September 14th, 2021

Skeleton

An Amazing Trip

As I said 10 days ago. I was going on holiday for a week.  Yes, I arrived home on Sunday, later than expected as my fligh was delayed.

Yesterday I did work, but then in the afternoon I went to see an osteopath, as the last day of my holiday I re-injured my left calf/ankle.  OUCH!!  I did smile though as it was some time since I last had treatment so it was a case of a different osteopath ... his first question was in wondering how much I knew about the type of treamtent on offer ... so I smiled I admitted that 4 years training and 2 years in practice meant I possibly knew something!!  He was actually excited to meet someone who admitted to having spent my first year in the original college set up in 1917 (we moved buildings in 1980) ... since then the college has moved again and in the year before he qualified it changed name.  So I have my leg strapped ... and feeling sore.  Ironically I actually had no work today, so it will do me good to not have to be on my feet all morning.

So I am here to catch up .... edit some photos (yes, I took "a few"), and then post them ... so watch out, you are about to be spammed.

I shall reply to comments later, and catch up with some of you, although if I have missed something exciting, please let me know.

But, as ever, before I go -


13. Have you ever been to a drive-in theater?
No

14. Have you ever been on vacation with someone other than your family?
A school field trip when I was 17


See you later x
M&D wedding

5,000 Years Of History

As I have said, I went to Jersey for a weeks holiday - mostly to do with the Occupation during WWII. For those who don't know, Germans landed on The Channel Islands in June 1940, and did not leave until 9th May 1945 (and again, if you don't know, WWII in Europe ended on the 8th)

However as it's a small island many of the sites that the Germans turned into gun emplacments (etc) were used before.

On one of the days we went to La Hougue Bie, which has a Neolithic Long Grave, and a replica Long House, a 12th Century Chapel as well as German Bunkers, which are now set up as a memorial to the many thousands of slave workers that were used by the Germans to dig all the tunnels. There is also an archeology museum (and we had a talk from the 2 manin archeologists, as a bonus)

The Chapel on top of the long grave ... a visitor, and the view inside
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Bronze dagger - 1st century
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Entrance to the bunker and the Long House
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Inside the bunker
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One of the many displays
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On another day we had a lunch break at St Aubib, which meant I wandered around as this is where Mum & Dad had their honeymoon in 1952. I had tried to find their hotel, but apparently it doesn't exist any more (the name no longer exists on records 😒). But it was nice to see the town in general -

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These houses looked a lot like the photo of where Mum & Dad stayed -
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Spitfire

Why Did It Have To Rain That Afternoon?

As well as the WWII history part of the trip was going to the air show that commemorated Battle of Britain Day

Truly stunning, but sadly some didn't perform because the weather wasn't great ... in fact we had about an hour of rain in the middle .... but, as you can see, I still managed to take "one or two" photos ... well, here are one or two of them, anyway -


This is where I was sitting -
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The true English classic - The Spitfire
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 red Arrows -
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