I was wondering what was happening in Europe in 1840, and what was life like. The year that Monet and my favourite author Thomas Hardy were born.
In France The Belle Poule brought Napoleons remains back from Saint Helena to Le Havre.
In Belgium the saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax, in the UK the RSPCA was formed, the lovely summertime drink Pims was invented. The postage stamp was introduced, the first, the Penny Black. Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. Scarlet fever was rife and in 1840 at least 20,000 people died of the disease in Britain!
Oh and Adelie land was discovered, Mr Sarkozy is the President and the language spoken is French, it is close to Porquoi Pas Point! discover Adelie Land cute penguins here.
Blu's beautiful views, in Monet's garden
Besoin is the French word for want or need.
Affranchissement is the French word for postage.