Sunday, 12 November 2017

Rememberance Sunday 2017


For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.


All Veterans and people currently risking their lives, I thank you for your service, because of you, I am free.


Friday, 10 November 2017

Mess

One of the things I didnt count on when moving here was the extra vacuuming.  Everything is sandy.  Floors, my car, some how in the bed.  Getting tense with people who dont wipe their feet well before they come in.  The no shoes beyond this point sign is coming back out.  No outside shoes of paws can go beyond the porch.

urghhh  mess!

No picture, my laptop is struggling, it wasnt registering the solid state hard drive wasnt connecting and it was blue screen of death.  Luckily we had an old hard drive we could fit.  It took 2 days to try and get all of the data off if the old one.  I need to buy another external drive.  Remember people, back it up.  I forgot this and nearly lost everything!  

No picture as it might kill this old drive.  In your minds eye imagine a beach with sand.  there you go...