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Originally posted on Engineering & Technology magazine: The legend of the Dambusters – the 19 Lancaster bombers of the RAF’s 617 Squadron – was enshrined in war-time history 70 years ago, when the planes flew to Germany on the night of 16/17 May to drop their Barnes Wallis-designed bouncing bombs on the Mohne, Eder and…
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Arms outstretched in delightSmile stretching wideLaughter bubbling –Drenched in joy. Laurel https://laurelsreflections.wordpress.com Your lovely little post entitled ‘Step Onto Our Stage – Let Your Poem Dance With Others’ was inspiration tonight. Here’s one of mine – just a short one, entitled “Caught in a Summer Downpour”, which makes me smile in rememberin […]
Photo by kind permission of Katrina the book buyer in Waterston’s Nottingham today Preparing to put my book on sale. Manners Bear And Friends is a children’s poetry book based on manners. The book is £6.95 plus p&p ISBN No: 9780956400628 If you would like to order the book you can buy at Waterstone’s Nottingham or online […]
Originally posted on crimsonprose: Order of the Garter Honi soit qui mal y pense Evil to him who thinks evil of it Edward III established the Order of the Garter on St George’s Day 1349, his aim to bind into a brotherhood a select group of knights, twenty-five in all. An honourable intent? The Black…
Happy St George’s Day! Nowadays, it’s not St George’s martyrdom that propelled him to popularity, but the tales of his heroism in slaying dragons and rescuing maidens. Whilst St George never visited the British Isles, during the Middle Ages he became revered by the English and according to legend fought on their side in the […]
Gillian Sims gave free books to members of her community on Tuesday 23rd October. 2012
The Manners collection was published in 2009.
This book was at the heart of the community on Tuesday where it was first launched at the Chase library three years ago.
Many children will have the pleasure of reading the light-hearted poetry about manners and will engage with the fun characters while they tell their tales.
Photos and books were exchanged in the community,and all were delighted to receive the books.