Springsteen, French Travels, Cricket and Brief Encounters My NEW Blog Page

I note that recently ‘The Boss’ was 71. I have seen Springsteen many times over the years and had the pleasure of meeting him on one occasion. It made me recall the number of times I have met well known people on my travels – right place, right time. Hope you enjoy this recollection centeredContinue reading “Springsteen, French Travels, Cricket and Brief Encounters My NEW Blog Page”

NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France

I was reminded of an experience we had in Southern Ireland in Wicklow south of Dublin a few years earlier. We were briefly in a rural village that had a circular green around an old monument and around this green there came a battered old Volvo car with an equally battered radio blaring out fromContinue reading “NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France”

NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France

I was reminded of an experience we had in Southern Ireland in Wicklow south of Dublin a few years earlier. We were briefly in a rural village that had a circular green around an old monument and around this green there came a battered old Volvo car with an equally battered radio blaring out fromContinue reading “NEW BLOG Lunch with the locals at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France”

D-Day 6th June 1944 and a poignant visit to Normandy

I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just on Omaha Beach where the soldiers landed. I confess that I have a love of history and especially in the period of time in France that covers the occupation andContinue reading “D-Day 6th June 1944 and a poignant visit to Normandy”

Springsteen, French Travels, Cricket and Brief Encounters

I note that recently ‘The Boss’ was 71. I have seen Springsteen many times over the years and had the pleasure of meeting him on one occasion. It made me recall the number of times I have met well known people on my travels – right place, right time. Hope you enjoy this recollection centeredContinue reading “Springsteen, French Travels, Cricket and Brief Encounters”

Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here

Lovely Pont-Aven France which is synonymous with Gauguin who lived and painted here despite the derision and hostility of the residents. Today’s residents are proud of the association and market his presence widely throughout the town. Gauguin particularly upset the locals by parading his Javanese mistress Anna who adorned herself with her pet monkey. ThisContinue reading “Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here”

Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share

I have been fortunate enough to be featured this week in Authors Showcase and my memoir is about a visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just onContinue reading “Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share”

Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share

I have been fortunate enough to be featured this week in Authors Showcase and my memoir is about a visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just onContinue reading “Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share”

Sunday Lunch time at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France

I was reminded of an experience we had in Southern Ireland in Wicklow south of Dublin a few years earlier. We were briefly in a rural village that had a circular green around an old monument and around this green there came a battered old Volvo car with an equally battered radio blaring out fromContinue reading “Sunday Lunch time at Le Chantier St Philibert Brittany France”

Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here

Lovely Pont-Aven France which is synonymous with Gauguin who lived and painted here despite the derision and hostility of the residents. Today’s residents are proud of the association and market his presence widely throughout the town. Gauguin particularly upset the locals by parading his Javanese mistress Anna who adorned herself with her pet monkey. ThisContinue reading “Pont Aven Brittany France Gauguin and others painted here”