Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

A little over 10 miles from Duxford, you'll find the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial.  Once America entered the Second World War in December 1941,  air, ground and naval forces began streaming into the United Kingdom.  The US commitment to freedom and democracy brought more than 3 million Americans to our shores during the Second … Continue reading Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

A Return to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

Our first outing of the Summer holidays was a return to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, where we found much better weather than last year.I actively didn't take that many photos, just enough for a scrapbook page and I enjoyed not looking at things through a viewfinder.As I said last year, the museum has … Continue reading A Return to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018

Everything I read this month was on the Kindle, which was a little disappointing.  I don't ever want to prefer reading via a Kindle over a 'proper' book.  My problem is that our bookshelves are jammed pack, full almost to the point of overflowing, so there's a no-book-buying embargo just now.  And our library has … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading July 2018

Football Fever

The FIFA World Cup has rolled around again and England has surpassed expectations.  We have followed the progress of Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and the squad with excitement and a certain amount of disbelief.  The Colombian threw her country's team shirt into the mix ...… and against the odds, Colombia became England's opponents in the … Continue reading Football Fever

RAF100 | The Official Birthday Parade

Today is the day the Royal Air Force officially marks its 100th birthday. The Mall in London is suitably dressed for the occasion and, according to the Royal Air Force's website, "over a thousand servicemen and women will take part in a parade on The Mall at 11:25am.  Then at 1:00pm witness the historic flypast … Continue reading RAF100 | The Official Birthday Parade

Photography Scavenger Hunt 2018 | Link-Up #1

Mary Lou of Patio Postcards is again hosting the Photography Scavenger Hunt this year and today is the first official link-up.  You can find this summer's list here. Here are my first few finds: 1.) The Rosiness of Red: Tomatoes on bruschetta. 3.) A Framed View: The Best Friend posing with the GoGo Getaway frame. … Continue reading Photography Scavenger Hunt 2018 | Link-Up #1

Jersey | The Jersey War Tunnels

The Jersey War Tunnels were built by slave labour during the German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War.  Originally built as fortifications for Hitler's plan to turn the Islands into an 'impregnable fortress', orders came in 1943 to turn the tunnels into an underground hospital (at this point in the war, … Continue reading Jersey | The Jersey War Tunnels