Monthly Archives: December 2022

Going to Broodseinde

Christmas is past and thoughts turn to summer. Sailing from Rosslare to Cherbourg on 3rd June, I am planning to pay my respects at Juno Beach in Normandy before going to the Western Front. More specifically, going to Flanders, to … Continue reading

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Where would I go now?

During the past week, I have spent more time sleeping than awake. Even when up and dressed, I have contrived to doze off whilst sitting in an armchair. Perhaps it has been the cocktail of medications, the usual tablets for … Continue reading

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Boxing Night Past

It is odd that it was 2016, six years gone in a blink.We had come to Somerset on an early morning flight to mark my father’s eightieth birthday. There was a meal at my sister’s house in Ilminster. The table … Continue reading

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Solstice Day

Postman Pat was a favourite in our house in the early 90s.  We would sit and read stories and watch videos of life in Greendale and when driving through Cumbria would tell imagined stories of the Greendale community living their … Continue reading

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Fear induced by Glenn Miller?

It was on this day in 1944 that the aircraft carrying the American bandleader Glenn Miller. It would have been three days before my late father’s eighth birthday, yet decades later he would talk about the music of Glenn Miller. … Continue reading

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