domfont and a couple of impromptu stops along the way.

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The painter


‘The painter’

Went on a day trip to France for my birthday this past Thursday.

Had a lovely three course lunch in a little restaurant in Boulogne-sur-mer old town.

Took a small amount of pics wandering around the streets, ending up with one or two I’m reasonably happy with.

The streets were as quiet as his painting suggests.

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Mono Monday-Invisible


A common sight in parts of southern France, these women seem almost to be on every street. Much like the young girl that I posted a while back, it is a sad reality that most of us give these people a wide birth with not so much as a second glance. Yet we all notice them, certainly enough to distance ourselves as we pass by, looking forward as if there was no-one there at all.

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