D-Day 6th June 1944 and a poignant visit to Normandy

I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just on Omaha Beach where the soldiers landed. I confess that I have a love of history and especially in the period of time in France that covers the occupation andContinue reading “D-Day 6th June 1944 and a poignant visit to Normandy”

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight a close up view

I watched a fascinating program about how they keep this flight airborne. These shots were taken at the Weston Air Show and seemed to be a personal display as they performed right outside our balcony. Stunning performance.

Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share

I have been fortunate enough to be featured this week in Authors Showcase and my memoir is about a visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just onContinue reading “Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share”

Anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana

Today is the anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in Paris. We were in Paris for the first time just a few weeks before and unknowingly that night followed the same route from the Ritz across the Alma Bridge. Several years later I took Lorna to the exhibition of her dresses at Kensington PalaceContinue reading “Anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana”

Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share

I have been fortunate enough to be featured this week in Authors Showcase and my memoir is about a visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. I hope you enjoy it and it resonates with you. Please if you get the opportunity make a visit to this very moving place just onContinue reading “Authors Showcase – Have you an inspiring memoir to share”

Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past

This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that the central characters, my parents, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. In the current covid-19 situation it was not possible to travel north to see them but for them this was another happy milestone inContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”