RIP Vera Lynn – The Forces Sweetheart 20 March 1917 – 18 June 2020

As well as earning the title of the Forces Sweetheart during WW2, Vera Lynn devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She was held in great affection by Second World War veterans and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.  Vera Lynn passed away today at the. age of 103.  Vera’s music will live forever as will her memory.

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The Parting Glass

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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It’s Magic

There is something to a city at night. There is an underlying feeling of wonder, almost like it provides a blanket under which you can wrap yourself. There is a life different from that which one can see and feel during the day. At night the city comes alive, out from the corners it comes, the sounds and smells are different, the people without the concern of day come out of themselves.
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Stormy Night

“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakami

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As I See It

It was an unusually dark night even with the multitude of city lights casting their glow over the river. I stood there looking down from the bridge, mesmerised by the reflections given off by the river below…..
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