Oldest WWI veteran dies aged 113
Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, died at the age of 113 in England.
Though we still talk about World War I as indeed we should this now leaves just two British survivors from what is sometimes called "The Great War" not that any war is great.
Mr Allingham, the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland was very active right up to his final days. or decades, he buried his war memories, avoiding reunions and refusing to discuss the events with his family.
But, in 2005, he was persuaded to unveil an RAF memorial in France and decided it would have been disrespectful to his former comrades to refuse.
This was followed by numerous honors and accolades.
Second jogger attacked by buzzard
A buzzard has attacked another holidaymaker in Cornwall - the second such incident in a matter of days.
Eleanor Dennis, 19, was jogging near the Helford River on Saturday evening when the bird of prey attacked.
The teenager from Hertfordshire, who is on holiday with her family, was not hurt, but was badly frightened.
Last week Stuart Urquhart from Bristol needed hospital treatment after a buzzard slashed his head while he was out jogging near the Helford River.
Mr Urquhart suffered three 6cm (2in) long gashes on his scalp from the bird's talons.
Bond's Lotus bought for £105,000
James Bond's Lotus Esprit from the film For Your Eyes Only has been sold to a Middle Eastern buyer for £105,000 at an auction in Oxfordshire.
Reply to Yesterdays Blog Question
I have had several replies to yesterdays blog question about Christian Literature. To me this is the best explanation, and I totally agree with what it should now really be called.
If you want to try and apply the term Christian Literature to mainstream literature, then perhaps we need to change the term to "Christian Friendly." Meaning, Christian values are respected and sensitively dealt with - perhaps not in individual characters or the words used (blaspheming and such should be okay if the purpose is to create/motivate/ drive a character and not to just shock the reader). Christian Friendly literature would then, presumably, leave the reader with some kind of lesson or message or theme or or or... the list is quite endless... and the Christians to offend almost as endless. As you say Christian isn't an easy term to define in literature. Interesting point!
Thank you to everybody for their comments. I hope you continue to enjoy my scribblings.
THE GRAND NATIONAL
WHY UK DRIVES ON THE LEFT
MOTHERS DAY ACROSS THE POND
ABOUT THE UNION JACK
ENGLISHMANS VIEW ON BASEBALL
WHAT IS BOXING DAY
BRITISH TV TRANSPLANTS
WHO WAS SAINT GEORGE?
BOBS YOUR UNCLE
SWEET FANNY ADAMS
EUROPE'S GOT TALENT - WELL PERHAPS
GOBSMACKED, BOBBIES AND AN ARM AND A LEG
BIG BEN... OR IS IT?
THE USA NEEDS A CITIZENS CHARTER
FROM CHARIOTS TO NASCAR
WHAT IS FATHERS DAY?