Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Following on from yesterday's post (see HERE) I headed back to the Tower of London on Remembrance Sunday to hear the Roll of Honor.
I knew it would be popular so I got there over an hour before it was due to start & I managed to bag myself the perfect spot opposite the mound. Each night at sunset a Roll of Honor of was read out followed by the Last Post. Click HERE for a link to the video from the night I was there.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Last September I was lucky enough to get the chance to take part in the "Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red" at the Tower of London....
Those of you who are regular readers will know I love helping out the Royal British Legion & this was a chance to be part of something awesome! "Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red" was to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1, in total there were 888,246 ceramic poppies (1 to represent every British / Colonial serviceman killed) & the last one was planted on Remembrance Day. If you want to find out more & see a video about the poppies being made click HERE.
Early one Saturday morning I set off to the Tower of London & joined another 120 people for a 3hour shift. The aim was to plant 5000 poppies to keep on track for the 11th November but someone ended up opening an extra palette & we planted 6000 instead! Our team was lead by a Beefeater's daughter who actually lived in the Tower - such an interesting life! It was an unusual atmosphere as we planted the poppies, it was hard to comprehend that many people had lost their lives.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
It's a Monday.....in January....what better way to cheer up than meeting up with Lou, heading to Drink, Shop & Do, grabbing a huge teapot of Chai, then designing & screen printing my own tea towel.
We were welcomed in by Zeena - a brill teacher & lovely lady (check out her website HERE) she does a full range of workshops both at DSD & elsewhere. It was a really fun & relaxing evening & made a great change to be doing something creative (other than work) in my spare time. Can't wait for the next one...Lego Robots anyone?!
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The sun's shining so where else should we be?! Once again, in a darkened room playing video games at H.O.G (Heart of Gaming) in North Acton....
Friday, January 23, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Sundays are for country walks right?! Well this was the best walk ever! We went to South Weald Country Park to gate crash the French & English Bulldogs/Bostons/Pugs meet up. I knew there's be quite a few dogs around but had no idea it would be this big!
Saturday, January 17, 2015
I woke up after a rather heavy night this morning to see big fluffy snowflakes & got all excited at visions of a winter wonderland & building my own little Olaf in the garden with Adam. After half a bottle of Ribena & a slice of Soreen my head was banging so I went back to sleep. I woke up at 2:30pm to bright sunshine & not a snowflake in sight. Grr!