Friday, July 15, 2016

15/07/2016 Bastille Day

Maximum temperature 23C, minimum 8C.  20 kph North East winds. Dry.

My thoughts and sympathies are with the innocent victims caught up in the massacre in Nice at the end of the Bastille Day fireworks display last night.   Our own local fireworks display was late starting, so this must have happened before we started our own celebrations.    Sadness, anger and solidarity all come to mind and it is hard to believe what is happening to our world today.   A bunch of cowards, who are targeting families out enjoying the day with their friends and children.

Having just returned from our holiday in the USA, where we had an amazing time, thanks to so many long-time friends and I must mention Gaelyn here (always great to meet another blogger).   We had a number of incidents while we were there including the terrorist attack that killed 49 and wounded 53 in Orlando.  We cannot live in fear, life must go on and we cannot let these terrorists win.

Blogs will only continue probably next month.  So much to do and so little time but I promise I will be back with some of the amazing photos I took while we were away, on both this blog and My Life in the Charente.

A few photos that I took last night.






9 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to all in Nice, and around the world for the sick people that think they have this right to kill. Please be well.

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    1. Last night was awful and so many children out enjoying the evening. War is one thing, but cowards that attack defenceless people makes me so very sad. We are very much in rural France so hopefully it will all stay clear of us. There are some very sick people around! Take care Diane

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    2. Vive La France! The world has become a strange and awful place at times. I hope that George W. Bush and Tony Blair realize that they have blood on their hands. If they had not illegally and under false premises invaded Iraq ISIS would never have been spawned. My heart truly goes out to all the people of France. They have been targeted out of all proportion recently. Will it stop? Unfortunately I doubt it.

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    3. Thanks David, you are right, we have really had our share of ISIS just recently but I am sure they will never beat us. I just find the targeting of children horrendous and what is a firework display without kids! No you are right, I am sure it will not stop in a hurry, we just have to be vigilant though not always that easy.
      I took a few photos of birds while in the USA, not many, but I am struggling to identify them. May ask for your help if I get well and truly stuck. Keep well Diane

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    4. Sure Diane, feel free to send me the pictures if you need help.

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  2. Such terrible events are happening in the world due to some very sick-minded people. I was thinking of you when the news was unfolding. My prayers go out to your and your countrymen.

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    1. Thanks CountryMum, you are right, it just makes one wonder what goes on in the heads of these people. We seem to have really taken our share over the past few months of terrorism but the French will never give up. Hope all is well Diane

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  3. Ah ha so that is where you have been. Looking forward to reading about your trip.
    So sad to hear about the killings in Nice. I so much remember our visit to that beautiful place and to think such horror could happen. How does Brexit effect you?

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    1. Yep that is where we have been. So many photos (!) and we have returned to an overgrown garden and a house that need redecorating. The latter was done when we did the restoration here 10 years ago so it really is in need of more work. I will get there in the end but I am going to take a bit of time out while I can to get the jobs all up to date.
      Brexit - who knows - we now live in a foreign country and it could affect our pensions and our health service? It has though already affected our pension in the drop of the £, our pensions have dropped considerably with the € exchange rate. We will just have to see what comes out of it before we give thought to it all. Only time will tell. Keep well t'other Diane

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