dievca walked a lot in Normandy and Brittany….hiking the cliffs, walking cities, walking to and around Le Mont Saint Michel, D-Day beaches, etc. She didn’t bring hiking shoes because of work and because she thought she would be in Paris. Her tennis shoes did well, but she lost her flip-flops and her feet needed a break.
Her recent purchase of the ILSE JACOBSEN Tulip Shoes ended up being fabulous. dievca had been unsure of the buy, but they completely gave her feet that much-needed break. The soles flexes and gives a soft landing. Great for after a long day of hiking.
Click here for Amazon’s Ilse Jacobsen’s items. (Danish lifestyle brand ILSE JACOBSEN. HORNBÆK)
So, dievca has been at a caffeine loss since Scandinavia. The French coffee is not as strong.
dievca was forced to seek alternative coffee and espresso filled the bill.
Thank goodness for the Italians!
(and a heck of a lot of them are wandering Normandy and Brittany)
the sundeck would be jammed.
Not a bad place to take a good beer, right?
Château de Caen – William the Conqueror built the Castle c. 1060
Then dievca spotted this at the supermarché…what?
“Sex in a Canoe” Beer
(all the way from outside Dallas, Texas)
Photos: dievca 08/2018 Caen, France
But, sometimes you are ready to return to normal.
Pieces of Bayeux
The Bayeux Tapestry; French: Tapisserie de Bayeux [tapisʁi də bajø] or La telle du conquest; Latin: Tapete Baiocense) is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England about William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. It is thought to date to the 11th century, within a few years after the battle. It tells the story from the point of view of the conquering Normans.
According to Sylvette Lemagnen, conservator of the tapestry, in her 2005 book La Tapisserie de Bayeux:
The Bayeux tapestry is one of the supreme achievements of the Norman Romanesque …. Its survival almost intact over nine centuries is little short of miraculous … Its exceptional length, the harmony and freshness of its colours, its exquisite workmanship, and the genius of its guiding spirit combine to make it endlessly fascinating.
The designs on the Bayeux Tapestry are embroidered and not woven, so that it is not technically a tapestry. Nevertheless, it has always been referred to as a tapestry until recent years when the name “Bayeux Embroidery” has gained ground among certain art historians. The tapestry may be seen as a perfect example of secular Norman art.
During the Second World War, Bayeux was the first city of the Battle of Normandy to be liberated, and on 16 June 1944 General Charles de Gaulle made the first of two major speeches in Bayeux where he made clear that France sided with the Allies. The buildings in Bayeux were virtually untouched during the Battle of Normandy, the German forces being fully involved in defending Caen from the Allies.
Thank you to wiki and Photos: dievca 08/2018
Björn Borg AB is a Swedish apparel fashion brand named after the former professional tennis player of the same name. The company was formerly named World Brand Management (WBM), and has stores in seven European countries, with Sweden and the Netherlands being the most important ones. Germany and the United Kingdom are newer markets.
The biggest Björn Borg product is underclothes. Men’s underclothes, in particular.
Master has a few pair that dievca bought him. They fit him well
and he favors the black:
dievca did buy some colors, but they didn’t get worn – except for one pair. The Los Angeles Pair:
But, if you or your Sir is interested — they come in fun colors and patterns: