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Our favourite holiday reads for World Book Day!

Books and holidays go hand in hand. Whether it be emerging yourself in a book on the plane or sneaking a few moments to read once the kids are in bed, escaping into a different world in a book is one of life’s little pleasures. 736 more words


Proud to be an American

This past weekend, a bunch of my fellow American students and I visited the Plages du Débarquement (AKA D-day Beaches) and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. 499 more words

Paris to London. 200 miles. 9 days. 1 silly form of transport.

Well it has been far, far too long since I last posted. Quite a bit has happend, as you may have seen if you follow my… 750 more words


Visiting The D-Day Beaches in Normandy

Did you know that when the Allied Troops landed on the D-Day beaches, they were accompanied by a bagpipe player? Private Bill Millin, also known as Piper Bill, was ordered by the British commander, Brigadier Lord Lovat,  to play the bagpipes to keep the soldiers’ spirits up. 719 more words