Category Archives: HIstory

Lest We Forget

Escaping the clamour filling news headlines and social media lately, I stood alone in my living room this morning at eleven o’clock to observe two minute’s silence. With the television on, as Big Ben chimed, cameras caught moments throughout the … Continue reading

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Story From A Cemetery And A 99 Word Flash Fiction

This week, Charli’s flash fiction prompt has us looking at gravestones, literally: ‘October 21, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a final resting place. You can take any perspective that appeals to you … Continue reading

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Jersey: Occupation Liberation Celebration

Before my recent and first-ever visit to the beautiful island of Jersey, I knew of its famous Jersey cows,  delicious Jersey Royal new potatoes, and stunning coastline. I also knew something of its occupation under Nazi Germany in WWII, but, … Continue reading

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London Calling: The Kinks, A Sunny Afternoon And A Newborn Princess

On Saturday, I walked almost 17,000 steps for a total of 161 minutes, covering 12.06 km and burned 644 calories.  How do I know all this?  Because I have a handy-dandy ‘S Health’ Smartphone App that told me so.  Welcome … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf’s Round House and Lewes Priory

Some of you may remember my enthusiasm for the delightful English town of Lewes in Sussex as shared in my posts Historical Lewes and A Walk In Lewes.  For those of you who love all things Tudor, you can view … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

Today is Armistice Day which, on this 11th November, marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.  Today in  London, a young cadet will plant the last in a sea of ceramic poppies in the grounds of … Continue reading

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The Island of Spinalonga

On this blisteringly hot summer’s day here in the British Isles, I think of another island, far away but even hotter than this: I think of the Greek island of Crete, an island surrounded by the Mediterranean and Aegean diamond-studded … Continue reading

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A Lingering Look at Windows: Historical Lewes, Sussex

For this week’s Lingering Look at Windows challenge over at Dawn’s site, The Day After,  I have been inspired by short bursts of time spent by Hubby and I in the delightfully historic town of Lewes in the south east of England. Lewes is nestled … Continue reading

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Let us Remember these Men at the Eleventh Hour

Today, at the 11th hour of this 11th day of this 11th month,  the time the guns fell silent along the Western front in 1918 and an armistice was declared,  the anniversary of the World War One armistice 95 years … Continue reading

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