Navigating the house buying process in France was not all that difficult. I did quite a bit of research beforehand, so I knew what to expect. I found an English speaking Notaire, as our French was not quite up to the task of legal documents. This picture show the working well just outside the front door of the house. This was taken post renovation.
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The Battle of Hastings & The Battle of Stamford Bridge.
The two battles that preceded the changing of the kingdom of England forever. Scandinavian influence was a huge part of all sides to the battles, the English King defending his kingdom, Harald Godwinson, fought against Harald Hadrada, the leader of the invading Vikings alongside the King's brother, Tostig. This culminated in the Battle of Stamford Bridge, fought supposedly across the River Derwent. King Harold Godwinson was the son of one of the most powerful earls under the King Cnut, the Danish King of England. Godwinson was successful in the Battle of Stamford Bridge, however, he immediately had to march south in order to defend his kingdom on the south coast against the invading Normans led by William the Conqueror. Due to his 'feigned retreat' tactic, which is suggested in the Bayeux Tapestry, William broke the English shield wall (a typically Viking fighting style) and defeated King Harald. William was of course a descendant of the famous Viking Rollo, first Duke of Normandy. Despite the popular opinion that 1066 was the culmination and end of the Viking Age, the fact that all sides to the battles had distinct Viking influences, ultimately shows just how significant the Viking Age was on Europe.
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2 years ago I witnessed a spring tide at Mont Saint-Michel. In a few minutes, the bay is entirely covered by the sea and Mont Saint-Michel becomes an island. This is very impressive! I took a lot of risk to make this photo because only few seconds after the way was totally under the water. Firemen are always there in case someone is trapped!
🇫🇷 [ #ReenactorsTribune] Le thème de ce début de semaine est "Omaha Beach", nous partageons donc cette photographie de @gaeligklair Bravo pour ce très beau travail de reconstitution. Vous souhaitez vous aussi voir vos photos partagées sur notre page, pour cela rien de plus simple : utilisez #DDayExperience (si votre profil est public sur Instagram) ou envoyez-nous vos plus belles photographies à [email protected] Le vote pour le thème de la semaine prochaine se déroulera en story dimanche prochain.
Crédits photo : Florent Plana de @ww2veteransmemories
🇺🇸🇬🇧 [ #ReenactorsTribune] This week's post is dedicated to the 'Omaha Beach' – thus we're sharing this photograph, which was sent by @gaeligklair Congratulations for this excellent reenacted scene. If you wish to share your own living history pictures on our page, use #DDayExperience (if your Instagram profile is public) or send them to [email protected] As far as next week's theme is concerned, the vote will take place in our story on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of Florent Plana from @ww2veteransmemories
Vines can become shutters on windows, add a layer of texture to bare walls, or keep old buildings looking fresh. Twining, trailing, climbing plants - if we were to be strict about the definition of vines there would be about 70 species in the vine family which can cling and climb via tendrils. Great for covering large spaces speedily. Grape vines have beautiful leaves. In warmer climates, bougainvillea and Jasmine will go wild - adding colour and fragrance to a fence or wall. Ives and creeping fig will create a flat backdrop if you keep them in check (cutting them back to prevent redundant layering). Should they trail, or climb? That’s entirely up to you. If you prefer your vines to climb - most, need some help to cling from a trellis, wire system, arbor or pergola - and can be trained to cover nearly any surface. Their long stems latch onto walls, to grow upwards toward the light. The more difficult it is to reach your vines for maintenance tasks such as pruning, the more work. Image of Chateau en Normandia Marvilloso Repost @habituallychic#chateau#normandy#garden#houseandgarden#greenery#vines#gardens#plants#creepers#clinger#architecture#green#ivy#style#melissapenfold