Let’s celebrate! The French national holiday of Bastille Day—celebrated each year on July 14, or le quatorze juillet - takes place on Wednesday. As Covid restrictions are being lifted, we are looking forward to enjoying some social and emotional freedom. To mark the day, we shall show again the 2020 Napoleon video celebrating Bastille Day. … Continue reading Le Quatorze de Juillet. Bastille Day!
June 10th sees the anniversary of the tragedy of Oradour Sur Glane. 77 years ago the tranquil town of Oradour Sur Glane in South West France was the victim of a terrible massacre by the Nazis. 642 people, men, women and children were killed that day. For those that follow my blog you know that … Continue reading Oradour Sur Glane
May 26, 2021Edit May 27th sees the anniversary of Mary Ashford who died under mysterious circumstances in rural Warwickshire in 1817. The mystery has intrigued, baffled historians, writers and detectives for over 200 years. My book, ‘One Morning in May’ brings the case afresh seen through the eyes of Father Martin and Anglican priest who … Continue reading One Morning in May
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!