Category Archives: Politics & History

A Historical Tour de #Belgium: #Bruges, #OstendAtlanticWalls and #Ypres

Following John’s post Remembering Great Granddad George, I am filling in some gaps and sharing a few more pictures of our ‘expedition’ to our European cousins. Yes, I have wanted to visit Bruges for quite sometime, long before I saw the … Continue reading

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Remembering Great Granddad George – Four Co-incidences

by John Kirk My great-grandfather, George Gittos, died on April 16th 1918 during the Battle of Paschendaele near Ypres in Belgium. I once went out with a girl, Marie-Claude from Lille which is less than an hour from Ypres. On … Continue reading

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Where Were You 25 Years Ago? #RememberTian’anmenSquare

Every year on the 4th of June, I remember. I remember, back in 1989, ten months after I arrived in the UK, a pro-democracy movement in China raged on a land I held dear even though I was thousands of … Continue reading

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Charming #Cotswolds: English Towns and Villages Oozing with Tradition and Natural Beauty

Blue skies, white clouds, green hills, yellow fields with rape seed swinging in light breezes, crystal clear waters where swans swim with their cygnets, wooden and stoney bridges above free flowing streams, pretty cottages and pubs built with special Cotswolds stones, … Continue reading

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