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Friday, 21 August 2009


There are worse places to have a coffee.

In the town of St Mere Eglise in Normandy, there are many reminders of the Allied invasion. It was in fact the first town to be re-taken by airborne troups and JOHN STEELE(paratrooper) was unfortunate enough to get his parachute caught on the steeple of the church. He was left hanging there for a couple of hours. He had been shot through the foot and decided to play dead. After a couple of hours the Germans got him down and took him prisoner.

He didn't like it and escaped.

This is the Hotel De Ville and it was outside here that it all started.

There is also a museum well worth visiting.

This last picture shows the reconstructed inside of a Horsa Glider which brought in the airborne troops. Things like this are so amazing.

Anyway, after we had seen all these amazing things we went off into the town.

Believe me: John Steele was lucky he couldn't get down from the steeple to buy a coffee at the C47 Cafe.

It was £4 pounds each for the thinnest cheese and ham toastie I have ever seen in my life and £3 for the worst paper cup of dishwater called Cafe Latte anyone on this earth has got away with selling.

Maybe I should keep a coffee blog! The best I have found in Darlo is at The Imperial and a pretty good one is at The Arts Centre. Bishop hasn't produced one yet and Melbourne is sadly missed for its really great coffee everywhere.

Cheers Gillian


sue said...

See you have been spoilt with coffee after living in Melbourne Gillian. I would send you some over but I dont think it would be allowed would it. It is nice to see all your touristy spots too.

Heide said...

Well, the next time I'm there I'll definitely skip that establishment for coffee! I'm loving the pictures, please keep posting them for those of us who can't be on the vacation.