Ever since I took a class on the Normans a couple of years ago, I've been eager to go to Normandy. Finally the opportunity has come. We've got a cottage booked near Cherbourg, a map of France, and the most essential item: the Rough Guide to Normandy.
The dog is psyched. She likes old ruins, and beaches, and restaurants that allow dogs. This time she'll get to go in the Eurotunnel by train, something she's never done before. Her passport is ready—we printed number three, mainly because it fit the space better than the horizontal photos.
I'm trying to keep my agenda to a minimum, unlike other vacations where I've dragged everyone at breakneck pace from one site to another, day after day. I really just want to see the tapestry at Bayeux (which is actually an embroidery). I saw a replica in Reading, but it was so obviously a nineteenth century copy that I couldn't get too excited.
When I wrote about the tapestry for my class, I made some startling discoveries. The tapestry, as I posited, is actually a medieval potboiler—you can read it here (pdf). If you're a novelist, or a Norman historian, you might find it interesting.
There. That should give you something to do while I'm gone.
So, anyone know how to say "Are dogs allowed in this restaurant?" in French?