Thursday, January 02, 2014

The Wandering Blogger

One Year Of ... Wandering Around The Cottage


Last year when I began writing this blog, I knew I wanted to show readers the area I live in and love. As I've gained a few readers over the months, I thought maybe some of you missed some of my "Wandering Around The Cottage" posts, so here's a little recap of the places I've taken you to so far. Feel free to skip the whole post and go straight to the end if you remember them all!

L'année dernière quand j'ai commencé à écrire ce petit blog, je savais que je voulais faire découvrir ma région d'adoption. Comme les premiers articles étaient assez confidentiels, je pense que certains d'entre vous ont peut-être manqué quelques escapades. Séance de rattrapage! Si vous avez déjà appris par coeur chacun de ces articles, glissez directement en bas de l'article.

Visit the Fort La Latte and see how it's linked to Monaco! 
Visitez le Fort La Latte et découvrez pourquoi son histoire est liée à Monaco!

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/02/le-fort-la-latte.html

Go up the Mont Dol to find this lovely mill.
Montez sur le Mont-Dol pour découvrir ce moulin.

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/03/mont-dol.html

Find amazing facts about the Mont Saint-Michel.
Découvrez quelques anecdotes amusantes sur le Mont Saint-Michel.

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/04/mont-saint-michel_2.html

Want to know how I fainted in this castle? Read here.
Envie de savoir comment je suis tombée dans les pommes dans ce château? Lisez par .

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/05/chateau-de-pontivy.html

I went back to one of my favourite castle, so I could share it with you.
Je suis retournée dans un de mes châteaux préférés pour pouvoir le partager avec vous.

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/06/chateau-de-josselin.html

Just North of my cottage is an old abbey I showed you there...
Légèrement au nord de mon cottage, il y a une vieille abbaye charmante que je vous ai montrée ici.

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/08/abbaye-de-beauport.html

Push those amazing doors to see the castle behind those walls, here.
Poussez ces imposantes portes pour découvrir le château qui se cache derrière ces murs, juste .

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/09/chateau-de-bienassis.html

Walk along the magical pink coast of Ploumanac'h: to the chapel and back to the beach.
Promenez vous le long de la côte de granit rose de Ploumanac'h: vers la chapelle et vers la plage.


Or loose your way in the gardens of La Roche-Jagu.
Ou perdez-vous dans les jardins de la Roche-Jagu.

http://thelittlewhitehouseontheseaside.blogspot.fr/2013/11/la-roche-jagu.html

I sometimes wander a little farther... like Paris.

You can read part 1, part 2 and part 3 of my day trip in Paris if you're a fan of our capital!

Parfois, je m'éloigne un peu plus du cottage... jusqu'à Paris.

Vous pouvez lire l'épisode 1, l'épisode 2 et l'épisode 3 de ma journée à Paris, si vous êtes des fans de la capitale!


I would like to take the opportunity of this litttle recap to thank all of you who left comments on those posts. It was so nice of you and it encourages me to keep them coming... I have worked for you during my Christmas break and I'll take you to some wonderful places this year again.

Je saisis l'occasion que me donne ce petit résumé et je remercie tous ceux qui ont laissé des commentaires sur ces articles. C'était vraiment très gentil et cela m'encourage à continuer... J'ai travaillé pour vous pendant mes vacances et je vous emmènerai dans plein d'endroits merveilleux cette année encore.

I have a very small giveaway for you. If you're beginning to fall in love with Brittany, maybe you'd love to have pictures of it on your desk all year long.  Here's your chance to win a little calendar with beautiful images of Brittany cottages and gardens. It's nothing spectacular...But I thought of you when I was buying some for my friends! To enter, just tell me in a comment how you keep track on what's going on at The Little White House On The Seaside. Pictures are crappy because I wanted to post this today, but got home late and it was already dark!


Si vous êtes amoureux de la Bretagne, ou en train de tomber amoureux de la Bretagne grâce à mes photos (comment ça? vous trouvez que je me vante?), peut-être apprécierez-vous d'avoir une image de cette belle région sur votre bureau tout au long de l'année. Vous pouvez gagner ce petit calendrier en me laissant un commentaire m'expliquant comment vous suivez les aventures de ma petite maison. Ce n'est pas un gros cadeau, mais j'ai pensé à vous alors que j'achetais des calendriers pour des amis. Je tirerai un nom au sort à la fin du weekend!


I'll pick up a name at the end of the weekend! Good luck to all of you!

Bonne chance à tous et à toutes et à très bientôt,

See you soon,


I'm sharing my year of wandering around the cottage with:
Join me on Fridays and see where we've all been!         Photobucket        http://www.serenitynowblog.com/2014/01/weekend-bloggy-reading-link-up.html

               

51 comments:

  1. I always enjoy visiting the beautiful places you take us to. I keep up with what's going on with you through my blog roll on my sidebar. Every time you post, it pops up. All my favorites are on my sidebar....it's easier for me that way....:) I hope you enjoy your last days of your break. I return Monday....how about you?

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. I visit you every day and I just now subscribed to your blog. I love when you post photos of the area you live in.

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    1. Thank you very much, Denise. I'll have more posts about where I live this year. I hope you'll enjoy them.

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  3. Always love the tours around your cottage! Have actually just booked a trip to France, so your post has really put me in the holiday mood!

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    1. Oh, that is so exciting! Where are you going in France?

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  4. Oh so many gorgeous places! Someday I will visit them all.

    Thank you for sharing all the places you visit - it's fun to explore them with you!

    xox

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  5. Love all the places you take us to. I am a follower so whenever your post I read them right away.
    Thank for all the wonderful places you take us to.
    Happy New Year.
    Mary

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  6. How I loved those Breton calendars when we lived there, and always bought one....or was even given one by our Newsagent as a gift!
    You are, of course, on my Google Friends connect list!

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  7. So many lovely places there - love your photos!

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  8. I have your blog bookmarked and click on it daily in hopes of a new post. My husband I visited France in 2002 and loved seeing Paris, taking the train to Switzerland and then coming back into France to go to the Cote d'Or and Alsace Lorraine regions. I enjoy not only your cottage blogs but also your travel blogs. Sally from Arlington, VA

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    1. Oh, I feel blessed that you're expecting a new post every day. You're on the list to win the calendar. Thanks for being such a regular reader.
      Magali

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  9. Hi Little White House,
    I love your blog. I planning a visit to France in a few years. I keep track of your blog on my favorite blog list. Your blog pops up when your new posts publish. I would love a calendar of your beautiful region.
    Thanks for sharing. Betty @ My Cozy Corner

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  10. Little White House is on my blog roll which I have set up by recent postings so I know immediately when you have a new post.

    I love your virtual tours of France although I would prefer to visit it person.

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  11. Et dire que je ne connais pas tous ces merveilleux endroits... Tes photos me donnent envie d'y aller... si jamais par chance, tu ne te lances pas dans des travaux pharaoniques cet été, on pourra peut-être faire quelques belles promenades ! Bises.

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  12. Wonderful! Thanks a lot for sharing!
    I've loved it

    Hugs

    Marina

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  13. Hi Magali!!!!

    Thank you for being you!!!

    I love all the places you take me/us to!!! I love seeing what's going on around you and those
    trips you take!!!

    Love Brittany???!!!!!! You had me at Bri!!!!!!!!!

    I love hearing from YOU!!!!!!! I'm still dreaming of the day when you and I sit having a glass of
    wine in your kitchen talking of all the places you're going to take me to visit!!!

    Have a great weekend Magali!!!!!

    Pam
    xox

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  14. L'abbaye a ma préférence, je la trouve si jolie & tellement romantique.
    J'attends les prochains articles avec impatience.
    Bises. Babette

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  15. You have done a great job of posting about your area and your adorable cottage over the past year! It has been a lot of fun following you Magali! I have such fond memories of the time I was in Brittany years and years ago but we are hoping to go back next year so you have certainly spurred on the possibilities for me already. :)

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  16. Beautiful pictures of France. I will probably never get there so this is a real treat.

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  17. I lived in France for three years as a child and your blog is like going home. I found your blog by chance but visit every day now. Love the photos and it doesn't matter if they're dark!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad the blog reminds you of good memories. Where are you living now?

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  18. Love the wonderful tours and your beautiful pictures!!

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  19. Glad you did the recap, because I missed the first ones and I love your tours. Can't remember now how I found your blog, but I'm so glad I did, and I follow along in Feedly.

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    1. I remember I found your blog when you were showing pictures of last year's doll house, but I can't remember how I found it either! I'm glad I did, though.

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  20. Dear Magali, thank you so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. More importantly, for taking the time to leave a comment of introduction. I'm so glad you did, as now I've found your wonderful blog. Oh, I must confess I'm envious of your cottage and where you're located. So happy for you, and can't wait to see what you do next. I read your "Full Kitchen" post. Now I'm really excited to see what you do with your kitchen. I'm sure it will be charming. If you post an update this month, I would love to have you link up with my Every Room In The House Party - The Kitchen. I'm following you via Google Connect and also on Bloglovin'. I want to make sure I don't miss a single post. If I won the calendar, I would be oh so happy. But no matter, I am happy just to have met you. Your new friend, Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage.

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    1. Don't be envious! My cottage is a very small fisherman's cottage that needs a lot of renovation! I'll be working all year on the kitchen, but if I have an update, I promise I'll link it! You're on the list for the calendar!

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  21. I receive your blog by email. Your blog is most intriguing with news of of your cottage updates, news of your cats and garden, and of course, your travel log to the historic and beautiful sites nearby your cottage. Needless to say, I would love to be able to peruse these places in person, but realize that there is little chance of that. Most of all, I delight in seeing/hearing about your updates to your lovely little cottage. Thank you, Magali.

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    1. Thank you so much for that comment. There'll be more travelling this year. Updates on the cottage renovations will be shared as well, though I must confess I avoid renovation of any kind during the colder month of January and February because you never know how long renovation can take!
      Have a fabulous year!

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  22. What a nice recap of your year! Your photos are beautiful and you went to places in France that I have not yet been to. Good inspiration for the next trip...

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  23. Ooh, I would love a Brittany calendar! Not only because you live there and I know what a beautiful area it is, but because my friends in England have a house there in Brittany, too (as you know) - and I've never been there! How do I keep track of your blog? You're on my blog roll. :-)

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  24. Such a lovely gift. I am a follower and really enjoy your posts Your tours have truly been a slice of heaven. Some day I'm going to visit France!!

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    1. I have a few more slices of heaven planned for 2014. Thank you so much for being a follower.

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  25. Magali, you live in such a gorgeous place. Your cottage is a little bit of heaven for me! I also enjoy seeing what you are doing to make it your cozy space. I follow and just hop over now and then. Now I am following by e-mail. Hope to get to France one day!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. So beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing it with us at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!"

    - The Tablescaper

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  27. Magali, I loved all the tours, and the fainting one was very memorable. Though my body can't move if I have to be outside and it is below 50, so I empathize from the opposite end of the spectrum.

    So beautiful. XOXO

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  28. Catching up with what I've missed, Magali. These images are so dreamy. You are so lucky, my friend.
    Please don't count me in the giveaway. I am much too far. I'm actually wondering what cloud your tags might be flying on to you now. :) I sent them a couple of days before Christmas. Let me know when you get them.
    Off to see a few more of your lovely pics.
    xoxo's

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  29. Hello Magali, I receive your updates via email. Yours is my favourite French blog, as I am hoping to move to France from the Uk very soon and I particularly love that you write each sentence in English and French as this really helps me in my pursuit to learn the language. Regards, Julie x

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    1. Julie,
      I'm glad you enjoy reading the blog. If you ever need any help with something when moving, please feel free to email me!
      Magali

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  30. What a wonderful post--I love all the pictures and your comments! I uses a regular plain calendar on my bulletin board to stay on top of things, but I am also a huge list-maker. I have little bits of paper where I keep lists of work and projects that I want to get done, and it makes me very happy to cross something off the list as done! I have finally gotten a little notebook to keep all my little papers gathered together in one place. It doesn't work for me to try to do this on a computer--I much prefer writing by hand.

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  31. Well, I need to go and read some of the posts I missed. I have a lovely old drawing of Mont Saint-Michel on my wall and I'm wondering why you fainted !
    I check out the changing pictures on my blogroll, but I also follow you by e-mail.

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  32. Magali, I always look forward to each new post and love the changes you have made to your cottage. The countryside and pictures you have taken are wonderful; even the ones you think are poor quality. Thank you for a beautiful blog.
    Sandra

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  33. such beauty thanks so much for sharing with us I look forward to more Happy 2014

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  34. Love traveling around with you, Magali! It's great collection of tours!

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  35. What beautiful travels . It's amazing you have all of that close to you. Thanks for sharing.
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to travel with me!

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  36. Magali,
    I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home! Beautiful travels!
    Sherry

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    1. And thank you for featuring my post! I feel so honoured!

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  37. I have been totally smitten with all-things-French. I just discovered you so I want to poke around if you don't mind. I am a food blogger, but love to find my way around other countries. I have found so much inspiration.

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  38. what wonderful travels! I always love to see your photos....but have never given them as much weight as I have now. we have just booked our travel for the spring, and we will be spending a week in paris, and then a week traveling Normandy/Brittany/mt st Michel. give me some specifics of what I need to know, please! I can't wait to see your gorgeous seaside!

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  39. Oh what a great journey. I love to visit old castle so this was such a treat. I love France. It is full of history, beauty and amazing food. How fortunate you are to be surrounded by such spectacular places. Thank you for taking us along. I am your newest follower. I hope you can follow back.

    Fondly,

    Janet,
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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