Archive: July, 2013

PRINCESS DIANA … HER SECRET CRUISE WITH DODI … JULY 31/AUGUST 6 … 16 YEARS AGO …

Today, 16 years ago – July 31, 1997 – Princess Diana flew with her lover Dodi Al Fayed in the Gulfstream of his father, Mohammed Al Fayed, to the French Riviera for a short and secret love cruise on Mr Al Fayed’s yacht, the Jonikal. The two had already spent a romantic weekend in Paris […]

CHEVALINE SHOOTING … SAAD AL-HILLI … SYLVAIN MOLLIER … (PART 12) …

Since the fatal shooting of Iraqi-born Saad Al-Hilli, his wife and her mother,and that of Frenchman Sylvain Mollier on September 5, 2012, and the attempted murder of the Al-Hillis’ 7-year-old daughter, many words have been written about this crime. I am sure that if you have reached this site and this thread you are interested […]

Princess Diana … 16 years ago … living her romance with Dodi Al Fayed …

  Sixteen years ago Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were living the last days of their life. Yesterday – July 27 – the two returned to London after a secret few days of love in Paris at the Ritz Hotel of which Dodi’s father was/still is the owner. The world media had not found […]

ZORBA THE GREEK … BOUBOULINA … LILA KEDROVA … A GRAVE IN PARIS’S RUSSIAN CEMETERY

  To me she will always be Bouboulina. This is Lila Kedrova. Bouboulina – Dame Hortense – she was in the 1964 movie Zorba the Greek of Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis. She, Bouboulina with the sharp little periwinkle-blue eyes, soft wrinkled wrists, little puckered lips and plump little arms, lover of admirals and guest house keeper […]

MURDER OF XAVIER BALIGANT … STILL REMAINS UNSOLVED …

  Two years ago today – July 19, 2011 – Belgian Xavier Balignant, 29, was shot to death. Mr Baligant, divorced, was driving home to the town of Pont-à-Celles in Belgium after a camping holiday in the Ardèche department of the French region of Rhône-Alpes. (France is divided into regions and each region into departments […]

CHEVALINE SHOOTING … SAAD AL-HILLI … SYLVAIN MOLLIER …(PART 11) …

  Since the fatal shooting of Iraqi-born Saad Al-Hilli, his wife and her mother,and that of Frenchman Sylvain Mollier on September 5, 2012, and the attempted murder of the Al-Hillis’ 7-year-old daughter, many words have been written about this crime. I am sure that if you have reached this site and this thread you are […]

THE SNAIL HUNTING SEASON … HAS OPENED …

  On Monday, July 1, the hunting season for snails opened. Yes, in France, there is a season for when one is allowed to go gather snails in the woods. Is that the good news? If you love Escargots de Bourgogne as I do, then it certainly is good news. However, the bad news aspect […]

THE DAY THE PARISIANS STORMED THE BASTILLE …

  If you happen to be in Paris, or for that matter anywhere in France this Saturday night – July 13 – you may well think that the French have either gone mad or bad, bad like they’ve grown to like their Beaujolais just a little too much. You will think this because you will […]

THE TITANIC EXHIBITION IN PARIS …

    On the night of April 14/15, 1912, the Titanic sunk on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. All of 1,514 of the 2,224 souls on board (passengers and crew) perished. Little did they think, those 1,514, living their final moments that one day, some hundred years later, the nightmare they were […]

CHEVALINE SHOOTING … SAAD AL-HILLI … SYLVAIN MOLLIER … (PART 10) …

      Saad Al-Hilli On Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – more than nine months ago –  the Iraqi-born Saad Al-Hilli was shot to death in Haute Savoie (Upper Savoy) in France. He, his family – wife, two small daughters and his mother-in-law – were on holiday in this very beautiful area of France. His […]

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