November 19th, 2021

Closer to God

Funday Friday

This morning I actually got some shopping done - and everyday coat (as the one I have worn for a few years split while I was on holiday) as well as my 3 nephews birthday pressies.  So positive ... I had time to kill while my car was having it's MOT & service ... and they even gave it a clean (so it was worth it just for that fact!)  The car passed and no worries except a bit of wear on one tyre, so another positive point for this morning.

Now I will have more photos to post, as well as getting some final work done on my icons, and hopefully managing to finish my fic, as tomorrow is my seasonal_spuffy day ... I have to be out tomorrow morning, so won't get time to finish them then.

But, before I do all of that -


19. How do you identify spiritually (do you follow a religion, what do you think about soul/spirit, etc.)?
Yes I am a Christian - a born again protestant ... and am "low church".  At present I go to a Baptist, but really am Brethren.
So yes I believe we are body, soul & spirit ... I 100% believe in The Bible


Right, photos to come
Soldier - silhouette

London 2021 #4

On the 11/11 I went to The Imperial War Museum.  I have been a few times over the years, but like all museums, there is always something new to spot ... if you keep your eyes open!

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Part of the Berlin Wall
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The harness of Rex ... including his Dicken medal (The animal VC)
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Home Guard uniform - Dad was in the Home Guard
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Cash box from HMS Exeter, sunk by The Graf Spree in 1939.  There is a memorial placque in the entrance if the hospital I work at in recognition of the ship
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A gas-safe dog kennel ... to be used with humans in gas masks
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From WWI - my granddad may have seen some of these.
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My grandma was a "Canary" ... a munition worker
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WWII - the staff car of General Montgomery
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A spitfire
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The smallest of the "little boats" who went over to Dunkirk in June 1940


After going to The Cenotaph on Sunday I went to see The Jewel Tower, built in 1365 and is part of the original Palace of Westminster.  And despite the name was mostly used to store government laws, and a set of "official" weights and measures.
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Some of the original foundations, that had to be replaced in the mid 20th century
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London 2021 #5

The reason that I went to London that particular weekend was because I wanted to go the the cenotaph service.  Sadly the Queen had to pull out at the last moment, but other than that it was a special morning -


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HRH Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, HRH Catherine Duchess of Cambridge & HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex
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Commander Tim Laurence, Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
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HRH Duke of Kent & Princess Alexandra
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The Parade after the service

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I love the poppy blankets on the Chelsea Pensioners

And, the following day I returned to see the wreaths
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