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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.

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December 18 2010 7 18 /12 /December /2010 13:16

005 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005b Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005c Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005e Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005f Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleSamedi 11 et dimanche 12 décembre 2010

010 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville010a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville010b Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleBoulangerie Le Filateur – Joseph HAMEL à Saint-Maurice-en-Cotentin

013 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleLa Cidrerie-Distillerie Théo CAPELLE à Sotteville

015a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleLes foies gras normands – Elevage de la Fraserie (Les fermiers des becs) – Alain LANGLOIS à St-Martin-Le-Hebert

025 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleBiscuiterie artisinale de Quinéville, propriétaire Alain MÉLIQUE

026 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleROUVIÈRE père et fils – Les huîtres de Blainville-sur-Mer

027 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville028 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville029 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleEscale Chocolat - Pâtisserie à Équeurdreville-Hainneville

032 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleUne nouvelle association culturelle : Bambous noirs et pommiers blancs à Querqueville.  Pour plus d’informations, écrivez à bambou.pommiers@laposte.net

021 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville023 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville020 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleLa société régionaliste normande Alfred Rossel a chanté pour les visiteurs !  033 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville035 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville034 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleRôtisserie

037 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville038 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville039 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleCrêpes et vin chaud

030 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville030a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleAutres stands au marché de Noël de Querqueville

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December 15 2010 4 15 /12 /December /2010 09:04

082 Sapin de NoëlI spent last weekend decorating my home for Christmas.  For the first time ever, I decided to go for an artificial tree instead of a real one.  It seems the price of a real tree is almost equal to that of an artificial tree at Jardi !  083 Sapin de NoëlThis one is 240cm tall and is perfect in every way.  Once I finished placing all of the ornaments on the tree, one of my strands of lights went out !  I hate it when that happens.  084 Sapin de NoëlPerhaps it just needs a new circuit breaker.  Fortunately, I have so many lights that it doesn’t really matter.  087 près de l'âtre086 près de l'âtre088 Crèche de Noël089 Crèche de NoëlOf course I decorated the fireplace with garlands and lights as well as one of my two nativity scenes.  The first one is beside the fireplace while the second one is lit up beside the Christmas tree, visible from the exterior of my house.  090 l'extérieur de la maison - Sapin de Noël et Crèche d092 l'extérieur de la maison - Crèche de Noël091 l'extérieur de la maison - Crèche de NoëlOnce again, I failed to create a proper stand to show off my Jesse Tree ornaments and so I attached them to my Chinese screen instead.  093 L'Arbre de JesseThe living room chandelier is decked out with holly and a little Christmas elf looking down upon everyone.  094 mon lutin de Noël094 mon lutin de NoëlI hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !085 Sapin de Noël

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Published by The Baguette - in Happy Things
December 3 2010 6 03 /12 /December /2010 10:32

The cold front moving across Europe has come to an end leaving snow and icy roads in its wake.  Yesterday, the snow was at its most glorious with more than 45cm blanketing many towns throughout La Manche.  I took advantage of this rare occurrence and snapped some photos of the streets of Querqueville.  Perhaps my readers will recognize some of the streets.  Enjoy !  001 rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 002 rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 003 rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 006c rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 006b rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 007a rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 007b rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 010 La Manoir de Banville, QuerquevilleLa Manoir de Banville 010b La Manoir de Banville, QuerquevilleLa Manoir de Banville 011a rue Pierre Cardron, QuerquevilleRue Pierre Cardron 012ab rue de l'egliseRue de l’église 014 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 016 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 017b Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 018 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 025 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 018a Rue de la Chênaie. QuerquevilleRue de la Chênaie 026 Avenue de Couville, QuerquevilleAvenue de Couville 028 Mairie, QuerquevilleMairie de Querqueville 031 Mairie, QuerquevilleMairie de Querqueville 029 Mairie, QuerquevilleMairie de Querqueville 038 Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleManoir de la Coquerie 036 Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleManoir de la Coquerie 035 Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleManoir de la Coquerie 041 Chemin du Presbytère, QuerquevilleChemin du Presbytère 042 Chemin du Presbytère, QuerquevilleChemin du Presbytère 043aa Eglise Notre DameL'église Notre-Dame 046 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 047 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 048 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 050 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 051 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 059 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 060 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 057 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 064 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 066 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame055 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleQuerqueville 056 Eglise Notre Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 049 Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 052 Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 054 Eglise Notre Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 074 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 077 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 075 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 078 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 079 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 080a rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 080 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 082 Ferme de la Rocambole - 61, rue Roger Glinel, QuerqueviFerme de la Rocambole, rue Roger Glinel 086 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 087 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 090 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 092 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 091 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 093b rue Lemagnen, QuerquevilleRue Lemagnen 094 rue Lemagnen, QuerquevilleRue Lemagnen 096 rue Lemagnen, QuerquevilleRue Lemagnen 097 rue des Francs, QuerquevilleRue des Francs 098 Boulevard de la Hague, QuerquevilleBoulevard de la Hague 099 Boulevard de la Hague, QuerquevilleBoulevard de la Hague 102 Boulevard de la Hague, QuerquevilleBoulevard de la Hague 101 Rue de la Roselière, QuerquevilleRue de la Roselière 108 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 118 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 119 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 120 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 110a la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville

125 SidevilleThis last photo was taken by a friend of mine who lives in Sideville near Cherbourg where the snowfall was even greater than in Querqueville.  They lost electricity and had difficulty heating their house during the recent storm.  There's been no bus service since Thursday morning and no one is sure when it will begin again.  I've missed French class and my teacher hasn't made it in either due to the terrible state of the roads.  We're just not prepared for weather like this in La Manche. 

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Published by The Baguette - in Querqueville
November 30 2010 3 30 /11 /November /2010 07:40

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Published by The Baguette - in Cultural Heritage
November 27 2010 7 27 /11 /November /2010 11:39

005It's hard to believe we are getting snow this early in the season.  This photo was taken just this morning.  More on the way ?  Perhaps...

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Published by The Baguette - in Nature
November 19 2010 6 19 /11 /November /2010 07:56

It's been a long time since my last post.  The weather here hasn't been very nice with all the wind and rain, it is difficult to get out and do anything let alone take any photos.  Things are going well for me and I am still very happy in France.  Despite the language barrier, I am improving with each French lesson I take.  Some people think I should be fluent by now and perhaps they are right.  However, I find it difficult to rememberr all of the conjugations to verbs and so I stumble around in conversations most of the time.  I'm looking forward to the holidays.  Christmas is just around the corner and so there will be many Christmas Markets to attend and lots of shopping to do.  I don't know why I even bother.  No one ever writes to me or bothers to send me anything.  Still, it's about giving and not receiving.  Until the weather clears up a bit, be content with this bench.  Asseyez-vous.058 La Saline, Equeurdreville

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Published by The Baguette - in Équeurdreville
November 11 2010 5 11 /11 /November /2010 09:47

026 LestreArmistice Day is a national holiday in France and Belgium.  It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month."  Armistice Day (called “onze novembre” by the French) is one the most important military celebrations in France, since it was a major French victory and the French paid a heavy price in blood to achieve it.  080 L'église Sainte-Pétronille de La PernelleThe First World War was considered in France as the "Great Patriotic War".  Almost all French villages feature memorials dedicated to those fallen during the conflict.  007 QuinevilleJust as the red poppy is the symbolic emblem throughout the United Kingdom for those who fell during World War I, in France le bleuet de France is the flower of choice.bleuet3

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November 10 2010 4 10 /11 /November /2010 15:40

097 Les Provinces, Octeville

Les Provinces, Octeville

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Published by The Baguette - in Art
November 8 2010 2 08 /11 /November /2010 08:42

092a Marée basse, Querqueville092b Marée basse, Querqueville093 Marée basse, Querqueville095 Marée haute, Querqueville

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Published by The Baguette - in Sea
November 2 2010 3 02 /11 /November /2010 08:15

Nothing is more sure than that all of us are born to die.  We have to face death first quite often, when it strikes our loved ones, and finally when we ourselves are involved.  We have to leave everything behind us.  We may try not to think of it.  Some consider death as an absurdity.  Others learn to handle this reality as an integral part of our condition.  Commémoration des fidèles défunts1Am I, who came into being and grew into a person through my relationship with other human beings, doomed to break for always the very ties that made me the person I am?  Am I, who believed that God called me to live with im in a sacred partnership, rewarded with mere nothingness the moment I breathe my last?  We Christians are aware in faith that beyond death we will be with God.  We are also aware that at the moment of death, we are not always the kind of persons we should be for all eterrnity; hence, a process off purification follows death before we will share life with God, as promised.  Commémoration des fidèles défunts2On this awareness Christians base their ancient custom of praying for the deceased, that God may grant them the vision of his Glory.  All Souls Day is a special day of prayer for all our brothers and sisters who have gone ahead of us.

Commémoration des fidèles défunts3Eternal rest grant them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.  Amen

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Published by The Baguette - in Catholocism