My last post was April 2018 so I thought I better write something.

I’ve had this blog since December 2004; that’s 15 years of (very) sporadic posts.

I keep saying I will write more often but, somehow, I’ve never found the time. Hopefully retirement will allow me to write more often in the future.

In the meantime; I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Oops Sorry

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Yes I’m still alive

Just a quick post to say I’m still alive and busy as ever.

One of these days I.m going to start using this blog properly

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Merry Christmas One and All

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We will remember them.


They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

We will remember them.

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Visit to Arnhem

I have just spent the (long) weekend with a bunch of lads that, in most cases, I hadn’t seen for over 35 years. It certainly brought back memories and was a lot of fun.

Of course there was a serious side to the weekend; remembering the fallen of Operation Market Garden which took place 17th – 26th September 1944; the subject of the film ‘A Bridge Too Far’

WP_20150919_17_43_37_Pro__highresAt the Engineers Monument Driel; the place where they got the Airborne survivors out across the Neder-Rijn



Airborne Square Memorial on the north side of John Frost Bridge, Arnhem.



WP_20150920_12_03_30_Pro__highresThe Main Remembrance Ceremony at Oosterbeek




WP_20150920_12_03_42_Pro__highresThe children of Arnhem and surroundings laying flowers at the graves of the fallen.

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I’m still here

It’s been a long time since I posted so I thought I had better write something.

No excuses but I have been a bit busy, both professionally and privately, and I just kept forgetting to post something.

So; what have I been doing?

  • A series of developments, all required yesterday – normal work for me Winking smile
  • A longish holiday touring Montana, North and South Dakota and Wyoming in an RV – great scenery and good fun.
  • Re-designing my 00 scale train layout – more fun
  • Playing with Windows 10 Preview – Nice

I’ll try to post more regularly – in the mean time have fun

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Merry Christmas


To one and all;

And for those who don’t celebrate this occasion we wish you peace and happiness anyway.

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