Memories of my family travels !!!

 I will be get into a nostalgic task of writing and showing about some of the personal things that my dear late wife Martine and I collected over the years, These are most precious ,and they hang all over the house in my loving Pluvigner, Most write about far away lands we visit,  but seldom about the one we live in. I have lived in 5 countries and citizen of 4, having visited 81 so far and all have an impact on my life. Needless, to say the meaning of Pluvigner hangs big in my world.

First, you know if read my blog, that I am a wine enthusiast and drink on meals every day, I have diplomas from France and Spain on wine knowledge and have kept some souvenirs not in the bottle, The first one was a map route of Burgundy wines, a gift from my wife’s grandmother Fourré as she said I was her favorite ! It sits in my living room. Second is one gift from my wife on the cellar of famous wines, and lastly one I pickup from a wine shop Crown in Miami many years ago about the sacred monster wines of fame and price. Both sits in my cellar.

Burgundy wine historical map gift grandmere fourre c1991

Plu wine barrels cellar great wines of pedro c2000

Plu wine monstres sacrés in cellar c2006

While visiting Paris in September 1990 to get to know my then girlfriend we walked past the bouquinistes by the Seine near Notre Dame Cathedral and pick up two frames of the famous monuments of Paris, There were aquarelles, framed and still hang right in front of me in my computer !

Paris monuments from the Seine c1990

Paris pont alexandre III et monuments c1990

Visiting popular Rouen for us we pick up a dish of the Gros Horloge or big clock . The small dish on the left is from my wife’s older brother town of Caudry (Nord 59), both are in our kitchen, and we had a gift from a friend of my wife on the same,hangs on hallway way to basement.

Rouen grande cloche walking dish gift c2006

Rouen grande cloche painting gift to martine c2006

Another gift from a friend of my wife, circa 2006 gave her the Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon old windmill of Vernon , this painted by a friend painter from Vernon itself, Still hangs in my house going down to the basement

Vernon le vieux moulin de vernon gift c2005

There is one very sentimental to me as was woven by my dear late wife Martine before knowing me, She knitted by hand to do a garden scene of a girl and mother greeting her father, Very moving she did this because her father Pierre died in an auto accident between Lavaur (he was a native of) ,and Montans (his brother and wife’s uncle were living here) ,both town in dept 81 ,Tarn, when she was 10, It hangs in my living room.

Meaux knitting of martine self made c1988

From my dear Spain, where we went on our big vacation time in August, to my sentimental Castilla La Mancha , my dear late wife Martine always on the mood for shopping and decorating the house got us a clock with the hanging houses of Cuenca  that hangs now in our kitchen, A hand fan as souvenir from our trips to Toledo that hangs in our dining room, as well as a statue of Don Quijote purchase in Toledo as well,

Cuenca clock casas colgadas aug17

Toledo fan purchase by martine aug16

Toledo don quijote gift to martine aug16

There you go folks, I wanted to include these wonderful memories of mine in my blog for history’s sake and to share with the world, You have souvenirs of places you visited and brought back ? Let me hear about it ok.

Another historical town for us , already 9 years in the house of Pluvigner, the longest for me ever in one place, Life goes on and the town has been good, hard to tell the future but I have chosen to stay here until when,,, from here to the sea at Honfleur, Normandie as our family has. Hope you enjoy this kind of post, and do get to know me more and hopefully I will you too. Do read my many posts on Pluvigner in my blog ! Thanks,

And remember, happy travels, good health , and many cheers to all !!!

4 Comments to “Memories of my family travels !!!”

  1. Tienes bellos recuerdos amigo mío, un buen tesoro. Un saludo.

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