Yann's sister Anais (??? I hope I spelled that right.. I have about as much trouble with French names as the rest of the world does with mine) lives in an adorable neighbourhood in Folkestone, England. Picture a big, cottage-like home that has lots of trees and vines around it, in a neighbourhood of adorable brick houses and bright green, grassy lawns. I felt like I stepped into Wendy's house from Peter Pan! They live within walking distance of the ocean, and after taking a somewhat woozy ferry ride over Saturday night, we got up Sunday morning and went for a nice long walk. It actually lasted all day, and I got to see so many different beauties of Folkestone while we were out!
|Getting face-whipped by my hair and the weather on the ferry|
And some photos of our walk along the sea:
|Anais on the left and Margot!|
|Folkestone, aka the most homey and loveliest English town ever|
We stopped at this hilarious and amazing place for lunch called the Cabin Cafe, where all the semi-truck drivers stop in for refreshments and some good hearty English cooking. It had the coolest ambiance, and I had a "Full House" English breakfast while listening to a bunch of weathered old English men talk (not really understanding though, they had thick accents!) back and forth.
|hilarious old english guy had quite the character, I wish I'd had the nerve to ask him for a better photo|
|~~~~~ BEHOLD ~~~~~|
After our lunch we explored some more. It was getting cold and we'd been walking all day, so Theophane and Richard took the girls home by taxi, while Anais showed Yann, Marie Jo and I some more of Folkestone on our long, but lovely walk home.
|Remembrance Day yarn bombing: AWESOME|
Stopped for an afternoon espresso and tea!
|This was on a big read phone booth on which each little window had something written by a kid. This was one of my favourite ones. "Art is for everyone not just for smashing!" You tell 'em Kevin.|
Then Anais brought us to one of her favourite artworks you can find in Folkestone. I'll let Folkestone fill you in on that:
|hahahahaha this is just funny I mean come on|
|I GOT A TATTOO|
|The window into one of the most amazing thrift/vintage stores I have ever seen: "Skylarks"|
ps. totally kidding about the tattoo ;)
|Brb just wishing I was good at graffiti|
|"Women hold up half the sky" made me think of my Mum|
|When I grow up I want a black cottage with yellow trimming with an illegible Olde English paragraph on one wall|
|One of the few legible words on the wall, and also a relevant photo for life right now.|
|New tourist pose..?|
|Words and knick knacks on an old fishing cabin|
|weeee I'm cold|
|Yann exploring the beach|
|Anais takes shelter in the boat|