Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's that time of year again.....

Christmas will soon be here. I have already bought all of my wife's presents, so I dont have to worry.

I hope you are not too far behind, Never leave it to the last minute. Something always goes wrong.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is here again,
On this day we remember all those who were slain.
The ones they left behind have endured much sorrow and pain.
But rest assured,
the whole world knows those brave ones didn't die in vain.

The poppies that you see people wear,
Are there to show you they still care.
We open our hearts so that we can share,
A moment of silence, and offer a prayer.

To all the soldiers who died saving our country.

~~By Patti Joyce.~~

Elaine's remembrance Day Poem Page

View my friends (Bill Norwood) Special Page.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Christmas in Ladysmith 1899

Christmas Day in South Africa falls almost at midsummer and the sun rises early, as did the Boers in 1899, immediately sniping at the town and sending over their big shells. Later in the day two of these shells land in the town but failed to detonate. On being opened, the engineers found that the detonators had been removed and the space filled with Christmas pudding. Written on the outside was the message "With the compliments of the season".

Read the rest of this story at

Read about Captain John Norwood VC Here. He served in the 5th Dragoon Guards at ladysmith.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Trick or Treat.

Every year before this one, we would draw the blinds and not take any notice of the door bell, and it worked.

This year, I bought sweets and waited ................... and waited .................. and guess what ....... No one come and knocked on our door.

Oh well, not to worry, there is always next year.