Thursday, 22 February 2018

FR09 - URL changes!

The bane of the blogger's life?  Looking at old posts to get some information and you click on the link and get the dreaded 404 message appears!  Aaarrgghh!

It happens to me when I went to to pick up the URL's on two of our relatives that are buried in France in WW1.

I ended up having to go to the CWGC website and re-entering all the details to get the new and correct links.


I updated the original posting with an "Update" at the so as not to spoil the original alliteration.

Job done.

Friday, 9 February 2018

FR18 - Armistice Day

This trip has been on the back burner for a while and I waited until I had something concrete to write about.

November 11th 2018 is the centenary of the formal ending of the First World War and there has been very little written about what commemorations there will be. I saw a note on one of the battlefield travel tour operators for a trip to the Somme that included either a visit to Thiepval or to the Australian monument at Villers Brettoneux.

I checked with the British Legion and they didn't seem to know anything about organised event at Thiepval at this time.

I took a punt and checked out the Aussie sites and found that they were taking applications for ticket and so I filled in the forms for Claire and myself.  At the moment it looks like we have been successful and accepted.. So need to wait a while before booking anything...

Oh. I forgot. I have booked the hotel we always stay in at Amiens....

Friday, 2 February 2018

NO18 - All Quiet

Currently a little quiet on this trip. We have to pay the balance on the trip in March but apart from that we have not much to add.

There was a newspaper article about cruise companies becoming a little stricter on what people are wearing on the ships during the day. With mass cruising there seems to have been a downturn in the standard of dress with people wearing football shirts and gaudy leisurewear.

Maybe they shouldn't be letting stag and hen parties on in the first place, as one of the stricter rules is no messages and group wear.....

On the only previous full cruise we have been on with Saga, there was a dress code and it is not hard to adhere too. But there have been loads of over reaction from people vowing never to go with NNNN Cruise again. P&O are one of the NNNN companies and have said that they will enforce a certain level of dressing on the ship.  I am all for that. Cue comments?