Least We Forget (2016)

Each year, on 11 November, the country falls silent to commemorate our war dead. This ritual, and the ceremonies and symbols that accompany it, have become part of national life.

Remembrance started long before the guns of the Western Front fell silent with people marking the loss or absence of loved ones away at war. 100+ years later, the personal and political resonances of remembrance still stir strong emotions.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

remembranceadIn Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872 – 1918)

poetweet – 2

There is a website which will go through your old tweets and turn them into poetry (different types of poems) So for a laugh I pointed it at my Twitter stream, and this is the masterpiece it gave me..

Sonnet

Offer

Merry Christmas all.
Out I had more than I thought.
Walked past a snowman in the hall.
Brothers (hobgoblin on draught)

Not good
Pic’s from the top of the mountain
Welcome to adulthood!!!
You can say that again!!!

For Educational and Cultral Reasons
There tonight. So the bar was open.
Based off older organisations”

Thanks. I will try my best
Then discussion & blogs later.
I’m a grown up. Honest!

 

Rondel

Boring things

It would be worth researching.
To hear. I shall recall the bots
Yet. Only just got out of meeting
St. Andrew’s Day you mad Scot’s

And the other a late 80s reprint.
& Cookies do go well together
Good point.
Should notice when torturing her.

Nice. I linked to gord earlier
Be 1 day out all week.. Muhahahaha
Nice. The more the merrier
Mine,,,, MINE…… Muhahahahaha
On “Newbie” setting. It’s easier

 

Indriso

Couldnt resist

I shall have to look into that.
We have hope?
There’s a hat?

Closed ;-( Now we have taken over
The could be a Nigerian scammer.
I have no image on back cover.

Pic’s from the top of the mountain

Coffee, and shortbread biscuits

 

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Least We Forget

Each year, on 11 November, the country falls silent to commemorate our war dead. This ritual, and the ceremonies and symbols that accompany it, have become part of national life.

Remembrance started long before the guns of the Western Front fell silent with people marking the loss or absence of loved ones away at war. 100+ years later, the personal and political resonances of remembrance still stir strong emotions.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

remembranceadIn Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872 – 1918)

Happy Spring Equinox

Happy Shunbun no Hi/Higan no Chu-Nichi/Ostara/Norouz/Spring Equinox/or Whatever you Call it…

But wait! There’s more.

This Spring Equinox, aka 1st Day of Spring also coincides with a Super Moon!

A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth.

Yes, Happy Supermoon Spring Equinox Day!!

But Wait there is even more.

Not only is the Spring Equinox coinciding with a Supermoon but there is a full solar eclipse.

Yes, Happy Supermoon powered Solar Eclipse Spring Equinox Day!!!!

Enjoy it people these do not come around very often!

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Watching the Eclipse, Unfortunately Smart Phones really do not work at taking photos of solar eclipses.

P.S.

A little old lady popped into the office just as the eclipse was ending, and while she was dealing with a support guy she mentioned “All those people waiting for the eclipse, and it never came!” so we handed her a set of glasses and pointed her at the sun. She was amazed!

 

Bucket List

Day 34 - Bucket Listbucket list
a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.

I was watching an episode of Rizzoli & Isles the other day and they were discussing “Bucket Lists” and by the end of the episode both the named characters had created a list of fun things they wanted to do.

This got me thinking, We all consider “Bucket Lists” as something dying people think about (for example the film Bucket List) but why wait until you are ill, feeble or dying to start? Why not have a list early on, and give yourself years to work your way crossing off items.

So I have decided to create a Bucket List for myself, and to start crossing off those things so that I can die happy, Or happy-ish as I know I will never complete my Bucket List as item 1 is “Live Forever”

This is where you come in Constant Reader, I am taking suggestions for my List. So feel free to comment any suggestions, or hit me on Twitter/Facebook/etc with your suggestions. I want a nice long list! And preferably more sensible suggestions than my current list.

  1. Live forever
  2. Take over the World
  3. Be Awesome
  4. Make Bucket List

poetweet

There is a website which will go through your old tweets and turn them into poetry (different types of poems) So for a laugh I pointed it at my Twitter stream, and this is the masterpiece it gave me..

Be needed
by Wayne Owens
Like it was somehow my fault
I try my best to be helpful πŸ™‚
That’s a compliment or an Insult.
Course. You can not be too careful.

 

You say the nicest things.
And claim it reminded me of her πŸ™‚
The Instruction Writers feelings.
Gone, or what is left to do either.

 

Dont think like that… be positive
Are nuts. But not that nuts.
Does not sound very productive.
Hummmmm… Doughnuts…
Safe. I’ve seen your wife drive

 

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