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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 12 2011 2 12 /12 /December /2011 20:04

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6500636327_d98d5c4c41_b.jpgThis year's Christmas Market in Querqueville was perhaps the best one yet.  The weather was great during Saturday and Sunday which brought many visitors.  There were plenty of stalls with vendors selling decorations for the holidays as well as food and drink.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6500623245_5323ce62a9_b.jpgInside the small chapel was the booth which sold things made in Burkina Faso.  Querqueville is twinned with the city of Gorom Gorom.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6500633495_26aa244fbe_b.jpgI purchased some hand-carved animals made from wood.  The association raises money to finance a number of projects such as helping schools and maintaining libraries.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6500624967_d48ecbe842_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6500626177_b4ec5bb379_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6500634359_fb9e2f2707_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6500638567_149d87dcd6_b.jpgIn the courtyard, there was a small stage which played Christmas music and a booth which sold sausages, lamb and French fries.  Another booth made crèpes.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7173/6500637433_3d5e996c15_b.jpgInside the huge tent, tables were set up for vendors and associations to sell items to the public.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6500627221_ef69ecb6a3_b.jpgI purchased a wonderful Christmas decoration from these two ladies.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6500628099_44cd3cc1c8_b.jpgThese two were selling things made by children.  I bought some place settings made with twigs and wire.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7027/6500629153_37e2f0e508_b.jpgAlthough I did not buy anything from these ladies, I thought that their embroidery was great.  Check out those adorable stockings on the tree.  http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6500630105_7eeb88f8cc_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6500630935_a4c7b53b61_b.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6500632175_c94d530758_b.jpgThe great hall was decked out with lights and garland.  Fresh procucts were sold here and I purchased several things such as bread from a local baker, http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6500639373_4bcdf8f4f1_b.jpga lemon cake from a baker from Quineville http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6500640537_609b777c3d_b.jpgand cherry aperitif and apple cider from a Normandy cider-maker, Théo Capelle.  Here is the link for last year's Christmas market.  Joyeuses Fêtes !http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6500635723_51fe3b2608_b.jpg 

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November 19 2011 7 19 /11 /November /2011 12:01

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November 16 2011 4 16 /11 /November /2011 12:01

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November 15 2011 3 15 /11 /November /2011 12:01

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November 12 2011 7 12 /11 /November /2011 10:01

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September 5 2011 2 05 /09 /September /2011 11:31

Three wood cabins that used to supply refreshments to the beach-going population at Querqueville plage have finally given way to a more modern construction, Le Petit Piaf.  004 Querqueville PlageAlthough it’s not as attractive as it could be, it does have some advantages.  It’s farther from the shore and less likely to be damaged during a storm.  Inside there is a friendly bar along with restaurant seating.  Outside is a nice patio with a walk-up window where people can order something to take with them.  005 Querqueville PlageMy only question is, “why did it take so long to build?”  The beach is open year-round but officially it only operates with lifeguards and serving staff from July through August.  This place didn’t open its doors until mid August—losing valuable business I imagine.  As for its appearance, just imagine a large, commercial meat locker or international freight container and you’ll realize that it is just a big white box with a few windows.  It actually looks like someone's double-wide trailer home.  It lacks architectural dignity and I believe that the Querqueville city council could have come up with something a bit more pleasing to the eye.  Your thoughts?

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August 26 2011 6 26 /08 /August /2011 10:58

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August 21 2011 1 21 /08 /August /2011 12:34

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July 20 2011 4 20 /07 /July /2011 09:55

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May 14 2011 7 14 /05 /May /2011 04:00

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