samedi 17 septembre 2016


Hi,  we are September the 17th... and I'm pleased to join te Big Birthday Blog Hop from
Jo - Serendipitious Stitching

My year is   1983

Jo was 17.  She had taken her O level exams in the Summer and passed them with good grades (including a B for French!) and was now studying Maths, Physics and English A levels in the Sixth Form.  She has also started going to a local rock music club and going to concerts with her friends there.  in 1983 she went to the Monsters of Rock at Donington and saw the Michael Schenker Group in Ipswich.

1983 :  I was already working in an office, no computer, no printer, no photocopy, it was long time ago...
Typing invoices and estimates about electrical installations occasionally in stenography (results were sometimes quite surprising); An original and five copies with carbon paper, a big registration book for entering invoices. All that sounds very wild!
Very proud to get my own flat and drive my own Renault 4. 
No great event maybe only meet that guy at work who will come back 18 months later to stay for a while...

I used to sew my clothes and do some stitching but not crosstitch.
Somewhere in my boxes is hidden a work not framed, it's a stepladder with plants stitched in different technics.

Jo asked us to add a photo of something which will appeal to her;

You know I love games : card games, goose games... and I thought what a good idea to imagine a special 50 birthday game dedicated to our dear Jo,  so...

As our stitching is alive with Jo's events all year long

you can take a look  you will find a stitching year in 50 squares
Rules :

I have checked and re-checked but some words may be incorrect, thank you for apologizing my errors...

Files can be print on A3 paper for the game and A4 for the rules.

I have printed some and I can send them by mail when I'll be back home if you want to play this game with us just send me an email.

Glad to have shared this fine day with you and many, many wishes to Jo!

jeudi 15 septembre 2016


Du vent, oui mais du vent pour faire....  Some wind for kites but also for

de la musique - music

des castagnettes

des bulles, bubbles,

tout un tas d'inventions, de sculptures, de bricolages ingénieux,

things moving with air

 Etape de la maquette en Légo
d'un navire de la compagnie DFDS

1000 membres du personnel ont été sollicités pour monter les pièces envoyées puis assemblés à Copenhague, enfin la maquette voyage vers les ports de la compagnie

900 hours of work
1.015.000 Lego pieces

Is really Wednesday the kid's day here?

lundi 12 septembre 2016


Une jolie parade dimanche matin pour présenter les pays participant au festival,
To honour participating countries to the festival, a parade in Dieppe streets,

des démonstrations étonnantes,

See you soon;;;

dimanche 11 septembre 2016


Le festival est lancé, ce samedi sur la plage de DIEPPE a démarré la 19ème édition, 38 pays invités, de belles émotions aériennes à venir...

The 19e International Kite Festival is opened, 38 countries will share with us a super show in the sky of Dieppe.

Le Canada est l'invité d'honneur,

préparatifs dans les stands, les australiens accrochent leur pancarte, les espagnols des guirlandes

 de jolies invitées accueillent le visiteur


petit détail, les cils verts

Un clin d'oeil du soleil...

de drôles de messieurs dans le ciel, many different men in the sky,

Tant de choix, heureusement toute une semaine pour rêver dans le ciel.
So much choices,  a great week to come.

mercredi 7 septembre 2016


Ce week end avait lieu le rallye rétro
organisé en septembre à Dieppe

de très belles automobiles de différentes époques nous ont offert un très beau défilé sur le bord de mer


Dieppe welcomes every day our english friends from Newhaven, so some pretty english cars joined
the show.

You can't imagine how MUCH I was disapointed when I checked the ferry timetable, no way to spend a day in England.

Back soon (I hope) with a small cruise around Dieppe and a railway journey in Somme.

De retour bientôt j'espère avec une mini croisière en bateau et un voyage en train vapeur en baie de Somme.  A+

dimanche 4 septembre 2016


Bienvenue à DIEPPE...
Une pause de deux semaines à l'occasion du Festival International de Cerf Volant qui démarre ce samedi...
Welcome to DIEPPE, two weeks holidays for the International Kite Festival which start this next saturday...

Love this beach boy half deboned (?) and still smiling;)


arbore déjà son cerf-volant en façade

has already his kite on the front wall

Surf kite on the beach

Best jump!

and a stunning boat in the harbour

E-ship 1, german cargo, specialized in wind turbine transport

ce cargo allemand est spécialisé dans le transport d'éoliennes
très étonnante conception avec 4 voiles tubulaires de 27 mètres de haut et de 4 mètres de diamètre,

4 tubular webs (27 m high, 4 m diam.)

No idea when I will be able to post, wifi here is unstable.
Un wifi instable rendra l'actu du blog très aléatoire !