Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Vohwinkel doesn’t ‘Voh’ any more!!!”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Vohwinkel doesn’t ‘Voh’ any more!!!”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

At the time of his last letter, Joe and crew have experienced their first bombing raid over Germany but had ended in disaster. The crew and their Lancaster came under heavy fire and were forced to ditch in…

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Beaver bristles & Christmas cake”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Beaver bristles & Christmas cake”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

At the time of his last letter, Joe and crew have experienced their first bombing raid over Germany but had ended in disaster. The crew and their Lancaster came under heavy fire and were forced to ditch in…

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Photo pride

This is one of my favourite images of recent years.

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It was taken in 2010 on ‘our’ beach, when the boys were still relatively small, and bare feet in the sand were still a novelty.

I love it because it reminds me how, at the end of a long walk, we discovered this incredible secret place just waiting for us, and how the boys just ripped off their shoes and ran.  Their footprints were the first in…

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Merry bloody Christmas”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Merry bloody Christmas”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

At the time of his last letter, Joe and crew have experienced their first bombing raid over Germany but had ended in disaster. The crew and their Lancaster came under heavy fire and were forced to ditch in…

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How to spoil a ‘selfie’

How to spoil a ‘selfie’

  Ah yes, the old ‘rabbit fingers’ move is well rehearsed in these parts.

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 We’ve all done it.

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 Sometimes on purpose…

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 Sometimes  just to annoy our parents…

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 Occasionally because we’re on a high and we just can’t help ourselves.

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Sometimes we’re on a low (and we just can’t help ourselves).

Here’s to rabbit fingers. Sometimes the worst out-takes capture the best essence of who we are.

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Missing Christmas”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “Missing Christmas”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

At the time of his last letter, Joe had written to his mother telling her that he had embarked upon his first bombing raid over Germany but that it had ended in disaster. The crew and their Lancaster came…

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Me &Mine 2014; March

Me &Mine 2014; March

March came and went ruthlessly. family stories We shook off the jetlag and went back to school. lifting We got back in the home renovations saddle, and spent much of the month with paint in our hair. DSC_5395a We tried hard not to think endlessly about the potential newcomers to our family unit. We’re still trying, and waiting. g and dThe kissing drought which has taken grip in recent weeks finally ended on Mother’s Day. Thank…

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Bigger, Faster, Stronger
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The journey from boy to man is fraught with danger.

First you have to eat, like, a LOT because you keep growing. Sometimes you come home from school taller then when you left that same morning.

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Secondly, you have to turn your body into some kind of temple, apparently.

This requires a lot of effort and will mean that on a Sunday you need to be out of your bed BEFORE 9am. This shit is not for…

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Joe’s Letters, WWII: “First raid ends in disaster”

Joe’s Letters, WWII: “First raid ends in disaster”

One of my Uncle Joe’s letters will be posted to this Blog each and every Friday until they are done. Please see below for a link to Joe’s full story and the other letters in this series so far.

At the time of his last letter, Joe had written to his mother telling her that he was to make his first bombing raid over Germany the following day. The raid took place on 12th December 1944 and ended in…

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Nature Explorer

Hey, who said you have to DRESS for adventure!? One from the archives. My Explorer baby, complete with camouflage wellies and safari hat, embarks upon a vital journey.

Nature Explorer

Hey, who said you have to DRESS for adventure!? One from the archives. My Explorer baby, complete with camouflage wellies and safari hat, embarks upon a vital journey.