May England never forget her brave

Nov 11 2012

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. Read more…

R.I.P soldiers at the going down of the sun you will always be remembered xxx

Mar 08 2012

Six soldiers  killed in Afghanistan bringing the total loss to 404, They lost their lives from a cowards bomb on foreign soil in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Nigel Coupe, aged 33.1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

Corporal Jake Hartley, 20,

Private Anthony Frampton, 20,

Private Christopher Kershaw, 19,

Private Daniel Wade, 20

Private Daniel Wilford, 21.

3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

 

Words fail me this day – I cant begin to imagine  how the parents  are coping with there terrible loss. Read more…

life’s trials

Aug 17 2011

I have been working now for a little over a month on my new venture, fish pedicure. It has been a mixed bag of emotions as I struggle with my private life and business. My son is home on leave from Afghanistan and my mother in-law due home from rehabilitation after a series of strokes. The girls are settled into Nursery after a few weeks of them getting infected with chickenpox. Sods law is they couldn’t get it together and as one returned to nursery the other became ill so a whole month was taken up by antihistamine medication and calamine lotion.   Read more…

Join the Army and travel the world!!

Jun 13 2011

Join the Army and travel the world!!

 

The adverts used to entice young men and woman with that slogan – Now, its a completely different world.

 

What is a soldier’s job?

To pledge his/her allegiance to queen and country to carry out the orders of his/her superiors without challenging or obstructing them.

Many films make the lifestyle of a soldier exciting – full of wonderment fast cars and espionage, a real James Bond existence or Rambo character.

 

No one mentions the loneliness of war for the solider or the aching to see their loved ones for 6 plus months at a time. When a comrade is shot within ten feet of the solider he has to get his friend and comrade to safety and carry on. War has many victims and not just the ones who lose their lives in an endless turmoil of blood and conquest. Many men go off to war after the birth of a child and when returning sees a toddler they don’t recognize and the child shies away not recognizing the daddy stood before them. Read more…

My Pre Easter Weekend Blog

Apr 21 2011

I’m feeling incredibly sad at the moment as I have said goodbye to my son today as he is being deployed to Afghanistan, his third deployment and 2nd service in Afghanistan. I remember all too well when he returned last time and how this affected all the family psychologically. I was so afraid I wouldn’t see him again but he’s amazing and showed no emotion to concern us with about his departure. He joked and smiled, and then he drove out of sight..

I had to keep my composure because my small granddaughters living with us needed me to be strong.

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