Saturday, September 16, 2006

Wet Weekend

Pretty damp and horrible here. I tidied up a bit in the garden, ditched the courgettes as they're all but over, and cut my one pumpkin of the stalk and put it up high to ripen a bit more. Still got tons of plums, must stone and freeze some more.

Taking the dogs off to Seacliffe, my favourite beach, it has Tantallon castle on the cliffs, the Bass Rock off shore, and the most amazing wee harbour cut out of a huge chunk of red sandstone. I like it at the back end of the year when no-one is around.

I heard all the fuss on the news about the Armed Forces unoffical website, so I took a look at it here.
What struck me was how well organised it is, and the sponsorship that they've got.


It's almost a hundred years since WW1, I wonder what the War Poets like Sassoon and Owen would have made of this. I'm not sure which is worse, not knowing what a loved one is going through, or having minute by minute updates on how awful it is and how badly equipped they are.

I like their acronymn, it's "arrse", no accident I'm sure. Funny how these things are out there and yet you never think of looking for them until they're drawn to your attention.

2 Comments:

Blogger PI said...

Will look at 'arrse'. I miss Universal Soldier and I expect his wife is up to her eyes settling in in Germany. Was a great day yesterday weather wise and we went to look at an enormous house which has been converted in to apartments. Decided we'd both rather muddle on here where we can swing lots of cats - which we haven't got!

8:21 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

It's tempting to downsize isn't it. I'm sick of cleaning this place, it takes too much energy. But I love my garden and would miss it.

12:19 pm  

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