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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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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8254568672_fdbd9cb59b_b.jpgIl ferme ses portes le 1er mars pour permettre la modernisation du centre culturel et rouvrira ses portes en 2015.

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7764661822_fe86e0502b.jpgMatthieu Layeillon

Abbaye du Voeu, Cherbourg

Exposition 30 JUIN a 02 SEPT 2012  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7764664380_8975047a69.jpgThis was a very interesting exhibition at the Abbaye du Voeu.  If you are interested in learning more about the artist, please visit his website or take the time to go see the exhibit.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7764664908_1765c0be5b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7764657560_87e06ff5a3.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7764660366_5300805795.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7764659142_58371d6520.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/7764663254_87f61e0573.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7764663920_b608519ced.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7764662760_7c03b6fd54.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7764662386_205da4d9da.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7764661306_7fc8290932.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7764660798_2ca2868066.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7764658596_9e7d9b93a3.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7764658200_d8bf64de91.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7764659732_a9d5038e86.jpg

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7666723312_d37daf8e5a_b.jpgApril 10, 1912--My dear friend, Quentin, After a smooth crossing of the English Channel aboard the new White Star Titanic, I am already feeling quite anxious to explore this great wonder of our age.  The maiden voyage of this great ship has just begun!  Captain Smith came aboard this morning at 7:30am in Southampton and we got underway at 12 noon on the dot.  Our first port of call was the French town of Cherbourg.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7666983312_245f2bd688_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7258/7666981056_128971d10c_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7666979258_7c4afe9920_b.jpgI simply cannot understand why the maiden voyage must begin with a stop to pick up "frogs" and other smelly foreigners!  It's outrageous!  The greatest ship that England has ever known should be filled with English and not the hoards of Europe's unclean and dreadfully poor.... The weather from Southampton to Cherbourg was windy, very fine but cold and overcast.  The ship's name is certainly fitting for I believe it is the largest ship I have ever had the likes of seeing.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8012/7666651300_cb9b974080_b.jpgEvery effort has been made to provide an endless number of creature comforts including its own indoor swimming pool and a large exercise room.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7666661064_f7d95ef926_b.jpgClosest friend, I fear my wife, Lady Felicity, needs to use some of that equipment soon for she has been gaining weight ever since the birth of our twins, Seamus and Clyde.  She does enjoy the fatty leg of cold chicken as a late night snack but I fear she will sink this ship if she continues to "stuff her gob".  Say nothing, old chap!  Yet, I fear I should have listened to you when you told me not to marry her--this married life does not suit me.  I must admit that the constant crying of Seamus and Clyde also has me befuddled and on edge.  I've been in a foul mood all afternoon--you must forgive me.  The rabble of loud, smelly third class passengers danced jigs all day along the lower deck which did nothing to sooth my nerves or those of my loving wife, the Lady Felicity.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7666697660_41f857d731_b.jpghttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7666714660_aa40feca66_b.jpgAfter leaving Cherbourg at around 6:30pm for our next stop, Queenstown we watched the orange sun as it set in the west.  The views from our covered deck are marvelous!  I wish you were with us on this great adventure.  I would do anything for the company of a good friend instead of the constant nagging of my rotund Felicity and the twin offspring! 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/7666670632_3823310176_b.jpgApril 11, 1912--Quentin, my dear and honest friend, this ship is extraordinary!  As the Titanic was moored in Queenstown and taking on more passengers, I took it upon myself to look around the ship.  The Lady Felicity wanted to stay in our room.  Who could blame her?  It is as elegant as some of the finest London hotels.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7666683088_35acc65b59_b.jpgThe wall sconces are divine and offer a great deal of light.  The walls are of paneled wood painted white and gilt in gold.  The wallpaper is of the finest damask cloth.  Felicity has her own chaise lounge chair where she can sit and eat from the box of chocolates you sent to her.  Yes, dear chap, they arrived before we left Southampton.  Felicity sends her love and thanks you for this delicious treat.  I fear I should have warned you about her recent "excess" and advised you send something more appropriate--a crate of lettuce, perhaps?  Humor, my dear man!  She may be fat but I don't see how eating a crate of lettuce is going to help with her girth.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/7666676956_055b28c624_b.jpgShe is finding it more and more difficult to stay appropriately clothed and prefers to throw her dresses on the bed and relax in our room dressed only in her petticoats.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7666708888_4b1cd45095_b.jpgThe maze of corridors outside of our room is often confusing.  I am not sure where I am most of the time--do I go right or do I go left?  Earlier, I was walking along the deck and admiring the vast expanse of ocean before me.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7666665330_2178e85f89_b.jpgPerhaps, they did not see me watching them but Miss Winslet (a young lady whose room is next to ours) and a strange man she calls Leonardo were standing dangerously close to the bowsprit.  He was standing there, ever so proud with his arms outstretched shouting, "I'm king of the world!"  What nonsense!  Methinks the little lady needs a lesson about the company she keeps.  This Leonardo fellow has no manners and appears quite young and reckless. 

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/7666692968_56fd2894ac_b.jpgApril 12, 1912--Quentin, my dear fellow.  I must tell someone about my current plight.  Felicity's recent weight gain and penchant for all things chocolate has now begun to affect me in the most frightening of ways.  Dear chap, my sleep has been quite restless.  My rotund Felicity takes up the whole bed and this morning I awoke to find myself on the floor covered in paper wrappers.  This is getting to be too much!  To make matters worse, she has spent much of the trip either eating on the chaise lounge or relieving herself in our luxury bathroom!  The smell is awful.  I hurried out of the room just as soon as I could get myself dressed.  It's a shame we had to leave Jeeves behind at our apartment in Wembley--I can barely put my shoes on without his help.   This morning, I ate breakfast with Mr. Ismay who took several of the gentlemen on a grand tour of the Titanic.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7666703968_088c568542_b.jpgWe even got a look inside of the second class cabins.  There are four beds in each room and the occupants must all share the same wash basin and in some instances, a communal toilet.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7666688430_3d48542923_b.jpgOther rooms have two beds, a wash basin and a small sofa that converts into additional beds when needed.  I must stay that the accommodations here quite remarkable--perhaps I should see if I could change rooms.  Laugh out loud.  I hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits.  I've just reached the bottom of the grand staircase and I am sitting in the private library writing these last few lines.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7666656292_38d817e61e_b.jpgIt is ever so elegant.  The future is here.  Instead of writing you a letter, I could have just as easily sent you a telegram on the new Marconi wireless system.  Everyone is using it to send messages to friends and family.  Still, I believe in the old-fashioned pen and paper.  I will place this in the letter box of the Titanic's own post office when I am finished.  You will no doubt receive these words when the Titanic makes its triumphant return to merry old England.  I am looking forward to our arrival in New York and I understand that we are to complete our crossing in record time.  Captain Smith has just told several of the men that we are full steam ahead.  As I look out of the port hole, I see several icebergs of different sizes pass by.  It's a good thing they made this boat unsinkable!  Take care my friend.  I will see you when I return to London. 

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http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6741803905_a4a0f37305_b.jpgUn repas près de chez vous pour explorer et échanger sur le sens de la vie.  Une occasion de découvrir la foi chrétienne.
It is a meal near you to explore and discuss the meaning of life as well as an opportunity to explore the Christian faith.
Le parcours Alpha Classic une façon simple et conviviale de réfléchir au sens de la vie.
The Alpha Course a simple and easy way to reflect on the meaning of life.
C’est pour qui ?  Ce parcours est ouvert à tous.  Chacun peut être accueilli de manière décontractée pour échanger, discuter, découvrir quels que soient ses opinions, son âge, sa confession.  Aucune question n’est considérée comme trop simple ou taboue.
Who is it for?  The Alpha Course is open to ALL.  Everyone will be accepted in a casual atmosphere to exchange, discuss and discover no matter what their opinions, their age or their beliefs.  No question is too simple or considered taboo.
C’est quoi ?  Ce sont des repas pour parler de Dieu et de ses questions sur le sens de la vie.  C’est une opportunité de découvrir ou redécouvrir les bases de la foi chrétienne dans une ambiance conviviale.  C’est informel et sans engagement.
What is it?  After the meals, it is an opportunity to talk about God and ask questions about the meaning of life.  It is a time to discover or rediscover the foundations of the Christian faith in a friendly atmosphere that is informal and has no strings attached.
Comment ça se passe ?  Chaque rencontre débute par un repas, suivi d’un court exposé sur un thème.  Le parcours propose 10 soirées de ce type et un week-end à ceux qui le souhaitent.
How does it work?  Each meeting begins with a meal, followed by a short presentation on a specific topic.  There are ten nights of this type and a weekend of meditation for those who want to participate.
Combien ça coute ?  Le parcours Alpha est totalement gratuit.  La participation aux frais de repas est libre.
How much does it cost ?  The Alpha Course is totally FREE.  This includes the meal as well as your participation in the discussions afterward. 
Ça se passe où ?  Plus de 700 parcours Alpha Classic sont proposés dans toute la France par les églises catholiques, réformées, évangéliques, pentecôtistes, luthériennes… A ce jour, près de 17 millions de personnes ont suivi ce même parcours Alpha dans plus de 165 pays.   
Where does it take place ?  Over 700 Alpha Courses are offered throughout France by many faiths and organizations including Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Pentecostals and Lutherans.  To date, nearly 17 million people participated in the Alpha Course in over 165 countries.
Qui organise ?  En France, les parcours Alpha sont organisés par plus de 6 000 bénévoles laïcs dans les paroisses, églises et aumôneries.  L’Association Alpha France, loi 1901, est principalement financée par des dons.  En 2011, elle est partenaire de la Grande Cause Nationale : la lutte contre la solitude.
Who organizes it ?  In France, the Alpha Course is organized by more than 6,000 lay volunteers in parishes, churches and other secular groups.  Alpha France Association, Law 1901, is funded primarily by donations.  In 2011, the Alpha Course in France became a partner in the national cause to fight against loneliness.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6741806427_dbfa5b3b0d_b.jpgNous vous invitons à nous rejoindre au parcours Alpha qui débute le mardi 24 janvier 2010.  Horaire : 19h45 à 22h15.  Ce parcours comprend un week-end à l’extérieur sur l’Esprit Saint : c’est un moment clé qui est aussi un vrai temps de détente.  Alors réservez dès maintenant la date !  Le parcours est organisé par une équipe de bénévoles de la paroisse Jean XXIII.
We invite you to join us for the Alpha Course, which begins Tuesday, January 24, 2012.  Hours: 19h45 to 22h15.  The Alpha Course includes a weekend retreat which focuses on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  It is a key moment for self-discovery and affords a relaxing time for participants without all the stress of everyday life.  Mark your calendar now!  The Alpha Course is organized by a team of volunteers from the parish of John XXIII.
Les rencontres ont lieu le mardi soir au Centre Jean XXIII, 15 bis rue du Maupas 50100 Cherbourg-Octeville de 19h45 à 22h15.  (Alpha meetings are held every Tuesday night at the above address.)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6741807719_4e060832e1_b.jpgNous nous réjouissons de vous rencontrer bientôt.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Voici les dates des prochaines rencontres :
Here are the dates of future meetings :
·        24 JAN : Repas d’introduction au cours Alpha—« Le Christianisme, faux, ennuyeux, dépassé ? »  Dinner and introduction to the Alpha Course—« Christianity, Fake, Boring, Outdated ? »
·        31 JAN : « Qui est Jésus ? » « Who is Jesus ? »
·        07 FEV : « Pourquoi Jésus est-il mort ? » « Why did Jesus die ?
·        21 FEV : « Comment être certain de sa foi ? » « How can we have faith ? »
·        28 FEV : « Prier : pourquoi et comment ? » « Why and how do I pray ? »
·        06 MAR : « Lire la Bible : pourquoi et comment ? » « Why and how should I read the Bible ? »
·        13 MAR : « Comment Dieu nous guide-t-il ? » « How does God guide us ?  »  
·        23 et 24 MAR : « Week-end sur l’Esprit Saint » « Weekend of the Holy Spirit »
·        27 MAR : « Comment résister au mal ? » « How can I resist evil ? »
·        03 AVR : « Dieu guérit-il encore aujourd’hui ? » « Does God heal today ? »
·        17 AVR : « En parler aux autres : pourquoi et comment ? » « Why and how should I tell others ? »
·        24 AVR : « Qu’en est-il de l’Église ? » « What about the church ? »
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6741809239_bfa0cab19f_b.jpgAidez-nous à préparer ces rencontres en nous prévenant de votre présence aux prochaines dates :
Help us to prepare for these meetings by letting us know ahead of time on which dates you will come:
Par tél :
Patrick et Edwige :
Francoise : 
Ou mail :
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6741808703_de6d6eb083_b.jpg« Alpha réunit un certain nombre d’éléments qui correspondent aux attentes de beaucoup de personnes d’aujourd’hui : la convivialité, l’accueil, l’enseignement, l’échange. » « Alpha brings together a number of elements that match the expectations of many people today : friendliness, hospitality, education, exchange. » -- Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, Archevêque de Paris, Président de la Conférence des Evêques de France
« Il est fini le temps où les gens acceptaient de croire sans comprendre.  Les rencontres Alpha offrent la souplesse, la convivialité et la liberté de parole qui correspondent aux attentes modernes. » « Gone are the days when people were willing to believe without understanding.  Alpha meetings provide flexibility, usability and freedom of speech that corresponds to a modern lifestyle. » -- Pasteur Christian Bonnet, Église Réformée de France
« Il faut accueillir Alpha comme une grâce.  Tout ce qu’Alpha communique et donne en partage renouvelle la vie de l’Église. » « Alpha must be welcomed as a blessing.  Everything discussed and shared during the Alpha Course renews the life of the Church. » -- Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, Archevêque de Lyon
« Alpha permet de rencontrer d’autres personnes et de partager leur expérience de vie dans une atmosphère de confiance. » « The Alpha Course allows others to meet and share their life experiences in an atmosphere of trust. » -- Pasteur Claude Baty, Président de la Fédération Protestante de Francehttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6741804691_0ee0afd5a5_b.jpg
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