Do you have a quotation you think of often? I have two quotations that I think about regularly. So regularly that they are on written on Project Life cards (from In A Creative Bubble, naturally) and stuck to the office window frame. “Be anxious for nothing” - this quotation is actually a verse in the … Continue reading What’s Your Go-To Quotation?
Which Book Could You Read Over And Over Again?
"People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had," she said quietly, staring into the embers. "They don't know what it was like, not being in a camp.A Town Like Alice My all time favourite novel is A Town Like Alice by Nevil … Continue reading Which Book Could You Read Over And Over Again?
Name The One Word That Describes You
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Sir Winston Churchill For me, it is resilience
Which Film or TV Series Have You Watched More Than 5 Times?
Which movie or TV series have you watched more than 5 times? Source Top Gun, the original film from 1986, is the film I have seen the most. So many times, I have lost count. It was released when I was serving at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire and I don't think there was anyone who … Continue reading Which Film or TV Series Have You Watched More Than 5 Times?
Kyiv Road | London’s Notting Hill
To mark one year since the invasion and in an act of solidarity with Ukraine, London's Westminster City Council has renamed one of its roads. Part of Bayswater Road in W2, between Palace Court and Ossington Street, is now named ‘Kyiv Road’ after the Ukrainian capital. Adam Hug, leader of Westminster City Council, explained the change: … Continue reading Kyiv Road | London’s Notting Hill
Wednesday Wisdom | 22 February
Highclere Castle "The business of life is the acquisition of memories." Mr. Carson, Butler, Downton Abbey
One Photo | Twenty Words
"When it's not always raining there'll be days like this ... Well my mama told me there'll be days like this."
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