Sunday, 11 November 2007

Never Too Old to Blog!

I have just been reading Ollie's "blob"! Olive is 108 year's young, and although she has a helper, Mike, to type things out for her, she is an amazing lady and incredible for her age. Just read all about. She speaks for herself.

She puts me to shame, being such a young thing! (70 only). I hope I can do as much as her if I ever reach such a great age. However, I have been doing quite a lot of walking lately with my other half. We went to Llandovery, Wales in our 'van' motorhome for a couple of days. The scenery is spectacular up there and I put on the step counter. We covered over 11,000 steps one day and nearly 14,000 on the other, it would have been a lot more had it not absolutely tipped down with rain and literally soaked us to the skin and through to our underwear. We had to dry everything off in the campsite clothes dryer. Unfortunately, the site was very quiet, there being only three or four other folk there and the amenity block was not heated. When the temperature is below 8 degrees, it is rather cold, so I am afraid that we chickened out and came home earlier than planned to our central heating.

Our club is not doing so well at short mat bowls at present. We lost our last match 0-10! It was a whitewash, so we have to get in more practice and get our newer members up to scratch. We do have two good players on holiday at present, but that's no excuse!!

Today being Remembrance Day, we have watched the Cenotaph Remembrance Service, which is always so moving. I particularly think of a Great Uncle, Walter William Scroggs, who was killed in France in 1916. His memorial is at Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Hebuterne. I am doing a lot of family research at present and plan to find out all I can about him. I have information about his death and memorial through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but would like more information about the York and Lancaster Regiment that he served with. Any help would be appreciated.

Back to the keyboard!