Monday, 25 December 2017

au bord de la mer - Christmas Day 2017

December 25th in Normandy dawned fresh and clear, a little bit breezy but no rain, so following our Christmas Day tradition we wrapped up warm and headed for the beach.

Fleur quickly palled up with an English family also out for a walk au bord de la mer and soon Merry Christmases were flying between us!

On the way back to the car I came across a beautiful ajonc (broom) shrub in full flower, a beautiful splash of bright yellow to brighten the day.

Time for lunch now.
Smoked salmon with cream cheese on freshly baked home made bread and maybe a glass of fizz, then there's a large bag of root veg waiting to be peeled ready for our traditional roast turkey dinner this evening.

love and best wishes to all our friends and family wherever
you are.
Merry Christmas!


  1. Thank you for sharing your morning walk. Merry Christmas Maggie.

  2. Merry Christmas, Maggie!

    Your walk looks and sounds very rejuvenating and perfect just before getting cozy back home to cook your traditional Christmas dinner.

    Wishing you all the best in health and happiness for 2018!


  3. Merry Christmas to you, too !!

  4. Happy Christmas to all! My day:

  5. Amazing photos, Maggie! A bit of belated Christmas wishes (hmmmm, just sixteen minutes!).

    Love, joy and good health in the coming year (in case I'm belated again!!!!)

    Jane x

  6. Your Christmas Day sounds just beautiful in every way. I love the beach photos. Oh, I love them all! A belated Merry Christmas to you on this boxing day!

  7. It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. A walk on the beach is a fine idea! Merry Christmas, Maggie, from Victoria, BC late in the evening on Boxing Day. Happy New Year to you both.

  8. Hi Maggie!
    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Best wishes for good health and happiness in the New Year!

  9. Maggie, stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year! I hope to get to see you next fall. Hugs across the miles.......

  10. A little bit late for a Christmas Greeting, and even a New Year's greeting and yet here I sit, finally getting round to doing just that. It had been not such a great year and so I am looking forward to 2018 and praying, hoping that this year shall bring about many wonderful adventures and good health to all. Hugs from Ky USA


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