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This Week #56

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
Life This Week

Marianna stayed at my mum's most of this week, which was nice but a bit weird - it was like being young, free and single again for a few days. Well, except for being old and still having Anthony underfoot, but you know. :)

Work was fairly quiet again, and Wednesday was just depressing. We had our first Labour branch meeting in ages, what with all the endless election campaigns, and today we went to the Pontnewydd Remembrance Parade. We were marching again this year, and I laid a wreath as the Deputy Mayor - I always panic a bit about laying wreaths, it's like all previous occasions where I've done it completely leave my mind and I imagine I'm going to trip over and destroy the entire display something!

There was a really good turnout today though, and Harald (Thomas of Holy Trinity Church - I think pretty much everyone in Cwmbran knows Harald) gave a lovely service talking about the poppy as a symbol of peace, and the importance of rememberance as an aid to preventing future war, not glorifying it.

Photo of the Week


This Week, I 'ave Been Mostly...

☆ READING: Loads of old film magazines. Check them out for yourself over at Lantern, the media history digital library.

☆ WRITING: An appreciation post for one of my favourite fiction writers, Marjorie Benton Cooke.

☆ WATCHING: We watched Batman v Superman (2016) last night, but had to give up before the end. It was just so terrible!

 LISTENING: Make Out - Rixton.

☆ WEARING: Remembrance poppies.

☆ EATING: Birthday cake - it's my little brother's birthday today! :)


On the Blog

I posted a guide to Saturday Blog Linkies, and the theme for this week's #FridayFrivolity was crazy health advice. This week's Twitter competition is for The Wizard of Oz on DVD:

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

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