Saturday, 29 June 2013

Lucky Snapping Quote and France

Over on Lucky Snapping this week Lynne has given us this quote to play with.


“Life is like a camera.
Just focus on what’s important,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives
And if things don’t turn out 
- Take another shot”
               ~ Anonymous
 
Have to say it is a quote I like and find inspiration from. So Lynne wanted us to get out there and get snapping, handy for me this week as we went to France to visit a couple of family war graves.  It was a great trip and one I have wanted to do for ages, Mick wasn't too bothered but happy for any excuse to go to France but thankfully he really enjoyed it and is so glad he did it.  I found the whole experience rather moving, the grave yards are beautifully kept, some more so than others but all well maintained, but being there makes you think what it must have been like for those soldiers back then, burying their colleagues/friends day after day in horrendous conditions.  We don't know we are born today!
 
Our first B&B stop, so welcoming.


The middle headstone is Frederick Butfield which is Mick's father's Uncle. His grave is just inside the Belgium border in the Lijssenthoek Military - he died on the 26th September 1915 aged 21 of gun shots wounds to his right leg.
 

So many young men. Just a small view of the graveyard.


Will show you more of our visit later.

But for now some POTD from this week. Driving passed Stone Henge, I was rather pleased with it under the circumstances lol


Rouen Bridge.
 


Back home in Plymouth yesterday morning at 6.30am - we finish our trip they start theirs lol

Thanks Lynne for getting me back to blogging. xx
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. beautiful photos, I can only imagine how moving your trip was.

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  2. It's something I never did but it seems very interesting ! Glad you had a good time ! x

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  3. All those men. How sad.
    Your photos are great though and give a taste of your trip

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  4. Yes, a really stop what you are doing moment there in the graveyards, such a sad loss of life.

    Love your road trip photos and that one of Stonehenge is cracking :) x

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  5. My husband's uncle is in a grave in N France, we visited it a couple of years ago. We find all the war cemeteries are very moving and so sad. Have a good day, Diane

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  6. One day I will get to visit those graves. I hope you had a fantastic holiday Karen x

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  7. We too have found these different cemetaries very moving, so many young men died for our country and our freedom!

    Glad you are blogging again. Thank you xx
    Your B&B looks nice, an addie?

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  8. Glad you are blogging again!
    I am glad too that Lynne managed to wake up you!
    Love your photos! Thank you!

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