Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery

A short Metro ride from Downtown DC is Arlington National Cemetery, which is where the United States buries her war dead and military veterans (if that is what they/their family want).  The grounds cover 624 acres and there are 400,000+ graves.There are a few famous internees, and perhaps the most well-known one is President John … Continue reading Washington, DC | Arlington Cemetery

Month in Numbers | November

Hard to believe that we're welcoming the start of December and all things festive.  Let's see how November looked: 20,540: my highest daily step count of the month.  It was the day I walked around exploring Belgravia for two hours.  One: poignant act of remembrance.  My old RAF beret saw the light of day after more … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November

Memos: Mail: Me

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

Wounded: The Legacy of War

I met my he's-more-like-my-brother friend in town earlier today.We went to Somerset House to see the photography exhibition Wounded: The Legacy of War.The exhibition's photographer is Bryan Adams.And in a six-degrees-of-separation kind of way, one of the wounded he photographedis the husband of my cousin's best friend. There's no denying the images are hard-hitting and upsetting to … Continue reading Wounded: The Legacy of War

Trivia Does Not Belittle Remembrance

 I hesitated over the content of this post today.  It's very much a light-hearted post.And today is not a light hearted kind of day.Our Nation paused this morning to give thanks and to remember those who have given and continue to give their all in the defence of our country.For freedom.   As I listened to … Continue reading Trivia Does Not Belittle Remembrance