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Old 11th Nov 2018, 03:19
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Today I attended an Armistice centenary commemoration. Hundreds of people there, all ages, very moving to see.
Laid a sprig of rosemary "for remembrance" of my grandfather who served in France 1917 - 1919.
Also saw "They Shall Not Grow Old" at the cinema.
Much to reflect upon.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 04:57
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Kararea: I shall be going to the "big one" in Whitehall this morning. Always very moving but I am afraid I am going to get rather wet and cold. Must dash. Shirt to iron and train to catch!
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:07
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I looked at a video made in Australia.
Subject.
Small dams in little creeks.
Holding back water to help hydrate the surrounding area.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 21:03
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All jet lagged after the LCOT. Went to the village Armistice Day commemoration. Touching.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 09:44
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One had one's routine mammogram today. Such fun.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 09:48
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Oncologist told my wife to have MRI type mammogram in future, less painful she was told.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 12:58
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On the ferry to Dover from Dunkirk, after being in Ypres for the ceremony at the Menin Gate yesterday. Very moving, and greatful the both mine and memsahib's grandfathers made it through the war. Mine was awarded the MC after being in action on the River Scheldt in last days of the war

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Old 13th Nov 2018, 12:00
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That's a good idea, para ... but I think it's only the mammogram that's a free service, and they have all my records so it's worth the slight inconvenience and discomfort.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 12:20
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I found a relative on the Menin Gate during my visit last year; Henry, cousin of my grandfather. My namesake is buried in Boulogne. He died in hospital after being wounded at "Polygon Wood" a few days earlier..
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 19:17
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Originally Posted by BlueDiamond View Post
I've come to the conclusion that housework is a much over-rated occupation and we are our own worst enemies. What does it actually matter if you don't make the bed or polish the fridge magnets? Why would anyone want to have their house free of "99.9% of all known germs"? Will the world come to an end if the kitchen floor isn't washed today or the ironing (still not sure what "ironing" is) hasn't been done? Like RbG I would far rather be out in the garden amongst the plants and the bees and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. A self-cleaning house would be a good idea.
There's no point dusting because six months later it's just as bad. And I'm with Quentin Crisp who remarked that after four years it doesn't get any worse...
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 19:28
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Heard my grandfathers' voice on the They Shall Not Grow Old film on Sunday night, all very moving. It is still available on BBC i Player
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 19:45
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They Shall Not Grow Old
That will be a TV classic.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 20:17
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That is an incredible programme. I hope BBC keep it available beyond the 6 days. Haunting and enlightening.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 06:13
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There's no point dusting because six months later it's just as bad. And I'm with Quentin Crisp who remarked that after four years it doesn't get any worse...
Sound advice, ric ... with which I tend to agree!
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 08:37
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Seeing a lot of coverage of all these wildfires in California. New one in San Bernadino.
Have not heard one word on how they started. Tis not the fire season.

However seeing some great shots of DC10 FireFighters, from ground and above, doing very low passes.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 09:12
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Re the California fires; I wonder who was the head banger who decided to call the most deadly "Camp Fire"?
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 09:16
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I think that the fire started at a place called Camp. Either Camp Ridge or something like that.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 11:27
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BBC News suggesting that the initiation of at least one fire was 'faulty electrical equipment':-
The California Public Utilities Commission is investigating what sparked the latest blazes - amid reports electrical companies may have suffered malfunctions near the sources shortly before the fires began.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 08:11
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Unfortunate choice of phrase from the Public Utilities Commission ... electrical companies "sparking" the latest blazes. Watt were they thinking!
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 08:38
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They should do a volte-face immidiately.
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