A strange day today. In the morning I went to my uncle’s funeral. He was a lovely man and even though I didn’t see much of him in later years, I fondly remember frequent visits when I was younger. He was both a gentleman and a gentle man, had a great sense of humour and always had a tale or two to tell. Whenever anyone asked him if he was alright, he would reply, “I’m all left and half of that ay right”. I learnt today that upon joining the army, when asked “Those who can drive, step forward”, he stepped forward and became a driver to move SS prisoners between camps in Europe during the Second World War.
Just started planning the next holiday which gives us something to look forward to whilst we struggle through the bleak winter months. This time we decided to take a DIY approach and book everything ourselves online rather than using a travel agent. Slightly scary, but as there is so much information available online now and lots of people are geared up to accept online bookings, it really isn’t all that hard, just time-consuming. (more…)