Belem, Michaelle Jean, Segolene and aliens wearing thongs…

It was caused for celebration yesterday in La Rochelle, it has been nothing less than 400 years since the first settlers made their way to Canada, “the New World”. Celebrations have been going on for a week here but yesterday was marked by the visit of Michaelle Jean, Segolene amongst other members of the French government, multi coloured aliens, the impessive Belem passed through the two towers for the first time in history and finally the departure of La Grande Traversee in an attempt to follow the trails of Samuel de Champlain eta: 24th June in Quebec…


  1. I am beginning to have some understanding now why so many Canadians belong to FMB…………. spooky.

    Ahem …………. why are there aliens there exactly? ……… not that I’m complaining you understand.

  2. hehe..DP: very obvious…they got the whole world attention…we all watched the Belem, the boats, Segolene and Michaelle but who did we snap the most???….

  3. so is the fact that Quebec insists on speaking French is down to the La Rochelle local council sending folk over there in the 1600’s? If so wow!!!!!!!!

  4. Absolutely!…I love the French Canadian accent it is really jolly!

  5. ehehe…trust me two years working alongside geordies…could not leave me unscathed…

  6. I lived and worked with geordies for a year when I was posted to Newcastle
    trรจs fabuleux, Iloved each and every moment there but I did need a translator lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I spent lots of time in Newcastle, always remembered these girls in summer dress in the middle of January! Had the wildest parties there too ….communication became irrelevant most of the time it is not like I made any sense either!

  8. hey there… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    i think those colourful aliens are interesting!! wonder if i have my grandma with me, and everything originally to be grey and brown and black… then suddenly one of this colourful aliens popped up from the many people there… hmmm, i wonder how she reacts! *giggles* ๐Ÿ™‚

    nice, nice!! *twirl*

  9. do you not like your granny then baby?…for a minute I wondered…hehe…I am just glad my mother in law was not there she would have soooo disapproved…

  10. Of course my picture of the aliens was far took time to take those shots you know, and a lot of close up with the zoom ๐Ÿ˜‰

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