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!
Despite the Corona Virus and Napoleon having to self isolate at Chateau de Brum he has had the time to celebrate this year's very special VE Day! I hope that you enjoy his video. Follow the following link to view: Please feel free to share. https://youtu.be/BlXWdLMoJNg
The 8th of May this year sees the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. I know that the commemoration can be seen as divisive as it can be viewed as celebrating war and basking in ensuing glory. For me, it commemorates the immense sacrifices that so many people made including my … Continue reading Happy VE Day- Peace in Europe!
Happy Easter everyone although everything seems strange as the sun shines and the delights of spring are with us. We live during uncertain and frightening times due to COVID 19. However, as the Holy Father, Francis has said "Don't be afraid." Let us take hope in the resurrection of Jesus and LIFE has been … Continue reading Joyeux Paques! Happy Easter. Feliz Pascua!
I came downstairs to start the day and make breakfast. I took the bread and the croissants out of the wooden bread bin. There was white bread, brown bread, sliced and un-sliced, croissants, ones with currents in too as well as a couple of doughnuts. I bowed my head and said a prayer as I … Continue reading Give us this day, our daily bread.
Today, the 25th of March is the wonderful feast of the Annunciation when the Angel Gabriel visited Mary to announce that she was going to be the mother of Jesus. It is also known as Lady Day, traditionally the start of spring and the lambing season. The Magnificat is a famous canticle which is also … Continue reading The Feast of the Annunciation.
Today is the feast day of St Joseph, foster father of Jesus and patron of the church. He is often petitioned when you want to sell your house and also for a happy death! However, with the present crisis due to the Coronavirus I encourage you to pray to him. Here is a traditional … Continue reading St Joseph.