Eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the moment the guns fell silent in 1918 to end hostilities in what was known as the Great War, now called WW1 or the First World War. What a damned shame we have to number them at all.
I had meant to mention the other day that last week's monthly concert by the singers and band went well, in Minlaton, and our next is an "extra" on the 23rd, at a different elderly care home in the same town. End of year events rapidly approach, both secular and sacred.
The pic is the five masted barque France II, 5800 tons, whose story I tell in one of the ten chapters of my book at Amazon dot com (How to Hold Their Attention, by Will Smyth). A good Chrissie present for someone? France II sailed for just ten years 1912-1922, but was the largest tall ship ever built, her interior fittings on a par with those of the luxury ocean liners of the 1930s.