Sunday 12/11/06

Remembrance Sunday dawns wet and miserable. A brief dry, and bright, interlude allows the 11 AM ceremonies to pass off dry. I watch the national ceremony on TV from London, in brilliant sunshine. It's 15C / 60F down there. Set to change later this week. Here in Stornoway, there are 3 services in 3 separate churches, one parade and one wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial. Two years ago, I was in North Uist, walking from Lochmaddy towards Berneray, but only as far as Trumisgarry, a hamlet 7 miles northwest of Lochmaddy. Saw an otter that day. [Remembrance Sunday 2004 was on 14 November]. Back to 2006. As the afternoon progresses, rain sets in, and during the evening the wind picks up to force 7. Supper is chicken with chips and cauliflower cheese. I add apple sauce. The sweet was nice trifle.

1 comment:

ADB said...

Hi Guido
I was down in London a week ago for Climate Chaos Demo.Visited Whitehall which was buzzing with tourists and traffic then.Its hard to imagine the silence and solemnity there on Sunday.I watched it on telly too.I was born on Remembrance Sunday (always nearest Sun to 11th - I born on 12th)so feel a connection to the day.In Liverpool city centre a gang of schoolkids staged a die-in in the city centre to remember all the people (service personnel and civilians) dying in the war in Iraq. This was very moving and well recieved by people here. An indication of the mood here about the war!
#1 Comment from radarsmum67 - 13/11/06 23:54