Tag Archives: hope

History Echoes #dadsprose #covid19 #1939

In 1939 my father was twelve; at the time war was declared he was staying with his uncle and aunt in Linton in Cambridgeshire, helping on the farms and enjoying a lot of freedom. It was, in his mind an … Continue reading

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Bristol University: A Doorway To Hope #memoir

In October 1976 I started my law degree at Bristol University. This was the most important phase of my life to date and as such the memories of those early days remain as vivid today as they were then. This … Continue reading

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Hope and Charity: what you need is faith

I’ve been in the garden a fair bit between showers, and today’s 50 plus mph winds of Storm Eleanor, to tidy up. Everywhere is pretty dormant, life retreated into the inside to await warmer, sunnier times. A lot of work … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

  Three years ago a display of ceramic poppies filled the moat at the Tower of London. I took some pictures and then the Archaeologist recited possibly the most powerful WW1 poem and sent me the link. It’s attached below … Continue reading

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Hope – a Story for Christmas

My Friend Gilly, Trifle Pudding in the comments to this blog though she has yet to break into blogging, sent me this picture from an old edition of Punch In the covering mail she writes: I wonder if you would … Continue reading

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