Friday, 8 May 2015

Thank you

To those who protected, wherever they were, away or at home.

My grandfather has kept a daily diary for more than 70 years. We came across his entry for that momentous week. He was in Wensleydale on duty when VE Day was announced, but had spent most of his time in the Middle East - in Egypt and a now unrecognisable Baghdad.

He celebrated his 92nd birthday on Saturday. It's hard to believe that he's seen16 Prime Ministers come and go, a man walk on the moon, the atom bomb, the Cold War, medical advances, the evolution of technology, architecture, music, food and travel.

He was the first person I knew to get online and I started this blog for him back in 2008.


  1. My dad will be 92 next week too - I must remember to ask him where he was on VE Day - he was in the Polish Tank Division somewhere and was later demobbed in the UK.

    I love your father's entry "free beer and eats". It's amazing the changes that generation has seen.

  2. Seems he took it in his stride! He sounds very cool!

    1. He really is. He's always been a marvellous early adopter of technology,

  3. Oh my! My eyes are filled with tears as I read your post.
    What a treasure you have there!
    Thank You for sharing!