National Army Museum

After visiting Carlyle's House, we had lunch at the Royal Hospital and then popped into the National Army Museum. We focused our attention on the temporary exhibition Special Forces: In the Shadows, which presents ideas of security and secrecy through the lens of the UK's Special Forces. It's a fascinating exhibition and one that makes me … Continue reading National Army Museum

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

Month in Numbers | July 2018

Did July turn out to be jubilantly joyful?  Let's see what the numbers say: 270 lengths of the pool at the gym. My highest daily step count was 24,898. Just 10 scrapbook pages made (and no TN spreads) this month. 34ºC: our highest temperature this month.  It's been incredible; surely on of the hottest Julys … Continue reading Month in Numbers | July 2018

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

Flywheel at Bicester Heritage

We recently attended the popular Flywheel event (formal name: the Classic and Sports Car Show) at Bicester Heritage and enjoyed a terrific day out.  Bicester is about an hour's drive North of London (and is also home to a shopping village) and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. As well as hundreds of classic … Continue reading Flywheel at Bicester Heritage