Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

11 November

Dulce et Decorum est (1917)

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame, all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.

Gas! Gas! Quick, boys! An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And floundering like a man in fire or lime.
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in.
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

Wilfred Owen

Remembering Grandads service in France 1913 - 1919

Sunday, November 09, 2008

9 November - extra

The Villaricos Wacky Races.

News has reached us in London this morning, from our friends in Spain, and with their kind permission here are some of the race pics and a creditable 3rd place for the team...
and a fantastic 1200 euro raised for the charity....

9 November

Saturday, November 08, 2008

8 November

We have sponsored the boys for the run today...
The team has been sponsored in excess of € 1000.00.


Friday, November 07, 2008

7 November

good luck to all our friends in tomorrows race... we are there with you in spirit...

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Blog This Here