Roy Stewart Wilson, service number 64904, was a pilot in the Royal Air Force and he died on 14 July 1941. He was just nineteen years old and the son of James and Eileen Wilson. I have no connection to him whatsoever. Yet on Sunday morning, I placed a cross at our local War Memorial in his honour (and … Continue reading We’ll Remember You
On the Happy Mail front this week, the Postie bought me a beautiful note from Julie (in response to Happy Mail I'd sent her). But as we all know, unsolicited Happy Mail is welcome, whatever the reason behind it. Despite the mizzle and wintry nip in the air this weekend, we wrapped up warmly and made the most of being outside. … Continue reading Memos: Mail: Me
During the recent half-term, we took a short road trip around the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire borders. Our third and final day was spent in Avebury, and unfortunately the weather was back to a mix of mist and drizzle. Would that be mizzle?The standing stones are very much part of the village and apparently they form the largest stone … Continue reading Half-Term Road Trip | Avebury
As we had a visitor staying with us over the weekend whom you might describe as a aviation and automobile enthusiast, Saturday saw us taking a short road trip to the Brooklands Museum. Brooklands, built in 1907, was the world's first purpose-built motor circuit and the home of British Motorsport and Aviation.During both World Wars, Brooklands was requisitioned by the Government … Continue reading This Weekend I …
It dawned on me recently that my top three favourite books are my top three for a reason. Sure, they're brilliantly written and one definitely counts as a modern classic, but the real reason I love them is because parts of my life are in them. I know that sounds a wee bit fanciful, but let me … Continue reading My Life in Three Books
The Year 6 trip to the RAF Museum? Doubly exciting when required to dress up as a wartime schoolboy evacuee.
Yesterday, I did something completely out of character.I approached two well-dressed young men and asked if they would like me to take their picture.I even suggested how they might like to pose.Let me explain ... I follow Heidi Swapp on Instagram and via her blog. As well as being what you might call a big noise in … Continue reading On a Random Mission
On Saturday, we made the trip out of London and up tothe Imperial War Museum, Duxford.It was a trip The Brainy One and I have talked about makingfor a number of years. We were always put off by how longwe would be leaving Max alone in the house for.But now ...We arrived 15 minutes before … Continue reading This Weekend I …
When you're done with sticking down photos, adding embellishments and composing the journaling in your head, does it still count as a scrapbook page if and when you realise that you haven't added any patterned paper? I have photos and (will have) words. I have plenty of colour on the page.And I have a dog.So, I'm going to say that … Continue reading What Constitutes a Scrapbook Page?
On the Saturday of the Easter weekend, we drove up to Northamptonshireto meet my brother at Sywell Aerodrome. To be honest, there's not much there unless you are an aviation enthusiast.But it turns out that lots of people are, as it was fairly busy. The flying highlight was the arrival of a privately owned Spitfire, which drew the … Continue reading Sywell Aerodrome