Napoleon Bonaparte … a strange fact about him …

  Many facts there are about Napoléon Bonaparte : about his life, his battles, his death. Here though is the strangest of all facts about him. Napoléon was born on 15/08/1769. He died on 5/5/1821. He had lived for 51 years, 8 months and 21 days. Put those together 51821. And what do you get? 51821, […]

How to ripen an avocado …

  Does it also make you so angry that one cannot find in the shops a ripe avocado? In other words, an avocado one can eat on the very day one buys it. Well, I have a trick to ripen a non-ripe (hard) avocado quickly. This is what you do: Wrap it in newsprint and […]

Assistance offered with writing … Look no further …

Hi, You want to write a book but you are uncertain about how to get started. I will advise you, just as I have helped many others. I also offer my services as a Copy Editor and a Proof Reader. All you would have to do would be to email me your document in Word.  […]

RASPUTIN … 100 YEARS DEAD … on 30 DECEMBER 1916 he was assassinated …

Today – December 30 – in the year 1916 in Saint Petersburg, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin, known as ‘The Mad Monk’ was assassinated. (It was December 17 in Russia which was still using the Old Style – Julien – calendar, which was two weeks behind the new – Gregorian – calendar used in the West.) The […]

Putin une menace ? … Putin un autre Stalin ? …

Êtes-vous d’accord ou en désaccord avec l’évaluation de certaines personnes (Obama etc) concernant Vladimir Putin : il est un dictateur, une menace pour la paix et rien que un nouveau Stalin ? Oui ou non, lisez ce roman Pour L’Amour d’un Poète. Vous pouvez l’acheter sur le site amazon.fr.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

Putin to be feared? Putin the bad man? … What to say about Stalin …?

Do you agree that Vladimir Putin is a very bad man? Do read the novel ‘FOR THE LOVE OF A POET’ set in Stalin’s Russia and which tells of how the Soviet Union’s artists and intellectuals were persecuted under Josef Stalin. The book in Kindle and Paperback is available on all AMAZON sites.   Tweet […]

BARBIZON … ALL ABOUT ART AND OLD WORLD CHARM …

    The village of Barbizon – le village des peintres as it is called in French – is Beautiful: with a capital B. Sixty-one kms (38 miles) north of Paris, artists – Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Decamps, Daubigny and Diaz de la Pena to name only them – came here in the mid to late […]

LEONARDO’s ‘SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST’ RESTORED … BUT MAN OR WOMAN …?

    ‘The painting is brand new’, is how Paris’s Louvre Museum describes the restored Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500+-year-old masterpiece, Saint Jean-Baptiste – Saint John the Baptist. Painted around 1517, the 69 cm x 57 cm (27.16 in x 22.44 in) oil on walnut-wood Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, has been undergoing years of ‘behind the […]

PARIS METRO AND RER… THE BEST AND THE WORST LINES …

  Should you live in Paris or in France, or planning to visit Paris, you will undoubtedly at some time get on to a Metro or RER train. Not so? Now, for the first time Citymapper  has done a survey of the regularity of Paris’s Metro and RER trains.  The RER is the metro trains […]

Picasso-Giacometti Exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris … Wonderful …

  If you are going to be in Paris this Christmas Festive Season, you ought not to miss the exhibition currently at the Picasso Museum. It is the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition: it had opened to crowds on Tuesday, October 4 this year (2016) and runs through to Sunday, February 5, 2017. The half-term school holidays in […]

STEALING PICASSOS … 271 PICASSOS IN THE GARAGE … BUT WERE THEY GIFTS AS CLAIMED ? …

  In 2010 I wrote about the 271 Picasso artworks a French couple – Pierre and Danielle Le Guennec – had stored, maybe hidden, in the garage of their villa in the town of Mouans-Sartoux in the Province-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) region of France. Monsieur Le Guennec, then 71, a retired electrician, told the police, called […]

The murder of the Iraqi-born British Al Hilli family … nowhere near being solved …

Murder, though it hath no tongue, will speak with most miraculous organ, wrote Shakespeare in ‘Hamlet’. So often this is proven correct. Now again, with the slaughter of this holidaying British family – the Al-Hillis – on a forest road near to the Upper Savoy (Haute-Savoie) town of Chevaline in September 2012, murder, despite having […]

VINCENT VAN GOGH … NEEDS SAVING …

Each year from the beginning of April to the beginning of November some 250,000 people come to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise. Some come bearing a bouquet of flowers: mostly these are yellow – sunflowers. These, they will lay on a grave. The grave, against a wall and covered in ivy, is nothing extravagant: two men […]

Rue Le Sueur … no Paris street more sinister …

  I wrote a piece about this Paris street on the following two sites: English Informer in France and English Informer in the UK In a townhouse on this street a serial killer had slaughtered hundreds.   Tweet #MarilynZTomlins

PROSTITUTION IN PARIS … ILLEGAL … BUT VERY MUCH PRACTISED ….

  Every day, and every night, women and men are being paid for sex here in Paris. This is because the April 14 2016 law which fines those that pay for sex, is not working. “I am the owner of my apartment,” one female prostitute says, “so let the law prove that a man having […]

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