Normandy 2012

My daughter and I went to Normandy in September this year – it seems like a long time ago now.

It was a time of intense learning about the events of 1944 and a voyage of pilgrimage to honour those who fell and those who risked their lives in this campaign to rescue mainland Europe from tyranny.

At this time of Remembrance, as 11th November approaches, we shall remember this trip with both sadness and pride, as we shall remember our similar journey to Ypres and the Somme in 2011.

We owe our liberty and our lifestyle to these men.

Belgium 2011

We shall remember them . . . .

Normandy 2012


Hello Latvia!

To my shame, I’ve only just got around to thanking, publicly, everyone I met in Latvia for their wonderful hospitality and for the great time I had in early May 2012.

Three days of teaching were marked at each end by two days of solo driving – a real experience in itself (1550 miles each way)! I took in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Here’s the car outside the vet school in Jelgava, where the teaching took place:

And here are some of the lovely folk who looked after me so well:

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