BOOK REVIEW: WHILE THE BOMBS FELL by ROBBIE CHEADLE and ELSIE HANCY EATON

The Blurb: What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2? Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signalling … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: WHILE THE BOMBS FELL by ROBBIE CHEADLE and ELSIE HANCY EATON

GORODSKOY PARK

Gorodskoy Park in the sunshine. Not the most beautiful park. More concrete than greenery, but well-maintained. A series of paths connected by roundabouts. Along the wider walkways, freshly painted green benches, shaded by overhanging wispy branches. So what was I doing in this nondescript park in the middle of Minsk? Well, that is a longer … Continue reading GORODSKOY PARK

BOB’S LAST DAY AT WORK

'Welcome to the EMIRATES Spinnaker Tower, as I legally have to call it.' 'It was going to be opened in 2000 and be named the Millennium Tower, but due to political ineptitude, it didn't open until 2005, so was renamed 'Spinnaker', a type of sail.' 'The tower sits on Gunwharf Quay. In the 18th-century it … Continue reading BOB’S LAST DAY AT WORK