Humorous anecdotes on life with a toddler and newborn!
These diary excerpts give a snapshot into my life as a volunteer in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. It has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life to date.
This article is a combination of some of my diary excerpts and reflections while I was a volunteer English teacher at a university in Vietnam's Mekong Delta in a small, country town. Being the only foreigner in this town encouraged me to learn the language, immerse myself in Vietnamese culture and...
This hub discusses power of acceptance in beating anxiety. A short hub based on personal experience of conquering anxiety.
A story from the perspective of a female Shetland Sheepdog about her operation to be neutered. Very sweet reflections - just like her.
This hub explains how to groom, train and get the most out of Shetland Sheepdogs. These gentle dogs require tender loving care and encouragement to bring out the confidence and mischievousness that make them an adorable and loyal pet.
A selection of Haiku and poetry
My great grandfather, Reginald Trevor, an Australian soldier in World War One, sent home to his mother these postcards he collected while fighting in World War One. They depict scenes from France, including the Somme.
Home service in Tidworth, new love and German air raids in London. World War One letters.
in this World War One letter home to his mother, my great grandfather writes to his mother about the bravery of the stretcherbearers on the front, conditions on the ships he has been on and his shellshock.
In this letter written from Perham Downs camp (pictured) in Salisbury Plains, England, my great grandfather Reginald Trevor writes to his mother about life in the camp, the snowy conditions that make life there cold and bleak, and his sightseeing in London. Having been hit by a shell in the Battle...
World War One letter home. In this letter, Reginald Trevor an Australian soldier, describes life in Egypt, German prisoners of war in France, the suffering of the Belgian refugees who have fled to France, and his promotion to Lance Corporal.
Life in the trenches in Gallipoli was harsh. Freezing conditions, lack of water, frostbite and the constant threat of death meant time spent on rest camps such as Sarpi on Lemnos Island were well spent. Hot springs provided a much needed wash and reprieve for the soldiers.
This letter describes life in the rest camp on Lemnos Island, Greece. Trouble with the postal system and daily life on the island are described here.
In this original letter written by my great grandfather from World War One, he describes life in the trenches and the gruesome problem of Trench Rats. His letter contains information about the inflated prices on the Greek Island of Lemnos where he was sent in between fighting in the trenches.
Field postcards from my great grandfather from the front in World War One were a form of censorship where soldiers could only cross out pre-typed words that did not apply. However some soldiers bypassed the censors with code and subterfuge. My great grandfather was able to write a short Christmas...
This original World War One letter is written by my great grandfather the day before returning to the front. Hewrites of life in Cairo, the mail system delays and his photography during the war.
Here my great grandfather's letter home describes his wounding in the Battle of Pozieres in the Somme Valley. His experiences in World War One are revealed in his collection of letters written from the front. He received shell shock and lost the use of his legs from paralysis temporarily.
This letter from World War One tells of my great grandfather having embarked on the ship to war. The men are sea-sick and he talks of the difficulties the men face such as not being granted leave to say goodbye to their families before sailing.
Background information about my Australian great grandfather Reginald Trevor, who enlisted for WW1 at the age of 24. He fought in many of the well-known battles including Gallipoli and the Battle of Pozieres where he was wounded and suffered shell shock. He survived the war and went on to marry and...
My great grandfather writes to his mother before embarking to go to World War One. His collection of letters reveals a great deal about what life was like in the trenches and the trials endured by those who fought in World War One.
My great grandfather writes to his mother about his reasons for enlisting to fight in World War One and of his preparations to leave. We found a collection of his original letters which reveal much about life in the trenches and the harsh realities faced by those who fought.
Our family discovered my great grandfather's letters home from the front in World War One. They have revealed what he endured, his amazing stoicism in the face of war and illness and a glimpse into the harsh reality of WW1.