Saturday, 9 November 2013

English Traditions

So we are learning new things during our time here is London, the first one I love, the second not so much.  First is the Poppy Appeal

The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields". Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies parts of Belgium and France. The poem was written by Canadian physician and Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on 3 May 1915 after witnessing the death of his friend, a fellow soldier, the day before. The poem was first published on 8 December 1915 in the London-based magazine Punch. (thanks Wikipedia)


  1. I just read your blog and love it so much! I love seeing the pictures of your flats and hearing what you are doing. Keep these posts coming!!!!

  2. Love your posts! Sounds like you're having a wonderful experience. A family just moved into our ward from the UK. They use to live in the ward you're serving in many years ago when they were students. She shared some fun stories about Crystal Palace Ward, sound like you'll have some fun experiences.
    Thanks for sharing your experiences. We're going to Dublin in March and plan on going to London. Can we book at room at the Fowler B and B? :-)