Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Day 42 left to Christmas

I am sure Santa is hard at work building toys by the millions, as all the toys throughout the world are very much the same, I know he has subcontracted a vast majority of the manufacturing and distribution. It is those presents we make ourselves that sometimes are more enduring. Last year Angela did a Calendar and that has been the centre of our lives for the year. Who I must ask is doing this years Calendar? If that be me then I will gladly take on the task. 
Poppy day 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we will stand silent for 2 minutes to remember those who have given their today for our tomorrow. That most fragile petal of the Poppy carries such a heavy burden. The whole solemn day is marked by parades,  church services and rounded off by the Queen laying a wreath at the Cenotaph.  We had breakfast at our local pub and even in the small borough of Broadstone the road was closed for a Remembrance day march. Quite rightly so, if it is only one day we remember them then make it something to remember. I was quite intrigued that all the veterans placed a lot of emphasis on those who did not come back as opposed to what they did in the war.

Getting onto another subject altogether - I said about a year ago that the laptop as we know it has only been around a mere 30 years ago and I fear it is reaching its sell by date. This is not proving to be the case, Macbook Air is doing very well even though the new iPad is an iPad Air, Macbook Air without the keyboard. Watch this space as the world evolves but sometimes it does buck the trends.