Sunday, 27 October 2013
Cassie has been learning to felt a stone with me.
(Thanks Linda Sue for the idea and the tips)
Here she is, sitting on the still damp towel.
She doesn't care.
She wants to learn.
Lens right in her face. No problem!
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
One of the good things about blogging and, I suppose photo albums is that you can enjoy things for longer. But saving photos on here is easier than making a photo album. If one day they are all gone due to societal breakdown then I probably won't have time to worry about that as there will be other things to worry about instead so it is a win win situation! (I have just finished reading the Margaret Atwood MaddAddam trilogy which I absolutely loved and which really shows our current society for what it could very easily become (hence the thoughts of societal breakdown). I loved the way she did that but what I liked the most is her creation of the beautiful Crakers ( created beings who are largely human but without all the bad bits.) Anyway, back to Calais..
Humped fishing nets around the harbour. They were lovely shades of faded blue and green.
Andy on the beach.
Big boat. little boat.
Mmmm smoked salmon!
And moules frites. Mmmm!
interesting blog post about a visit to Calais. Weirdly enough on my birthday in 2008! The building is a watchtower. It is very old and it survived the bombs-well done that building!
Monday, 21 October 2013
Signs are interesting things. The choices people make for their business names, the lettering and colour choices and how some of the shop signs are definitely showing their age.
The No Comment Café. No Comment.
A gorgeous green graphic horse.
Pearls from Eden.
A chip shop with great diplomatic ambitions.
'Le Sixties American Diner'-very swish!
A paper shop that has been around for a while I think. Beautiful words, especially 'papeterie'.
Look at this colour and style! Sixties at least I think, maybe even fifties.
Geographically confused garages.
A name relating to the port. Sensible and a good reminder of why you might be there.
This is my favourite!
Sunday, 20 October 2013
We went to Calais for the day yesterday for my birthday. It was a flying visit-we were there for about four hours but we managed to cram in everything that we had planned. A walk to the beach, lunch and a little wine and cheese shopping. We also had time for some wandering around the town which gave me the chance to photograph lots of interesting details. Old Calais was mainly destroyed in the war, so most of the buildings date from after then. There are lots of informative signs around the place to tell you about historic Calais. The main square is being renovated, as are the grounds around the church. There was a demonstration taking place which the lady in the cheese and wine shop told us was related to the illegal immigrants in the area who are mainly trying to get to England. It was not to protest against them, rather to encourage everyone to get along.