The History Project | The Restart

Having told you recently that I planned to complete The History Project during the upcoming 100 Day Project, I've actually gone ahead and begun working on it again. Waiting for laundry presents a perfect opportunity It's been a lot of fun to spend time thinking about the first twenty years of my life. I've been … Continue reading The History Project | The Restart

Month in Numbers | November 2018

I probably write this every early December; how can we be heading towards Christmas?  But what about November?  Let's take a look at the numbers: 100 years since the Armistice ended the First World War.  Lest we forget. 20,633 was my highest daily step count total. 15 Christmas presents bought and wrapped ... some of … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November 2018

Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow

Sunday, 11th November 2018 marked the Centenary of the ending of the First World War.  We attended the service at our local war memorial and The Boy Child wore my old RAF beret.We planted two crosses of remembrance this year - one for Flying Officer Roy Stewart Wilson and one for my four of my … Continue reading Remembrance and Beyond the Deepening Shadow

Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

September meant that the Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness was approaching. It also meant that Shimelle was running her annual class, Learn Something New Every Day. Like last year, I’m recording what I’ve learned throughout September here. Day 21: Vacuum cleaners always break down at the most inopportune moment.  T'was ever thus. Day 22: … Continue reading Learn Something New Every Day | Days 21-25

1940s Weekend at Hughenden Manor

In mid-September, we made a return visit to Hughenden Manor for their 1940s Weekend.  We'd gone there for two reasons: 1) we like it there and 2) dogs are welcome.  But as luck would have it, Hughenden was hosting a 1940s Weekend. There were loads of people in vintage clothing - a lady who looked … Continue reading 1940s Weekend at Hughenden Manor

The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede

Sitting on a hill in a beautiful and tranquil part of Surrey is the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede.It commemorates more than 20,000 airmen and women who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe who have no known grave. As you wander … Continue reading The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede