My rating: 5 stars Book blurb from Goodreads: A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art … More Book Review: The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse by Charlie Mackesy
My Rating: 5 stars Book Blurb from Goodreads: Winding its way from the White Cliffs of Dover to the Druid groves of Anglesey, the ancient road of Watling Street has gone by many different names. It is a road of witches and ghosts, of queens and highwaymen, of history and myth, of Bletchley Park codebreakers, … More Book Review: Watling Street by John Higgs
I’ve visited various bits of France and Italy as well as zooming over a significant portion of the British Isles. Some of the trips were with friends and family, some were with Dog and some trips were on my own. All of them taught them just little more about who I am and what makes … More A Decade of Blogging: Some Reflections
2018 has been a rollercoaster of year for me personally and, although I can find good to outweigh the bad, I would really love it if 2019 could be a little calmer! So I wish us all the best 2019 we can manage and send love and positive vibes to all xxx
… we will remember them. On Sunday 11 November 2018 I joined 9,999 other people from across the UK to walk past the Cenotaph in the Nation’s Thank You procession. You can see a video of the Nation’s Thank You procession, and some photos, here on this page of the armistice 100 website. I was thrilled to have … More At the Going Down of the Sun, and in the Morning ….
A look at the major events in the conflict during November 1918: November 1st The Battle of Valenciennes is launched by the British Army to advance to the French-Belgian border and the city of Valenciennes. The offensive lasts two days and results in the recapture of the city. November 2nd British cargo ships SS Surada … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 52 – The Last Month of War
There have been thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of different remembrance projects being carried out over the four years of the centenary of the “war to end all wars” of which my little blog posts are the smallest of small parts. “They Shall Not Grow Old” – the film project co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 51 – They Shall Not Grow Old
Not one of my own but a favourite I have not shared before: The Garden by Moonlight BY AMY LOWELL A black cat among roses, Phlox, lilac-misted under a first-quarter moon, The sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock. The garden is very still, It is dazed with moonlight, Contented with perfume, Dreaming the opium dreams … More A Poem for National Poetry Day
As the sun came out I decided that Alban Elfed would be a good day to go for my first walk in the woods since Marmite died. It was a little bitter sweet but I definitely needed the fresh air and to see the start of the changing of the season for myself. Now for … More Walking the Day Away
Today is the Autumn Equinox, which I refer to as Alban Elfed. So currently Damh the Bard is playing in the background and I am curled up on the couch with a blanket, crocheting. Later there will be baking, wine and candlelight.