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Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze, most softly lulling to my soul.
John Keats

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 2nd 2018

…100 years ago today.

The 1st July marks the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most important battles of the First World War. The losses incurred on just this day were terrible: some 57,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers were made casualty including 19,000 killed; the French suffered 20,000 losses. Never had Great [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 1st 2016

We set off on our journey a bit later than we intended but we still managed to arrive at the cafe we planned on visiting in time for lunch. There was a bit of a saga getting served, we were being ignored by the waitress. Eventually we got served and the food was as good [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 20th 2016

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

During 2014-2018 a series of nationwide and international events are taking place to commemorate the centenary of World War One. The series of events is being led by the Imperial War Museum, which has a dedicated website entitled
The events will serve to remind us of those who [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2015

Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London which crosses the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name, and has become an iconic symbol of London.
The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2015

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1: a large body of matter with no definite shape.
“the sun broke out from behind a mass of clouds”
pile, heap, stack, clump, cloud, bunch, bundle, lump
2: a large number of people or objects crowded together.
“a mass of cyclists”
large number, abundance, profusion, multitude, group, crowd, mob,rabble, horde,
barrage, throng, huddle, host, troop, army, herd, flock,drove, swarm, pack, press,
crush, mountain, flood
“a mass of cyclists”
1: involving or affecting large numbers of people or things.
“the film has mass appeal”
wholesale, universal, widespread, general, large-scale, extensive, pandemic
“mass hysteria”
1: assemble [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 6th 2015

Traitor’s (or Traitors’) Gate was a watergate – originally simply called the Water Gate – beneath St Thomas’s Tower at the Tower of London.
The gate was built in the late 1270s on the orders of Edward I to provide a convenient means by which he could arrive by barge. It acquired its present name as [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2015

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