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13th November 2014

Commemorating WW1
Janice & David: Thank you for this. We have so much common ground here, much of it very recent - Tyne Cot last December along with the WW1 Museum at Ypres and the Menin Gate (where we sang with a British choir at the evening ceremony). Vimy Ridge was a much earlier experience, but non the less poignant, as a 14-year old schoolboy. Back home here in Aylsham we're remembering each of the 66 local men who never returned with 100 tolls on our church bell on the centenary day of their recorded death. These will be spaced out over the four+ years and have already brought families back together to lay wreaths along with representatives of our local British Legion.
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12th November 2014

Thanks for sharing, dear friends. May there never be another of these conflicts!
It should not be called the Great War, but the Horrible War, as are they all. This tribute was well done; bravo, David. We have been thinking what to do to commemorate Christmas in the trenches during the upcoming holidays. I have visited Verdun and the battlefields of northern France (as well as the sequel sites, in Normandy etc). They are sobering. Let's do what we can -- vote, and write, and sing, and... travel to make friends everywhere, stretching the world!
From Blog: WW1 1914 -1918
11th November 2014
Glisy Airfield, Amiens  'Amiens du Centenaire'

Dog fight
What a great shot
From Blog: WW1 1914 -1918
11th November 2014

Thanks
What a beautiful blog, so sensitively written. Lest we forget.
From Blog: WW1 1914 -1918
11th November 2014

Wear your poppy with pride.
How fortunate are those, like you and me, who have never had to enter the field of war. What a terribly sad waste of lives, many of them hardly begun. Thanks, David, for sharing this poignant voyage of remembrance.
From Blog: WW1 1914 -1918
11th November 2014

Lest We Forget
Hi David & Janice, My husband and I have not long returned from Amiens in northern France where we toured many of the battlefields of the Somme and Belgium. Reading your blog and looking at your photos of places that we also visited, brings back many memories that are still very fresh in our minds of our experiences there back in June this year. I doubt that anyone could visit this region and not be moved by what they see and find there. Hundreds of cemeteries all throughout - from the very small, in someone's barley or potato field, with just a handful of headstones, to thousands of them, stretching away into the distance. Many of the slain just buried where they fell. No matter their size, all are beautifully kept and maintained. It just breaks your heart. The total futility of war. But, like Gallipoli that we also visited late last year, today, there is a serene peace that envelops these last resting places of so many. Lest We forget ... Jan
From Blog: WW1 1914 -1918
13th November 2014

Lest we forget
Thank you Jan. I'm getting on a bit now and find it gets harder every day to resist a tear in such circumstances. David
From Blog: WW1 1914 -1918
14th August 2014
At the top of the ridge

Hello David and Janice
Always good to read about you being out on the open road. Looks like you are having a great time. Hope more blogs and travel are on the horizon.
14th August 2014
At the top of the ridge

The Open Road
And I see you have been enjoying yourselves at the seaside! David
15th July 2014

Very beautiful
I'm going on a trip. I'm going on a trip, but there is time, not money, money is not time, life contradictions so sharp! read more
15th July 2014

Scotland
Thank you, Jainzhahan, Time, as you rightly suggest, is our most valuable commodity and I truly value mine as you might know from previous blogs. It's good to be here! If it's time you love, it's time for you to read my 'Time' blog of December 2013, Motorhome News from [blog=821263] France on the subject; one of my better ones! David
14th July 2014

Midwinter in NZ
You may well have passed one of my students in Glasgow. His father takes a trip home every two years and takes one of the children. It was the 15 year old boy's turn and he was very excited to be going. We may get to the Faroes next year. Enjoyed this blog as all the others. Jean
14th July 2014

Glasgow
How wonderful to hear from you. Tell me more about your student; hair colour, height, complexion..... and I might recall if I saw him! Faroe was very wet when we were there and doubtless is most days. There are drier places on this little planet, Jean. Will be in touch. David and Janice
14th July 2014

Scotland
Dave and I love Scotland. He had wanted to go there for years and it was not on the top of my list. Once we went I was hooked. What a wonderful country. We'd love to go back. Dave played St. Andrews and had a great time.
14th July 2014

Scotland
I didn't know Dave is a golfer! This is a rather crowded isle as you're aware and Scotland is the nearest thing we can get to the freedom of France without crossing the channel! David
14th July 2014

At last...
Yet another technicolour triumph. Slangevar bro - and happy birthday too!
14th July 2014

Enjoyable reading.
I am pleased that I found your blog and follow it. I really enjoy your style of writing and the lovely pictures that you publish. Perhaps my blog may bring back a few memories of your own sojourns through Europe. You may find it at www.mytb.org/whirl-traveller Keep on blogging. Roger
14th July 2014

Enjoyable reading.
I am pleased that I found your blog and follow it. I really enjoy your style of writing and the lovely pictures that you publish. Perhaps my blog may bring back a few memories of your own sojourns through Europe. You may find it at www.mytb.org/whirl-traveller Keep on blogging. Roger
13th February 2014

Searching for spectacular views
I held my breath as you went around those hairpin curves along narrow mountain roads. Cyclists are always amazing....I loved the decorated cows. Stunning views around every corner.
13th February 2014
Bond

Bond
Just before taking the plunge...love it
12th February 2014

I don't like heights
Wow, For someone who doesn't like heights I can only imagine what it was like to go round those hairpin bends. I'll settle for seeing the photos when you're back and we can enjoy the gentle hills at Thetford GC. Incidentally, I've had lessons from Stuart Smith for a few years now. What I like about him is that he demonstrates what he teaches. He has a message for you when you next see him. Enjoy the break. You're not missing much here as you may know. Rain, floods, more rain and now gale force winds. Even our fishing lake is closed because of floods! It's unsafe. Can't see where the lake edge is. Keep smiling you two. Cheers, John
11th February 2014
Lunch stop!

Lunch with a view
FANTASTIC!
11th February 2014

Searching for enlightenment
Meeting up with friends along with way is always so much fun. It adds to the experience to have a rendezvous. I've always wanted to see Chamonix and your description reminds me we need to get there. Switzerland seems to offer everything- the mountains, the valleys, the rivers the flowers and stunning beauty. What a fantastic lunch spot you found.
11th February 2014

Hello Dave and Merry Jo, Yes, indeed, Switzerland has incredible beauty, particularly if you love mountains as we do. Sadly we only touched a little corner of it on this journey, as you will see when the next Switzerland blog comes in a day or two, having been to other parts before. I'm afraid the weather beat us on this occasion and we departed for the lowlands, and a visit to Verdun, on our route home and a long time on our list. We're currently in Spain and the wind is blowing a gale! That was not in the plan either! David
10th February 2014

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