Today, 29th September is the Feast day of the the Archangels. Although there are seven we celebrate today the wonders of Michael, Raphael and Gabriel. I sent a "Happy Saint's Day" to all the people I know who bear those names. Celtic Christian tradition used to include St Uriel too.
Today is the first day of Autumn! It's been a busy summer. My book of ghost stories, 'Tales Yet to be Told' is having its final proof read and will then be ready for publishing! The second draft of my Opus Magnus, 'All My Pretty Ones,' the stage play is nearly completed. It that tells … Continue reading Autumn is here!
The 15th of August is the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary and is a popular holiday which is celebrated throughout Europe. Not many people know that it is also the birthday of the great Emperor, Napoleon! This year he celebrates the day at Chateau de Brum and this year Josephine has a special … Continue reading Napoleon’s Birthday Celebrations.
Today sees the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan where 75,000 people lost their lives. I wrote about this tragic incident in my play, 'Buckets of Sunshine.' The story was told through the voice of Father George Zabelka who was the chaplain to the 509 composite air group … Continue reading Anniversary of Hiroshima.
Let’s celebrate! Today is Bastille Day! But why is it celebrated? The French national holiday of Bastille Day—celebrated each year on July 14, or le quatorze juillet—may spell fireworks and a large military parade for some, but for most, it still marks the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in Paris, a grand fortress that … Continue reading Napoleon celebrates Bastille Day.
Napoleon is celebrating the battle of Waterloo! What's going on? Watch L'Empereur's video from Chateau de Brum and all shall be revealed! Here is the link! https://youtu.be/pUc5vPlNrTk A bientot!
Today sees the anniversary of the tragedy of Oradour Sur Glane, a sleep French village that was victim to a Nazi massacre on Saturday 10th June 1944. It is eloquently summed up by Sir Lawrence Olivier who narrated the memorable series, World at War. This is what he said, "Down this Road on a summer day … Continue reading Anniversary of Oradour Sur Glane.
Sadly, the commemorations for the 76th anniversary were postponed both in the UK and France due to Covid 19. However, let's not forget all those that landed on the Normandy beaches on June 6th 1944, many giving the supreme sacrifice. The invasion marked the beginning of the liberation of France and the defeat of Nazism. … Continue reading Anniversary of D Day.
My play, 'All My Pretty Ones,' which tells the tragic story of Oradour Sur Glane a French village that on June 10 1944 was destroyed by the Das Reich regiment of the SS. Every man, woman and child was slaughtered that day and there has never been a satisfactory answer to why the SS chose … Continue reading Enfin! My play on Oradour is finished!