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Happiness is...

… being together with your love in the gorgeous village of Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, France.

Copyright Marion Driessen


France: Diversity has priority over murder.

I haven’t covered all of the attacks recently in Europe. They are so frequent now it’s difficult to keep track of all of them.

The attacks happen because the system wants to keep the status quo which happens to cultivate terrorism. 387 more words


Priest Martyred in Normandy

I fully expected to wake up to news of another terrorist incident yesterday. However, it wasn’t until I was just about to leave for work that the reports of yet another killing started to trickle in. 159 more words


Our day at Le Village Enchante

Today we made our way to the Enchanted Village, a short 30 minute drive through lovely villages.

It’s perfect for my two aged 2 and 4, it’s small and friendly with a few choices of little fairground rides, bouncy castles and trampolines but its main attraction is the forest and walks. 139 more words



Having just arrived home from a wonderful fortnight in Normandy, I thought it about time I return to the blog having not posted since before my first set of university exams. 296 more words


Peace the world cannot give.

Yesterday’s news of the martyrdom of Fr. Jacques Hamel in Rouen, France left me in tatters. Reading online commentary did nothing for my heart, either (not that it ever does). 947 more words