Monday, 14 November 2016

Memorandum Monday: Remembrance

Good Morning on yet another Monday morning. It's time to join Sian to tell about something new we have learnt or done this weekend.
On Sunday morning I was cooking the Sunday roast but had the television on to watch the memorial service at the Cenotaph and join in the two minutes silence. I am sure I was not the only one to exclaim at our amazing Queen who is able to not only stand for that period of time but to still be able to walk backwards down the steps. What a remarkable lady.
The ceremony led me to remember some decorations I had seen in Bath.  A new one for me. The Christmas decorations above the entrance to a shopping mall had poppies incorporated into the Christmas decorations.

I shall have to look to see if they remain for the whole of the Christmas season.

Wishing you all a good week. I'm off to practice walking down steps backwards now. You never know when it might come in useful!


  1. those poppies look fantastic - and they might be crocheted (creative ideas pinging) - have a great week

  2. Beautiful poppies & yes our Queen is an amazing woman, one to be greatly admired. I do hope that those poppies come down soon - I personally do not like to see Christmas celebrations up until after Remembrance Day. The days are all so rushed by merchandising that they get blurred into nothing ... I'll say no more.

  3. When I see Christmas decorations beside poppies I always think of that wonderful story about the two sides playing football together on Christmas Day. It can make us think about hope, and the essential goodness of ordinary people asked to do things they didn't want to do.

  4. Don't think I have ever seen poppy decorations like that. They look lovely. It was a moving weekend all round with the remembrance slant on almost every programme. I always watch the cenotaph ceremony but this year I didn't feel I could face it after all the other things I had watched, though I did see the abridged version and thought the same about the Queen and Duke. I echo Mary-Lou's sentiment about merchandising swamping and diluting everything into one endless stream. Still two weeks to Advent! At times I have felt the dignity of the poppy is getting lost.

  5. I will look out for those poppies next time I am in Bath.

  6. Although we celebrate Remembrance Day as Veteran's Day, I don't often see decorating for the remembrance. It's too bad because I think visual reminders are very useful!