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
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
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!
When my grandfather turned 70 years old, he invited us (his guests) to visit a boarding school. Strange thing to visit isn't it? Well this was not any boarding school, and my grandfather is a historian, so visiting a place packed with history was a natural thing to do. The Landesschule Pforta is located within … Continue reading Magic Library
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 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
Feeling something, some form of good vibration, that we, as adults could no longer feel.
"What is it?" the midwife asked S. after she laid screaming little one onto my chest. He checked. "A girl!", S. told us. I had just given birth to a screaming little baby, a girl. I had not known until then. During my pregnancy I did not want to know, if I was carrying a … Continue reading G is for Girl – A to Z Challenge April 2015
The Artist Magnetically attracted, she walked towards the woman sitting on a bench in the parc. As if she was an old acquaintance, an old friend, a member of our family. But no, it was only a stranger who had a magical attraction upon my daughter. My little one was just a few weeks over … Continue reading The Artist