Summer Road Trip 2022 | Tyne Cot Cemetery | Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery ... this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war King George V, 11 May 1922 Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground for the dead of the First World War in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. It is the largest cemetery for Commonwealth forces … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Tyne Cot Cemetery | Belgium

Summer Road Trip 2022 | The Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

The Menin Gate, Ypres The Menin Gate dominates Ypres and it is probably the one Great War memorial that most people have heard of. It is also probably the most visited Great War memorial on the Western Front (see my post here about the daily Last Post Ceremony). The Menin Gate was designed in classical … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | The Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

At 8pm each and every evening, buglers from the Ypres Fire Service hold an act of remembrance under the Menin Gate and play the Last Post before observing a minute's silence. This act of remembrance has occurred daily since 1929. The only time it has not happened is during the German occupation in WW2. The … Continue reading Summer Road Trip 2022 | Daily Act of Remembrance | Menin Gate | Ypres | Belgium

Weekday Walk | The Mayfair Art Trail 2022

South Molton Street The Boy and I walked the streets of Mayfair recently, following this year's Art Trail. It has to be said that it was quite a frustrating 90 minutes - many of the installations didn't appear to be where the map said they would be, it was quite peoplely and it was humid. … Continue reading Weekday Walk | The Mayfair Art Trail 2022

Desert Islands Discs | What Would Be On Your List?

I've been dipping into the vast archive of Radio 4's Desert Island Discs, available on demand via the fabulous BBC Sounds. I can recommend listening to Adele, Simon Reeve, Lyse Doucet and George Michael, to name a few. But I also got to thinking about which eight tracks I would choose to have on my … Continue reading Desert Islands Discs | What Would Be On Your List?

Me on Monday | 4 July

It was a another week of good weather. I went to the salon to have my eyebrows doneTilly went to the groomersI was upset at the news of Dame Deborah James. Her family shared a few final things from her: "Find a life worth enjoying; take risks; love deeply; have no regrets; and always, always … Continue reading Me on Monday | 4 July

Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book

Have you ever gone somewhere or eaten something simply because you read about it in a book? I did that in Jersey. Well, it was actually several places and one new-to-us food, and as we did them on my birthday, my guys grinned and bore it (bared it?). 🙂 I first read Just Haven't Met … Continue reading Exploring Jersey Through The Pages of a Book

For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2022

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin | Kindle | This is an uplifting, feel-good novel which whisks the reader through a whole range of emotions before building to a climax that ties things off just perfectly. I knew I was going to like it a few pages in when AJ, the irascible … Continue reading For the Love of Books | Currently Reading May 2022