Santa has been busy as we get nearer to the magic of Christmas! Here's a lovely photo of Santa with his Elves in his North Pole grotto. Santa and his helpers will be entertaining the children at the Soft Play Centre, Great Barr, Birmingham till Saturday 22nd of December.
A great feast day today celebrating Our Lady, MAry, especially if you live in Lyon where residents light candles in their windows, "les illumieres de huit decembre." The story goes that according to tradition the plague was rapidly approaching Lyon so the people of the city prayed to Our Lady and the pestilence stopped and … Continue reading The feast of the Immaculate Conception.
How would you like Santa to come especially to your home, party or festive Yuletide gathering? Contact Patrick his Chief Elf for bookings and further information.
Although a little early Santa came to Erdington Town Centre on Saturday to switch on the Christmas lights. He met lots of very excited children with happy parents, photographs were taken and chocolate given and they are looking forward to seeing him on Christmas Eve. He was dancing in the street listening to the great … Continue reading Santa Claus has come to town!
This for me sums up the most poignant image of Remembrance Sunday.
So many emotions today. A mixture of emotions, sorrow, anguish yet also and I have to be honest, anger when I think of such a tragic waste of life. We must always remember, commemorate all those that died, many of them so young for their supreme sacrifice however we must always be vigilant and work … Continue reading Remembrance Day. “Lest we forget.”
Great night out on Wednesday as I performed as Father MArtin for the Green Agers at the parish hall, MArston Green, Warwickshire telling spooky tales from my ghost story books. The room was full and buzzing and I had the pleasure of a friendly and attentive audience. All good spirited fun! Her's a couple of … Continue reading Halloween Night, Marston Green!
My 12 year old son and I travelled to London on Saturday to take part in the march for a People's Vote regarding the UK leaving the European Union. It was a lovely warm day, and we were amazed at the amount of people that gathered at Hyde Park. We had to wait two hours … Continue reading People’s Vote. London 2018
Bonjour mes amis, Just returned from a delightful morning at Coleshill Town Hall where I had been invited to perform "Napoleon" for the University of the Third Age. There was a large lively audience and Napoleon was warmly welcomed, there was much laughter and banter and great fun as one the U3A members played Josephine! … Continue reading Napoleon is back!
As the night's draw in and the winds sweep the leaves from the trees the evening of All Hallows approaches. This is the time for gathering by the warmth of the fire and the telling of stories, stories of mystery and suspense. Why does Lady Bagot walk abroad? And why is the old air field … Continue reading Father Martin’s Tales