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One day Barry, a good friend of mine, said to me “would you like to help me sail my boat around to Falmouth?” A simple question really except that the boat was on Blake’s boat yard slip on the River Brue in Highbridge and Falmouth is, of course, ‘round the end’ in the English Channel.
Two Men in a Boat
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Some years ago, our daughter was in India working for a charity for six months which gave us the excuse to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary somewhere exciting and unusual. We spent a month travelling the length and breadth of this extraordinary country and E was able to join us for about 5 days.
An Indian Experience
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My Fijian Experience
Two years ago, as a student at Cardiff University, I received an email seeking volunteers to take part in a youth, sport and education project in Fiji with the charity “Think Pacific”. Keen to spend my summer abroad and with Fiji sounding like a desirable place to go, I decided to send off an application and hoped for the best.
Passchendaele
1916 and the battle of the Somme was to be a bad year for the families and men of East Brent. However, 1917 would be even worse, with eight serving men known to have died, at least four of them in the horror of the 3rd Battle of Ypres better known as ‘Passchendaele’.

Two Men in a Boat

An Indian Experience

My Fijian Experience

Passchendaele

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