12 May 2014

MY WEEKEND OF MAY 10

Saturday despite the showers and the cold wind we went to the market of Dives sur mer, which is the next little town. All streets around the old market hall were full with stands, selling clothes, shoes, and different other stuff.



In the old market hall were the food stalls. You could find all specialties of the Normandy, cheese, ham, sausages, bread etc. I bought a goat cheese which doesn't smell but stinks and each time we open the fridge, we can smell it in the whole living room. Must be very good, I'll take it home.I hope we won't faint in the car because of the smell.

I didn't buy anything else because I can  find the same things at home.




Then we had lunch in this cute restaurant. I had a salmon pancake with vegetables which  was excellent.

The afternoon we spent home, it was too cold and wet to go outside.

Although we are supposed to be in Houlgate, we always went to the city center of Dives, we thought that it was Houlgate, until somebody told us that these are two different towns. Now we also understood why there were two city centers, which had been a mystery to us  ! On Sunday I asked Madame GPS to take us to Houlgate center.



There we discovered beautiful houses, a nice shopping street, but all shops closed because it was Sunday, a very nice beach and as usual also a casino !



As it was our last day I had again a pancake, they are so good here, it is also a specialty of the region. Usually it is served with a cup of cider. The restaurant was very cute inside, all in red and yellow and the cider cups also red. After lunch we returned home to pack our suitcases because tomorrow morning we return home.

And while you are reading this, we are on our way to Brussels.

11 comments:

Robyn Lee said...

Oh so you were at Houlgate this weekend! I love markets and like to get my fresh veg and fruit from the farmers' stalls as well as beautiful meat from a large refrigerated truck. I also buy organic chicken and fresh eggs.

jabblog said...

I hope the you survived the journey with the goat's cheese. I can never get past the smell to enjoy the taste of such things;-)

Fun60 said...

At least the markets were open despite the dismal weather. I found the discovery of two different towns so funny. Stinky cheese? No thanks!

Linens and Royals said...

In the future you will have to forget the rain and only remember the pancakes and the little town you discovered on the very day the shops were closed. I went to the market here on Saturday, if I had asked for smelly goat cheese I would have been laughed out of the market.
As no cheese available I bought an ugly! swan vase.

gracieplace said...

That's really a beautiful place to be! No matter the weather, being able to visit new places is simply a pleasure!

Sandra Carlier said...

Nice you discoved Houlgate before driving back home!! HiHi!!! You make me hungry with your pancake and cider!!!! I know thoses places in France are the best for that!!!! I remember still the taste of them when I came in Mont Saint Michel with Pierre!!! I never ate the same here in the south!

pattisjarrett said...

Looks like some great sights and good food. Safe travels!

Lady Lilith said...

Looks like a great event.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Good thing Madame GPS got you where you wanted to go!

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Maribeth said...

We had Lili to the Vet today for her shots. I am busy with the new puppy so very much! But she is settling in and doing okay. I am finally getting sleep! Just like having a new baby!