US Troops landing in Normandy, 6th June 1944. The liberation of Europe had begun.
oday on the Feast day of St Augustine sees the anniversary of the tragic case of Mary Ashford who died under mysterious circumstances in 1817. The case, which was never solved changed English law forever. 157 years later a young woman called Barbara Forrest was killed on the same day, same area with a plethora … Continue reading Unsolved mysteries!
Cider and Flowers
Final draft! I woke up this morning and it was lovely to see a bright, beautiful day as the sun shone on the blossom. This reflected my happiness as the day before I finished the final draft of my play, Cider and Flowers! It tells the story of the three American soldiers, Captain Charles Roodman, … Continue reading Cider and Flowers
I had a great evening last night at the readthrough of Mike Bower's new play, 'Betrayal.' It was an enjoyable evening, so pleased I was part of it. It's a very good piece of writing and I look forward to seeing it developed and eventually produced. Well done, Mike!
Grand Slam won in Dublin!
What a great weekend for the Irish. Galopin des Champs, an Irish horse and an Irish jockey win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham, then best of all we win the rugby, obtain the Grand Slam in Dublin for the first time! Yes, the Guinness was flowing!! Well done, lads!
Napoleon celebrates St Patrick’s Day!
To celebrate St Patrick's Day tomorrow I'm reposting my video of Napoleon celebrating St Patrick's Day with his good friend, Brendan from Chateau de Brum! Happy Saint Pat's! Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit! Here's the link https://youtu.be/Ek6Ww5h20qM
World Book Day
It has been quite a busy week. For World Book day on Thursday I was asked by my publisher, Brewin Books to attend promotion and book signings at the Touchwood Shopping Centre at Solihull. If anyone would like to place an order for any of my books please don't hesitate to ask!
Showtime! Live acting!
Great night last night, performing in Andy Spencer's 'The Magic Lantern, A wondrous journey through Time,' held at the Assembly Rooms in Sutton Coldfield. I had five parts and five costume changes! Both performances were well attended with wonderful feedback. Many thanks to the troupe: Pat, Andy and Michael Spencer, Debra Meftah, (great to work … Continue reading Showtime! Live acting!
Notre Dame de Lourdes. Our Lady of Lourdes.
On the 11th of February 1858 the Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near the small of Lourdes in south west France. The Virgin became known as Our Lady of Lourdes which is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary recalling her apparitions in 1858 in the grotto at Lourdes, France to Saint Bernadette … Continue reading Notre Dame de Lourdes. Our Lady of Lourdes.
Happy New Year. Bonne année
Happy New Year to all and thank you for supporting me with my creative projects, my plays, my latest book and performing. Let's hope that 2023 brings us creative success and satisfaction as well as health and happiness in our lives and those of our families. God bless you all. Pxx