This week has been a week of remembrance for myself and my family and I thought I’d take some time to reflect on it. Last Sunday Dad and myself went down to the Remembrance Sunday Parade in Torquay. One of the many conversations we had that day was about how little either of us had … More A week of remembrance
I felt compelled to write this post off the back of a facestalker update that my little sister just posted: Abi wants to thank all of my dearest friends & family who have got us through the last 178 sleeps, we couldn’t have done it without your support. 1 more sleep left and it’s all … More The Swift and Bold
This evening I watched Young Soldiers, a new short BBC3 documentary that follows the lives of four recruits to the British Army from basic training through to frontline action in Helmand. Those of you who are regular visitors might know that I have the utmost respect for those serving in our forces, as much as … More RIP L/Cpl Jon McKinlay
Last week I wrote To chemo or not to chemo that talked about Dad’s latest dilemma (unsurprisingly, whether to have chemo or not) and the real life implications of patient choice for him, my mum and his family and friends. Dad has chosen not to have chemo and to wait and see what happens. This week he … More D.N.R
Today is 11 November 2010, remembrance day. I’m on my third poppy this year, just don’t seem able to hold onto one, not that I mind as I think the Royal British Legion do fabulous work and deserve every penny they get. I’ve written about my thoughts on service personnel before Respect please! if you … More Never was so much owed by so many to so few
This morning I’ve woken up with a heavy heart and I just can’t shake it so I thought I’d try the blog therapy approach! It’s father’s day and to be blunt I am very grateful that my Dad is still alive. There have been many times over the past three years where I wouldn’t have … More Happy Fathers Day?
Last week I picked up @rokkster‘s request to Support a Royal by sending World Cup products to Marines currently serving in Afghanistan. Well this week I noticed that both Sainsburys and Asda have reduced down their tat to half price so for the bargain price of a fiver I walked out with 4 flags and … More World Cup Tat
Unusual request this one but couldn’t resist supporting it. Those of you who have visited these pages before will know how much respect I have for our service personnel and I’ve a special soft spot for bootnecks – I’ve spent many happy evenings hanging out socialising at Lympstone, have seen the training that Royal Marines … More Support a Royal