Today, we remembered. We remembered all those who died in countless wars. We remembered all those who fought to preserve our right to free speech, democracy and freedom from persecution. The service is aimed at Service Personnel, but we also took time to remember the civilians caught in the fighting over the years.

It is 90 years since the ‘War to End All Wars’. It didn’t, and was then renamed to World War 1. The services were solemn and gave pause for thought. The words were meaningful and sincere, the decorations worn by those who had been involved in fighting were many, and the poppies were abundant. Yet still we fight. Will there ever be and end to the killing?

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


“When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, 
For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today”



Dr. Hook

Music should be known as one of the seven wonders of the world (or maybe the eighth?). It can affect your mood, tell a story, give a message, bring back memories both good and bad and take you back to certain parts of your life. I do not have any specific music taste, liking a wide variety of artists. There are only two songs that I never want to hear again, so they will not be featured here.

Like scents, music has power that we do not credit. So, having been in something of a reflective mood today, I searched for music to sooth and found, hidden in the back of the cupboard, a disc I have not listened to for a long time.

Here are two of my favourite songs from ‘completely hooked’. By Dr. Hook, who also has a few songs on there that just make me laugh. (try Money and Millionaire :). One for a memory, and one for someone who has touched my life in a very special way.