Category: my journal

Entertaining friends – a creative act of love

For the past 16 years, I have kept a Hostess Book which capture the many dinner parties and celebrations held in my various homes, both as a divorcee, a married  woman and, finally, as a widow. When I was married to my lovely Frenchman,  Olivier, dinner parties were grand occasions and the order of les rapas […]

Saturday February 24th, 2018 in my journal | No Comments »

Late-summer garden brings joy and pride

It’s best to be honest about my garden which spreads around my newish home in Belair. Probably, it’s about 600 square metres in size and gives me immense joy. However, I must quote words from Charles Barr published in a little anthology Up The Garden Path by Laura Stoddart where he is quoted as saying:  […]

Tuesday February 20th, 2018 in my journal | No Comments »

Bastille Day brings valuable radio talk

Bastille Day was a great chance to promote my new memoir Farewell My French Love, when I wrote and did a media distribution on a funny take on the French people and their idiosyncrasies.  And how lucky was I when the popular Sydney radio station, 2UE, picked up my release and telephoned for a chat […]

Tuesday July 25th, 2017 in absolutely french, my journal | No Comments »

A Giant Leap into the New Media

Delighted to share this YouTube video teaser which captures the funny side of my bitter/sweet memoir Farewell My French Love – how my travels through France with my Sydney friend Jane revealed profound differences over glorious French food. So proud of my grandson Samuel who filmed our “discussion” over a glass of wine in Chez […]

Friday June 16th, 2017 in my journal | No Comments »

Accolade in OZ review for FMFL memoir

      Am over the moon that Australia’s national paper, The Australian, ran a review on my memoir Farewell My French Love last weekend.  Published by Harlequin’s new arm HQ non-fiction, it was one of four reviews under the heading “Intrepid Women of the World.”  I was one of those four women. And it […]

Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in my journal | No Comments »