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home for christmas – final part

Here is the last part of my little Christmas tale.   In part one we saw Jen lose her job and decide to use the opportunity to make changes in her life; in part two she arrived in Paris to stay with her good friend Kath, a freelance pastry chef, and today we see how Jen makes her own new life in the city of Light.   I hope you enjoy this last chapter, thank you for your indulgence. Kath’s brunch was a major success, she received compliments on the food like never before and two new bookings...

home for christmas – part two

The second part of my little christmas tale.   Thank you for your kind comments,  if you missed the first chapterit you can read it here Her conversation with Françoise was the trigger that she needed.    Instead of feeling devastated about losing her job, she was fired up about the wide horizon of opportunities opening up in front of her.    She returned to her apartment that afternoon and quickly sorted through some paperwork, pulled out an old map of France, and most importantly drew up a...

home for christmas – part one

Here is a little tiny christmas gift for you.    I have written a short story, that will be published in several episodes between now and the beginning of the new year.  As always it is not supposed to be great literature, but just a bit of fun, to be enjoyed with a coffee and read bit by bit, or saved up and read in one go.   Thank you for your indulgence, I hope you enjoy my tale. …o0O0o… When the email pinged into her inbox at 3:25pm just two Fridays before Christmas, she opened...

the best day in her life – a story for the armistice

When war broke out in 1914, Aurélie was just 15 years old.  A pretty young girl, living on her parents’ farm in a green valley in Normandy. Pleasures were simple at the beginning of the century, the occasional family dinner, a village party, a harvest supper. Her father’s farm lay on the edge of the small unremarkable village.  She had received a succinct education from Mademoiselle Turpin, who taught the local  children how to read and write, with some rudimentary mathematics for...

coming together – a commemoration tale , part two

  Here – a day late – is the sequel to my tale that I started last week, you can read the first part HERE.   It is fiction based on some fact, as I really did have the privilege of meeting a couple like Henri and Odette, and they really did send wine to my table, where I was having lunch with American friends. The detail of the air crash and the young soldier victims is also true; in our valley there is a commonwealth graveyard, where 8 young men are buried, three from...

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