Dieppe Festival de Cerf Volant: Sept 2008
John went and Alan went - ByeBye Blighty
Dieppe, here we come
Dieppe is Wonderful
First thing to do is to register, get your badge and make friends with the Badge Ladies
Here is the little house where John stayed with Anne and Roger
Just peep around the corner of our street - KITES!
So many Kite makers - These delightful ladies were from Austria
Here is one of their kites - Music to the Eyes!
Exquisite Kites made using Honesty seed cases - nice work JB!
Peter Westergaard sent a lovely film of Minkey and his kite. Thank you Peter
* click on the picture to see the film *
Minkey soon starts to amaze the crowds and delight the children
The Grand Parade with the most amazing Stilt Dancers
Here they are later with their exotic Bird costumes
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Minkey makes friends wherever he goes
Dressed for the occasion, Minkey is the life and soul of the party - of course
Outside (for a smoke, of course), John saw this lovely moon
Meanwhile, whilst John is outside, Minkey disgraces himself
We walk home beside the harbour after the party
Next morning, we find Minkey with his feet up on the fireplace
What can you say?
One day, we found the little fellow mounting a seagull - another time, swinging on a chandelier
He certainly knows how to enjoy himself!!!
Here is a view from our house - unusual, eh?
La Mer - et les cailloux sur la plage
Time to explore Old Dieppe...
Here is the 18th century stagecoach terminus of the Dieppe-Rouen route
Entrancence from the street
The stables with accomodation for the drivers above
It was here that John met Claudine Hardy;
a lovely old lady who was eager to show him around
Time to leave 13 Rue Des Cordiers
Goodbye Dieppe .... à bientot
Home on the ferry. Tired but happy -- very happy