Category: Articles

PRINCESS DIANA … HER DEATH … ACCIDENT OR CRIME … AN ASSASSINATION? …

Laymen are unaware that, when at 4.25 p.m. on April 7, 2008, nine out of the eleven jurors at the Scott Baker inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, into the August 31 1997 deaths of Princess Diana and Mr. Dodi Al Fayed, pronounced their verdict as “unlawful killing, grossly negligent driving of […]

One of my paintings …

I mean I painted it … Yes, I also paint All my paintings are for the buying. Just drop me a line here or on marilynztomlins@orange.fr should you be interested.

DIE IN PARIS … a book for you …

This book of mine is, as is said on the cover, the story of France’s most notorious serial killer. He was MARCEL PETIOT. Here I must say — DR MARCEL PETIOT. Yes, Marcel Petiot was a medical doctor, and he was based in Paris in the years of WW2. I will repeat from my ‘Author’s […]

A Paris loo …

If there is one thing that visitors to Paris find hard to come to terms with it is the public toilet situation. There just aren’t many! Above as what a public toilet in Paris looks like these days. That it if you succeed in finding one. One good thing about them is that they are […]

MARILYN Z. TOMLINS …. MY BOOKS ….

Yes, I have had four books published — and I am busy writing a fifth …

CHEVALINE SLAUGHTER … AT LAST SOLVED … MAY-BE BUT MAY-BE NOT …

Since the 5 September 2012 shooting of the Iraqi-born Al-Hilli naturalised-British family near the town with the delightful name of Chevaline – it means horsemeat – here in France, we have not just once, but several times, learned that the French police are holding someone who could have been the one who had opened fire […]

SAAD AL-HILLI MURDER NO LONGER COLD CASE –

On Wednesday, September 5 of 2012, Iraqi-born but British-nationalised Surrey-based businessman Saad Al-Hilli, 50, on holiday in the Lake Annecy region in France, was brutally shot down. Saad (if I may call him that) was making an afternoon-outing in this beautiful eastern French region of lakes and hills and mountains and forests, so loved by […]

Paris’ Jardin des Plants expo – most beautiful – FRAGILE GIANTS

I am sure you will love the sculptures of bears and gorillas currently at Paris’ Jardin des Plants. The expo is free , as indeed is the public garden. The Jardin des Plants is open every day of the week from 7h.30 to 8 pm. This expo will be running through to October 18. (It […]

VINCENT VAN GOGH — 131 years ago he died … on this day 29 July …

On this day 131 years ago, Vincent, lying dying in the arms of his brother, Theo, was penniless. Today many have become billionaires out of him, and many will continue to do so. In pain, Theo holding him, he said: I want to die like this. Indeed he did. Theo too was at the end […]

Mesmerising majesty demands awe and respect

Sunflowers oil the delights of a summer day out – WHILE REMEMBERING VINCENT VAN GOGH (Here follows a guest post by Chris Aspinall. His blog can be read on http://indeepschiste.substack.com) IT is, I think, very easy to take the places where we live for granted. I may only have been in the Orb Valley for […]

Vincent van Gogh waiting in Auvers-sur-Oise

Are you one of the brave who despite Covid-19 will this summer of 2021 be coming to Paris? If so, then you will have to put the village of Auvers-sur-Oise on your agenda. Or rather you will have to put Vincent van Gogh on your agenda. Indeed, Vincent and Auvers are linked for eternity. It […]

FRANCE’S TOUR DE FRANCE CYCLE RACE:

(Here follows a Guest Post by Chris Aspinall) AMERICANS, it is said, cannot cope with the concept of cricket being a game that can last for five days. This week here in France, a single sporting event starts that lasts a month – and those competing don’t just appear for short periods, they’re putting their […]

NAPOLÉON … 200 YEARS AGO HE DIED … BUT HE IS NOT FORGOTTEN …

On Saturday, May 5, 1821 – 2oo years ago – Napoléon Bonaparte breathlessly whispered ‘Josephine’ and with a sigh his life ended. No greater Frenchman has there been than this man – you may not agree with me though – but now a virus which originated in China has robbed him of the honour his […]

PARIS’ NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL … A SORRY SIGHT DUE TO THE FIRE …

On Monday, April 15, 2019 – two years ago today – a fire broke out in Paris’ beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral. Since that day workmen have been restoring the cathedral. It will apparently take another two years before it will look as it did on that April day. I will not go into the reason […]

COVID-19 … and France …

Every day at 5 p.m. the French Ministry of Health issues the newest statistics for how this terrible virus is attacking France. At this moment – 09.30 Sunday 14/03/2021 these statistics are: TOTAL CASES : 4,045,319 DEATHS : 90,315 PATIENTS IN INTENSIVE CARE : 4,070 DAILY NEW CASES : WAS 29,759 ON SATURDAY, 13/03/2021 DAILY […]

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