I shed a tear a few minutes ago, only a small one, but an item on the lunchtime news really moved me. It was the report that said it was time to say farewell to a great servant of this country: HMS Illustrious.
Lusty, as she was known as been home to hundreds of seamen and sea-women for 30 years or more and is now to retire having travelled nearly 1 million miles around our world and taken part in several conflicts and rescue operations. But now, as the BBC reporter said: “the Navy is moving to a new era”. [click to continue…]
A lovely day in Siberia changes from a pleasant chance to sunbathe and swim to seeking shelter from great hailstones, in a matter of minutes.
Hello! (Photo credit: Major Clanger)
“Well Good Morning Sir, and how are you today?” was pretty much the standard greeting from all the hotel staff during my stay in Boston and they said it in a way that made me think that they meant it.
And how that contrasts with the perfunctory British greeting of “Morning”, well that is if you get a greeting at all from people as we are now pretty adept at ignoring people as we pass them. [click to continue…]