"Rainy Marriage, Happy Home!" It certainly rained on and off on our wedding day...
"Travel educates the young." Good one!
"Do more kindness than violence." Gosh yes, I should hope so... What's that stick for?
And now onto what I'm thinking of as animal fables, although I can't actually think of stories to go with all these stylish pictures.
The French really go a bundle on animal fables.
The boys have studied loads of them at school. Watch out, lamb!
"Entre loup et chien," perhaps? I well-remember my grandma teaching me that French phrase for the dusk - the time you couldn't tell the difference between a wolf and a dog. Spooky thought for a child, walking out in the evening with her grandmother... shades of Red Riding Hood, even in a Devon seaside town.
I looked this one up - it's a French poem.
Here are three houses from a 'Homes of France' set - to me they represent Lululiz, Elizabethd and our own family!
There's another set of French regional costumes, of which this one is my out-and-out favourite.
There are plenty of overseas links too - hello my Tasmanian friends!
Now, that was all sublime. Are you ready for the ridiculous?
Yup, a whole black and white set of landmarks of Belgium, including the well known Manneken Pis.