On a very wet, windy,cold day I went to mass to receive the ashes which is a reminder of our mortality. "From dust thou came and to dust thou shalt return," was the phrase often used by the priest, however, these days, like today the priest said, "Repent and believe in the Gospel." Now forty … Continue reading Ash Wednesday Le jour des cendres.
Today is the last day of Christmas! I know it's hard to believe but the season of Christmas lasts forty days and forty nights. Why is it called Candlemas Day or La Chandeleur in France? Traditionally in the liturgical calendar this is the day when Our Lord, Jesus, as the first new born male was … Continue reading La Chandeleur Candlemas Day.
February 14, 2018 On a very wet, windy,cold day I went to mass to receive the ashes which is a reminder of our mortality. “From dust thou came and to dust thou shalt return,” was the phrase often used by the priest, however, these days, like today the priest said, “Repent and believe in the … Continue reading ASH WEDNESDAY LE JOUR DES CENDRES.
It’s late on Christmas Eve and although we are all very tired we are still all excited here at Chateau de Brum! Napoleon has been in the kitchen all day busily preparing Le repas de Noel! Josephine has arrived on the London train. She’s exhausted after shopping on Oxford Street with other ladies of various … Continue reading Happy Christmas from Chateau De Brum!
Hi everyone, just to let you know that Santa is doing well. Did the Crown Plaza, Birmingham on Saturday night for a SPICE Christmas party after entertaining children in my grotto at the Soft Play centre Great Barr. A couple of busy weeks coming up but it's not too late too book! Check out my … Continue reading Santa’s coming to town!
Father Martin had a good pre All Saints Eve weekend with two performances one in a Polish cafe the other in a Victorian cellar! He also made a promotional film so watch this space! Tomorrow is All Saints Day so let us think about our loved ones that have gone before us. I know that … Continue reading All Saints
Ah mes amis, Ca va? I read with interest Kim Wilsher’s article in Sunday’s « Observer » entitled, “Cruel despot or wise reformer? Napoleon’s two faces go on view! Soon a huge art exhibition will open in the Musée des Beaux Arts, Arras, France to convince people that I was more a statesman than a war monger! … Continue reading Napoleon goes back to school.
I had a little grin on my face when I found this picture today... It's a photo of press publicity when I won the award for the production of 'Buckets of Sunshine'. Good memories of the good old days :).
Bonjour mes amis, Today, I have some really good news I'd like to share with you! A few days ago, I have received recent news from the 'Awards For All' scheme (Big Lottery Fund) that our application for funding was successful for the production costs of my play ‘Les Vaches dans le champ.’ This means … Continue reading Hurray – My Play is Funded!
On the 31st July 1917 at 3.30am as dawn broke over the medieval town of Ypres a bloody battle unleashed that would last three months till 10th of November and leave over half a million of soldiers dead, injured or missing. Hades visited earth for those months as the senseless slaughter continued. The allies objective, … Continue reading The tragedy Passchendaele