D- Day and memories of Normandy – first published 6 June 2014

Walking to work on the  morning of the 70th anniversary of D-Day I saw poppies blooming on the demolished TV studio site. They must have opened in the previous day or so and it seemed quite fitting to see their bright heads swaying in the breeze. Poppies for remembrance. It was 6 June 2014. D Day, more properly called Operation Overlord or the Normandy landings, took place on 6 June 1944. The largest seaborne invasion in history is well documented but, for me, all the talk of Normandy beaches had me hankering to go back to one of my favourite places, L’Anse Du Brick just outside Cherbourg. Continue reading D- Day and memories of Normandy – first published 6 June 2014

Plans afoot for 2017

At the end of 2016 I finally finished my epic virtual walk around the coast of Great Britain and came home. The challenge had kept me motivated for three years and showed me some amazing places I’d love to walk for real. Of course, coming to the end left quite a gap in my life and my motivation. After a great deal of thinking I’ve come up with a new challenge to keep me busy in 2017 and probably beyond.  Continue reading Plans afoot for 2017