Please reload

Follow Us

June 20, 2014

Nobody knows more about pageantry than the British

 

Niemand versteht mehr von Pomp als die Briten

June 20, 2014

I am having a glass of wine tonight. My intention to travel into central London and to Westminster on my tractor had caused me a considerable amount of apprehension, and yet I felt I had to do so as London is the centre and represents so much of what I value about the...

June 20, 2014

A magnificent view when I travelled across the bridge

 

Ein großartiger Anblick, als ich über die Brücke fuhr

June 18, 2014

After a break in Dover yesterday, today brought another day of travelling. The main project for the day was to visit Canterbury Cathedral. I was advised that there was a Park & Ride facility. When I arrived there I was told that no caravans were allowed. I pleaded with...

June 17, 2014

An important milestone today: my tractor and I reached Dover.  Today’s leg of the journey was quite unremarkable except that I suddenly found myself in the middle of a long convoy of really large tractors close to Calais. It turned out that it was a demonstration. Here...

June 16, 2014

Today I visited two military cemeteries and saw several memorials. It was a deeply moving day and I am still not recovered. This is the Tyne Cot Cemetery. There are 12,000 tombstones, but many more Soldiers are buried here, many from Britain but also other Commonwealth...

June 16, 2014

So many individual deaths, how much sorrow

 

So viele Einzelschicksale, so viel Leid

June 16, 2014

Who might he have been - perhaps a relative of one of my neighbours?

 

Wer er wohl war? Vielleicht ein Verwandter aus meiner Nachbarschaft?

June 16, 2014

Did I feel differently when I walked around the German cemetery from when I visited the Commonwealth Cemetery? I had a stronger sense of loss and futility.

My parental grandparents (those who later bought my tractor) had four children, four sons. Two of them were killed...

June 16, 2014

44061 German soldiers are buried at this cemetery

Please reload

  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

Please reload

Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Featured Posts

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

© 2023 by Name of Template. Proudly created with Wix.com