17 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – going Potty

Today is anotha beautiful day an afta a bit of light mist this mornin, the hoomans set out to the Police Station, and then ta pick up their pottery. Didn’t I tell ya about tha Police stuff? Oh well, I was in tha boot so I wasn’t a witness but I’ll tell ya what Olivia an I have heard…. Drivin home a coupla days back, the hoomans witnessed a car accident and stopped to help. Lucky no-one was hurt bad […]

14 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – Forts an Pirates

It was still dark when we left for St Marlo this mornin, even though tha clock said 8am. One of tha things that ya haveta rememba here is that most shops open at 10am an close for lunch, then open again! No wonder if it doesn’t get light till 9am hey? As we came up ta tha main gates (it’s a walled city ya know) there was a round-about just sittin there. No music or lights. No prolemo as this […]

13 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – Fabuleux Chateau de Fougerese

Our day out today had us travellin ta have a ganda at tha largest fortress in Europe! It had a history from tha 10th ta tha 20th century. She took me all tha way ta tha top of many of tha towers an we could walk on lotsa tha outa walls. Bit of a mess in tha middle but so much fun.   See me here up at tha top!  So many spiral staircase steps to get up that high. […]

12 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – Lace, paint and Pink Pigs.

Another visit ta Bayeux, this time ta tha Art Museum. When we brought our ticket ta see tha tapastry we got a 3 fa one an I am not gonna talk about tha war one so tha museum it is! It was tha best laid out art museum I have been in (OK, I haven’t been in all that many, I’m just 1 year old! She said it was tha best OK?) They mixed furniture an paintins an artifacts in […]

11 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – Used to be Pirates

Today we visited the old pirate harbour town of Granville. You can see here tha view from tha battlement. Seems everywhere we go they have a castle, fort, towers etc. Makes ya happy ta be an Ozzie. We had another great day weather wise… don’t know what all tha fuss is about over here. It WAS 4 degrees this mornin but it went up ta 15 pretty quick (in tha car anyway hahaha).   There was a really nice Big […]

10 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – tapestries and clay

After a nice rest day yesterday, it was time ta visit tha famous 70 metre Bayeux Tapisserie (or Tapestry if ya prefer). I got ta meet a couple of tha folks from history – again they were tha silent type.   She learnt about William tha Conqueror in English school but I never knew this old stuff (afta all, I didn’t go ta wombat school or anything).   There was William himself sittin on his throne, scepter in hand an […]

08 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – city of God and pots

Today, with tha weather back ta pleasant, we headed off ta the Normandy city of Villedieu-les-poeles. Famous for it’s copper pots an bell makin founderie (note tha Frech spellin there? Good, wee?). Here is a photo pf me at tha front gate. Great isn’t it? I’m in tha bucket in case ya need glasses. Tha fence was pretty awesome too.         Found a little friend on tha counter. She was readin a French book so I stopped […]

07 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – cold day on the Mount

It was a cold grey day today so we decided ta go back ta Mont Saint Michael an see it dull. Actually they only did the tour last time so missed out on lotsa stuff. I was happy ta be in tha back pack as She had a shirt, a jacket AND a coat!      They decided ta walk from tha mainland an you can see from tha photo it was a loooooong way. Tha dark dot on tha […]

06 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – Battlements, Manuscripts and Art

    This mornin we went into Vire. As with ALL the villages there are odd bits of walls, battlements an towers just plopped anywhere. Some of tha buildins are even built includin them which makes it interestin anyhow.   Here I am scalin tha remains of tha keep, some of tha towers survived as well as wall bits but this huge bit just sits there! Itsa great view from tha top of tha wall – She kept worryin about […]

05 Oct 2016

Wilbur’s Travels – Brittany in tha morning

Up early this mornin for tha trip ta Dinar in Brittany (for those who don’t know, we are stayin in Normandy) where we were promised ateliers (artists working an showin their own work), lotsa galleries (places showin lots of people’s art), castle towers, old battlement walks, castle towers (yes I know, but I was really lookin forward to them) an really old buildins.  Woulda been fantastic if they were all open like it said!                  […]