Believe it or not, ‘Little Britain’ is one of the many names given to the French region of Brittany. This ties in with the French name for it, ‘Bretagne’, as compared to their name for Great Britain, ‘Grand Bretagne’. Settled by migrants from Cornwall and other Celtic regions of the British Isles, Brittany has its own distinct identity and even has its own language, Breton (or Brezoneg) which is very similar to Cornish.
I recently visited on a family holiday, staying in the region known as ‘Cornouaille’ in the south west of Brittany, near the city of Quimper. Some photos are online on my site, and all are available to buy as prints. Please feel free to have a browse by clicking here.
I’ve been to loads of places in 2010, as regular followers of this blog will be aware. Here, for those who are new, and anyone else who might be interested, is a selection of shots from each of the countries, cities and counties I’ve been lucky enough to visit.
Cornwall is England’s most westerly county, and St Just its most westerly mainland town. This year my family and I visited the historical tin and copper mining area around St Just with some friends, and spent time exploring some of the astonishing coastline with its wild open moorland, fertile valleys and abandoned mining buildings. And, of course, that sea.
To recover from my visit to the Lake District, but primarily in order to have a holiday with my family, we all travelled down to Cornwall for a week to stay near the town of Mullion on the Lizard peninsula. A smaller collection of photos this time (this WAS a family trip) but there are some here I really like.