Archive: August, 2014

#Princess-Diana … 17 years ago she died …

On the day of Saturday, August 30, 1997, Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Al-Fayed arrived in Paris by plane from Corsica where they had ended their idyllic love cruise. That night – in the first minutes of Sunday, August 31, 1997 the car in which they were rear seat passengers crashed in a tunnel […]

BELLA … BELLA … WHAT’S IN A NAME? …

  English author John Needham has so liked my short story ‘Proof of Love’ that he has written about it on his website. You can read what this fine writer has written about my short story here and where a link will bring you back to this site where you can read the short story in full […]

PARIS-TOUR-GUIDES … YOU NEED A LICENSE TO BE ONE …

You see them – tour guides – all over Paris and at castles – chateaux – like Versailles, Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte, Malmaison and so on and so on, and museums like the Louvre and even in cathedrals like Notre Dame de Paris. You my sigh when you walk into a room of a chateau or museum […]

LIBERATION OF #PARIS FROM #NAZI-GERMAN OCCUPATION … 70 YEARS AGO … AUGUST 25 1944 …

  Parisians are beginning to return home from their summer holiday. They are complaining about the overcast Paris sky and having to put on a jumper. (There has been a drop in temperature in Paris and it very much feels as if autumn is here, at least not far away.) However, they are returning to […]

A SHORT STORY … ‘PROOF OF LOVE’ … FOR YOU TO READ … (COPYRIGHT: MARILYN Z. TOMLINS)

BY MARILYN Z. TOMLINS Bella Woolcock died three days ago. This is what the doctor told her sister-in-law. We all know that Bella died more than twenty years ago. The old woman they found in the bedroom of the small, untidy cottage was not Bella. Bella was beautiful and she was never going to grow […]

FIELDS OF GLORY … SURESNES AMERICAN CEMETERY AND MEMORIAL …

Close to Paris, on a hill named Mont Valerien there are 7.5 acres (3.0 hectares) which will forever be America. For 1595 Americans it will also be their earthly home forever. These are service men and women who had died here in Europe of wounds or illness, or at sea, in WW1 and WW2. Of […]

PICASSO MUSEUM IN PARIS … REOPENING … IN OCTOBER …

The wait was long – and it is not over quite yet. But, I am sure, on Saturday, October 25, I am going to say that it was worth waiting for. On that day Paris’s Picasso Museum is to reopen after a five-year closure for renovation. And on that day I will be there! That […]

A ROSE IS A ROSE IS A ROSE … TILL #NAPOLéON CALLED HER #JOSEPHINE …

  I will forgive you if you have never heard of Rose Bonaparte. You must though have heard of Josephine Bonaparte. To be exact of Empress Josephine Bonaparte, wife of Emperor Napoléon and thus France’s first ever ‘empress’. So there must be something in a name, because I am sure if this Rose had remained […]

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