In February lots of towns and villages, big and small have a carnival. In Equihen Plage the schools are closed on Shrove Tuesday and everyone dresses up to parade through the little town. Great fun.
the carnival in UK is on the next post…….it won’t let me post 2 different slideshows on 1 post so look at the next one!
We visited Rouen in May 2008. A few images for you to enjoy. I really love the old buildings and the clock tower was excellent, seeing right inside and all the workings.
10 REASONS NOT TO MOVE TO FRANCE
1 I don’t speak French well enough.
2 I get mixed up with the money. Will my pension, which is in sterling, get devalued in euros?
3 Our house is in rural France and there isn’t a bus service so we need a car even to get to the boulangerie and I don’t drive.
4 When we get decrepit and really old we’ll have to decide whether to move into town in France or come back to UK. The latter will be very expensive.
5 There are no decent takeaways, only pizza places and they can be very, very expensive.
6 There is only one Indian restaurant that we have found and it’s DREADFUL. Food not very good, service appalling. One visit was more than enough.
7 Tradesmen can be expensive and difficult. (There will be a later post in full detail.)
8 The banks won’t let you go into the red. This can be tricky!
9 It can be difficult to get some English type foodstuffs eg Marmite, red lentils etc. It’s easy in the Pas de Calais area because there’s a Tesco and a Sainsburys but if you live, as we do, in a totally French area then it’s much more difficult.
10 I miss Cheddar cheese and double Gloucester.