Biography

Hello ABC Tales

*/ Hi, I’m new to writing and new to ABC Tales. My name is Gabriel but anyone who knows me calls me Gabby. According to my friends, I’m a friendly,...
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1967 - THE SUMMER OF LOVE - PARIS HERE I COME

CITY OF DREAMS The train ferrying me from Brittany to Paris was quite crowded, much more like the train journeys through my home town of London. I...
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1967 - THE SUMMER OF LOVE - LA BELLE BRETAGNE

EN FAMILLE I sat rather trepidaciously on the train heading for Saint Brieuc, in Brittany, where I was to be met and taken to my next host family in...
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1967 - THE SUMMER OF LOVE - TOURING TOURAINE

THE LOIRE VALLEY Eventually the Cours de vacances drew to an exhausting close, and It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I set off with a...
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Chasing Winners

I am a compulsive gambler. I always will be despite being ten years clean. This piece was written for the many who still chase 'the big win' only to fail once again.

1967 - THE SUMMER OF LOVE - LILLE UNIVERSITY

SETTLING IN Having just about survived the crossing from Dover to Boulogne-sur-mer, a great trial for me, always having hated and feared water and...

A MOTHERS WEDDING SPEECH FOR HER DAUGHTER

A MOTHERS SPEECH When Elise first met Christopher at Evolution.. She said he was a good looking Barman with prospects, but I'm guessing more like he...

THE LAST DANCE

Dear Northern Diary.. Sitting in the morning sun, with a gentle breeze wafting around my face, looking out over the technicolor pots of azaleas in Pa...

One Chance And I Blew It

One Chance And I Blew It Dear Mum, I never told you just how much I loved you and now I cannot. Born when neither of you expected me, I was a child...