Today the 8th of May sees the anniversary when Nazism was defeated in Europe. It is a day to both remember and celebrate. My mother was in London at the time and cycled from Hounslow with her friend, Tess to celebrate at Piccadilly Circus and then onto Buckingham Palace. Since that day there has been … Continue reading VE Day. Lest We Forget.
Tales Yet to be Told. Sutton Coldfield Amnesty International Group is producing an event - Voices for Change – on Friday 30th April 8.00pm an entertaining and thought-provoking evening of storytelling, poetry and music. A stellar line-up is planned including Birmingham Poet Laureate Casey Bailey and playwright, author and actor Patrick Hayes At ‘Voices for change’, … Continue reading Tales yet to be told
Bonjour mes amis, Easter Sunday tomorrow! I hope you are all looking forward to it. Here is the link for Napoleon's latest video where he tries to give up chocolate for Lent! Was he successful? Tap the link to find out! Happy Easter, Joyeuses Pâques. https://youtu.be/792_xTSWTaQ
Happy St Patrick's Day everyone! Hope you have a great day. Here is my latest YOUTUBE video for St Pat's day. Napoleon and his old friend Brendan celebrate this great day! Sláinte!https://youtu.be/Ek6Ww5h20qM
Bonjour mes amis, I know it is cold outside and le confinement continues, however this weekend sees St Valentine’s day, La fête de Saint Valentin. So to get in the spirit why not TAKE FIVE, make yourself a cup of tea, une tasse de thé and watch Napoleon’s latest video from Chateau de Brum where … Continue reading Napoleon and Saint Valentine’s Day!
Bonjour mes amis. A big thank you to all those who made last Thursday night's dramatised readings from my new book, Tales Yet to be Told, such a successful and memorable evening. Many thanks to Zoe Toft from FOILO at Sutton Library for organising it and to the wonderful actors Bella Hamblin and Amanda Vincent … Continue reading Tales Yet to be Told made real!
Today sees a meeting between Boris Johnson and Ursula Von de Leyen from the EU take place in Brussels. Whatever our particular persuasion I firmly believe that an agreement is essential for both parties. I have been praying to Our Lady, patroness of Europe for a positive outcome. I hope you will join me.
Today sees the feast of the Immaculate Conception, l’Immaculée Conception in French la Inmaculada Concepción in Spanish. In Catholic theology this is the day that we celebrate Mary being conceived without stain of sin. It has always been a very popular feast day throughout Europe and the world. In Lyon, France, the residents put candles … Continue reading Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Friday 13th of every month is the time that Lady Bagot walks abroad! Where? Pype Hayes Hall, Erdington otherwise known as the House of Thirteen Gables. Lady Bagot who was probably Dorothy Arden has been seen drifting across the bowling green and staring out of one of an upstairs windows in the hall.