Good evening everyone,
two days update in one tonight;
Yesterday started grey, drizzly and generally miserable, it made it hard to get going and be enthusiastic...
I went out and did the necessary bits and bobs with the graves and mermorials, I was glad to get back to Tesco and the cats. I had an email from my Mother later with the photo of the award I won from the The British Legion, thank you Mum.
A nice end to a not brilliant day.
Today was another grey start, though a lot warmer. I headed out and had to cover a lot of ground again, the day improved as it went on finally getting to nineteen centigrade, made it so much better.
I had to meet an ex Royal Engineer in a local pub, any excuse, anyway they had a small machine that kids and big kids can use to win prizes, cost a fiver, will give the people who donate something to do for their donation if that makes sense...
Tomorrw I'm collecting all day in Tesco Cullompton, its off to Tiverton Tesco after that...
Good morning everyone,
I realised on my way to Tesco that I hadn't done the statistics for April, so here goes...
Mileage: 622 miles
Hills climbed: 45km
Mileage to date: 15045 miles
Raised so far (gift aided): £44,032.55 (£45,107.80)
War Graves photographed: 3,779
War Memorials photographed: 250+
I've spent the last few days making the most of a good internet connection in Tesco and have been sending images and data to the Imperial War Museum, it will be the same for today and tomorrow. I've been invited to the local British Legion meeting tonight, a quick chat and a couple of pints after...
Good afternoon every one,
A hard day on the legs today, hopefully a good day for pennies in the bucket. It started wonderfully this morning, clear skies, warm sunshine, now its grey and cold.
I obtained a new mascot today, a British Legion teddy bear, just need a QDG one now to finish the collection off :)
I just been given the chance to collect at Tesco on Saturday, it will give me chance to recover from the night before at the VE diner. It will then be off to Cullompton and Tiverton after that.
Updates will be thin on the ground this week as I'm going to make the most of some internet and update as many of the graves and memorials as I can.
Feeling better after the last few days thank goodness. I've managed to complete all the known War Memorials that I have photographed, ninth in the end, I've also still got about a hundred to document that the Imperial War Museum haven't got information about. Considering what I managed to photograph I only scratched the surface!
A hard day today, made harder by Teignmouth Cemetery, the graves are overgrown at the moment and I couldn't see were the dips were, legs now very sore! Of interest in one of the cemeteries was a black headstone, not unusual you might say, this is a pukka war grave but in black, I need to find out why...
I've nearly finished all the memorials for Wiltshire, I'll work out all the stats once I've finished them.
As I left to come down to the British Legion some children decided to play with the cats, Smudge playing like a kitten, Missy would rather have a tickle and sit on a lap...
A video update this evening.
Along sore dayand another video update.
After last nights fall I had an easy day today, uploading files and filling forms. I have to say that the new Tesco hurl is exceeding my expectations with the way it is behaving, for those that don't do Facebook the tablet I use for mapping has been misbehaving and finally refused to boot up. I was lucky to have Tesco vouchers to keep the cost down.
I will try and mix the updates between video and text as I know not everybody can view the videos for various reasAs today was an enforced rest day I won't beheading of to Dawlish until Tuesday.
Tonight's update is a video update...
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