I'm still here, not off to Paris for another week or two -
but down and afflicted by the dreaded Winter Virus of the Day...
Thank goodness for My First Kindle - a gift to self, designed to reduce baggage weight by not taking several heavy books to read on the plane.
Which I never do.
Too busy watching movies or looking out the window.
My best orchid is back in bloom, so Spring, surely, is just around the corner..
August 4 brings the Centenary since the outbreak of hostilities in
World War 1 ...
here are a few pictures from our visit to the fields of Flanders in Belgium, where my grandfather served, along with two great-uncles of Mr C:
At Hill 62, where original trenches are still preserved:
Lots of memorabilia from the battle field:
My grandfather lived to return to Australia, marry and have a family.
Sadly, the two uncles did not, and lie in the Fields of Flanders, one here:
the other in place unknown, his name inscribed on the Menin Gate.
Has the world learnt anything from that terrible war?
In recent days, it would seem not...
Iris has its first bloom for 2014..
and today I saw a blue Fairy Wren hopping about our garden.
These tiny birds, about 4" long, are the sweetest little things, flit and fly about, off to the shelter of a hedge if I go too close.
Here is a better image from Mr Google:
Should be doing last-minute admin and wardrobe prep and plan..
Difficult to focus when brain, arms, and legs all feel like cotton-wool!
Have a good week....XXXX