Scattered Memories

I’ve been particularly slack and have posted very little in the last year, so time for some catch up.

Last October we were supposed to take our grandkids to Fiji. Well, we all know what happened to international travel, don’t we?

Instead, we spent a week at Rainbow Beach. While we were there we’d also arranged to scatter Dad’s ashes in the same spot where Mum’s had been scattered 6 years earlier.

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The Lighthouse of Tragedy

Oooh look, I’m still here. 
 
And what I have been doing? Well, amongst not may other things, a friend and I have started a Facebook group for Cemeteries and Memorials From Around the World. Here’s a sample of a post from the group.
 
Bustard Head Lighthouse is unofficially known as The Lighthouse of Tragedy, and has its own little cemetery.
There are 2 unmarked graves in the cemetery. Both are daughters of one of the lighthouse keepers but it isn’t known which is which.

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A VERY long weekend … something mad and something sad

A girls’ weekend in Paris that turned into a 7 week holiday.

I woke up this morning with no plans. In my emails was a Bloomsbury walk leaving from Russell Square Tube Station – one of my local stations. I nabbed the last ticket and headed off to meet the group.

Peter is a knowledgeable and entertaining guide with behind the scenes stories to tell. I love this style of walk which takes you to places you’d never usually go and points out things you’d usually just walk past without noticing.

All these places were easy walking distance from my accommodation and I went back to several of them later in my stay.

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A VERY long weekend … extraordinary ordinary people

A girls’ weekend in Paris that turned into a 7 week holiday.

I can’t remember where or when I heard about Postman’s Park and the GF Watts memorial to heroic self sacrifice, but I knew I would visit on my next trip to London.

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