Advent Calendar Day 21: The Advent Calendar by Geoff Le Pard

The Advent Calendar by Geoff Le Pard  ‘What is it, Mum?’ Emily Smith, 14 looked up from her book. Gilly, her mother said, ‘A parcel from Uncle Augustus. What’s he say? Dear Both. I’m so sorry to miss you this Christmas but I found this antique Advent Calendar in a strange little shop in Greater … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 21: The Advent Calendar by Geoff Le Pard

Advent Calendar Day 16: A Collage of Christmas Memories by S.D. Gates

A Collage of Christmas Memories by SD Gates The Holiday season for me is a like a collage of memories, all with different traditions. When asked to write this post by my friend Solveig, I had to dig deep into the recesses of my mind uncover the memories of my Christmases past. I suspect if … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 16: A Collage of Christmas Memories by S.D. Gates

Advent Calendar Day 6: Nikolaus I Still Believe!

Nikolaus I Still Believe! Saint Nicolaus Day has always been one of my favourite, favourite holidays! This means that I have books worth of memories that come with it, maybe not books, but I could do a several posts on the subject... Wow! What happened here? Outside of our apartment my tiny boots were overflowing … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 6: Nikolaus I Still Believe!

Fontaine de l’Étoile de Montaigu or The Fountain of Love a short story

Fontaine de l'Etoile de Montaigu In the heart of the French kings' hunting grounds one can, under contrition to keep the eyes and spirit open, come across a magical fountain or spring. It is the Fountaine de l'Étoile de Montaigu or in English: Fountain of the Montague Star.  Already the name is rich in beauty and fuels imagination... … Continue reading Fontaine de l’Étoile de Montaigu or The Fountain of Love a short story

Attention: Fairies, gnomes, dwarfs, and other magical creatures lurking everywhere

Attention: Fairies, gnomes, dwarfs, and other magical creatures lurking everywhere Austrian Adventures I am a bit short for words when it comes to writing about what I want to share with you today. Maybe it is just best that you see for yourself... With my mother and my daughter I went on a child friendly … Continue reading Attention: Fairies, gnomes, dwarfs, and other magical creatures lurking everywhere