Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday Walk - Town & Country

Clockwise from top left
L'Olivier (Florist)
 Patisserie (little cakes & chocolate eggs),
 L'Olivier (pavement display),
fresh mussels & crabs from Grandcamp
Easter Sunday dawned wet and cold in our small corner of Normandy.

fish seller from Grandcamp,
 patisserie window display,
communal gardens
L'Olivier pavement display

After breakfast we headed to a local town to do a little shopping.

little white bulls (not!)
yellow ajonc
my favourite pony
wild primroses

On the way home we stopped off to visit some four legged friends we hadn't seen in a while.

I couldn't resist this pretty white hydrangea and the little pot it came in
and the SP bought little cakes for afternoon tea.

Sharing these peeks into la vie quotidienne with
 The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays #95
Mary @thelittleredhouse for Mosaic Monday


  1. Happy Easter from Canada. Today is bright and sunny and just a few degrees below zero. Your collages are lovely and give us a glimpse of how special it must be to live in a small French village. It's a world away from our farming town. You are lucky indeed! Have a wonderful day!

  2. Oh my! What a lovely way to spend a day. Beautiful blog!

  3. Happy Easter Sunday, Maggie. Sadie and I are enjoying morning coffee out on the terrace this quiet morning. Birds are chirping, the air is cool, all is good! ~ Sarah

  4. Happy Easter to you, too.
    It is cool here, too. No rain until this evening. We have had snow, hail, and a little sun this past week, here in the NW USA.
    I've been busy this morning, baking desserts to take to my daughter's for dinner, later today.
    Joyeuse Pâques

  5. Oh how beautiful that first picture is. Happy Easter.

  6. Love your mosaics, especially the one with the horse!

    Easter blessings!

  7. I loved seeing your photos -- it all looks like a storybook.

  8. Happy Easter Maggie. It looks like you had a great day with walks and shops.LOvely photo´s.

  9. Happy Easter from Vancouver Island, Maggie. I love the glimpses you've shown us along your walk. Pretty spring sights everywhere!

  10. Hi Maggie, Sounds like you had wonderful Easter. What lovely scenery for your walk. I see the ajonc blooming, the only place it is prettier than a Quimper plate is growing wild on the side of the road!
    Easter Blessings Maggie.


  11. How fun, Maggie. I love market places like that, fresh flowers and seafood....Christine

  12. Maggie,
    I love your Mosaics.
    Happy Easter.

  13. Well we aren't strangers as we have met!! Seeing your lovely mosaics reminds me of the lovely time we had in France last year. Not travelling so far this year going to Westward Ho! for our holiday this year.

    Lets hope the weather brightens up soon, although we do need the rain. We were hoping to get more gardening done this weekend than we have. Oh well there is always next weekend!! Have a good week, Love to you both, Jackie & Phil.x

  14. Happy Easter, looks like a nice visit to all the shops. Beautiful photos and I love the critters. Happy Easter and I wish you a great week ahead.

  15. Hi Maggie,

    What a lovely and relaxing way to spend the day. I adore your little hydrangea plant. I hope you had a wonderful Easter. Blessings to you.

  16. I hope you had a wonderful Easter. What a beautiful way to spend the day, such gorgeous shots!

  17. AH! YOur photos make me so proud say my ancestors came from Normandy.. Perhaps I will return there some day! The photos tells an exciting story!

  18. Lovely images! I'm using photoscape...

  19. Nice photostory of Normandy. Would love to visit. It is a beautiful day here in Missouri, USA. Have been outside all day with the grandkids playing in the sun.

  20. Oh I love the mosaic especially of the horse and the bulls, beautiful!

  21. So many wonderful images!

    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays this Easter.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. What lovely images! I loved seeing a slice of life in Normandy on Easter morning. I hope you had a marvelous day, Maggie, despite the weather. xoxo

  23. Oh Maggie- its the simple things that make life so special. Your photos leave me wanting to walk in the meadow and also enjoy those sweet pastries with afternoon tea. You are very blessed to have these things be a regular part of your life.
    Sending love

  24. Such pretty Easter photos from your corner of the world. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing this.

  25. I googled the French word for Easter just today. So now I know what you are saying. Your Easter in Normandy looks marvellous

  26. Lovely photos Maggie, we're just back from a stay in Calais and your photos reminded me of what I'm now missing! Can't wait to get back to Normandy en Aout!


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