It happens to me every summer - about the end of May I'll start turning my eyes and ears towards the sky, hoping for a view of my favourite bird - Apus apus - or as it's better known, the Common Swift. ...and then one evening, I'll be sitting outside having a drink, and then suddenly… Continue reading In Praise of Swifts!
On a recent trip to Winchester, we visited the 'Great Hall' - all that remains of Winchester Castle and home to King Arthur's famous 'Round Table'. The table was built by King Edward I in the 1200's. Edward, a massive fan of the Arthurian legends had a plain wooden table built for him and his… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Why I dislike the Tudors, reason no…
My Apologies to you all for rather a sombre post, especially after yesterday's dose of humour, but having watched the memorial service for the 75th anniversary of D-Day this morning - I've been inspired (with a fair sized lump in my throat and tears in my eyes) to write about my family's connection to this… Continue reading D-Day 75 years – 6th June 1944. My Great Uncle Billy – ‘Who Dares Wins’
Just in case you've never read or heard it - I thought I'd share this wonderful poem from the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. It always springs to mind every time we head out on one of our long adventure walks... Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves… Continue reading ‘Roads Go Ever On’ by J. R. R. Tolkien