The lads from Mauron

Where we have our house in Mauron Brittany I have always been fascinated by a war monument which lies just outside the town. The names of three American service men and one local French man are inscribed. They lost their lives on the August 3rd 1944 as the allies liberated Brittany. I have begun researching … Continue reading The lads from Mauron


Summer news!

Lest we forget today August the 6th is the anniversary of the first atomic bomb being used. The bomb was dropped by the crew of the Enola Gay of the United States Air Force on the Japanese City of Hiroshima 1945 with devastating and long term horrific circumstances. In 1984 I wrote my award winning … Continue reading Summer news!

Oradour Sur Glane

"Lest we forget."  Souviens- toi!  Seventy years ago today in a sleepy, quiet town called Oradour Sue Glane tucked away in the calm countryside of south west France a terrible tragedy was about to unfold.  It was a Saturday morning and school would finish early that day. The hotel was looking forward to guests arriving … Continue reading Oradour Sur Glane

Friday 13th!

Friday 13th has always been seen as unlucky. Its roots come from the fact that there were thirteen people present at Our Lord's Last Supper and Jesus was betrayed by Judas. Consequently it has always been seen as inviting 13 to dinner as bad luck. Likewise there are many roads that do not have the … Continue reading Friday 13th!