France May 2019 The Watermill part 3

For our final visit to the watermill, I’ll show you some of the interesting things I found walking around the grounds with my camera. In one of the sheds   Yes that was a surprise, here’s a few details of it There was another one in a lock up, but that still worked apparently. Had a bar in it too! My favourite¬†part was the Water feature. So that brings me to the end of showing you around the watermill, though if you were interested there’s plenty more to see in the full album (including rusty stuff embedded in ivy and…

France ~ May 2019 ~ The Watermill ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE The inside of the watermill was very cozy, so I took a few shots ūüôā Nicola had left us some nibbles and cider for when we arrived. A cool kitchen and some natty eggcups in the cupboard! The snug where we sat to watch DVD’s in the evening The bathroom and our bedroom had views out into the garden Around the outside of the mill was lovely too And we made new friends Marmalade would come for tickles as long as we were outside and Fatcat stomped indoors whenever we were there and sat on Phils knee…

France – May 2019 – The Watermill Part 1

I’ve been neglecting the Universe Blog whilst doing my 365 on The Other Place and going on holiday, so thought I’d get back to it. Last week we travelled to Normandy, France for a few days visiting historical sites. But before we hop off on a visit I’m going to show you around where we stayed. The place we stayed is called La Houssain, it’s tiny, but in it there’s an old watermill, built in the 1700’s and added to in the 18’s.   Should have moved the car but never mind. A river runs along side it (of course-…

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In 2009 Phil and I went to France, to follow in my Grandad’s footsteps in the 1st World War, and to find the grave of his best friend William Harrold, who he had joined up with. ¬†Grandad made it through the war, but William died on 30 October 1917, 3 weeks after coming back to the war after having leave at home, where he had married his sweetheart Doris. I have both their military records, and neither had distinguished medals or mentions in despatches, but ¬†William died for his country, and Grandad lived to bring up a great family. They…