Friday Quote: the beauty of summer

I prepared this quote two weeks ago, to mark the passing of that mid-year milestone, the summer solstice.  However, on 24 June, we all found ourselves swept away by 'events, dear boy, events' (Harold Macmillan's response to a question about what a Prime Minister most feared).  So I ended up posting a different quote that … Continue reading Friday Quote: the beauty of summer

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Friday Quote: We Shall Never Forget

Today marks the centenary anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme in World War I. This most devastating military event in British history saw nearly 60,000 casualties (of which 19,240 were killed) on the first day alone. The battle lasted 141 days, resulting in over a million allied casualties by the end. … Continue reading Friday Quote: We Shall Never Forget