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‘Revels North’ VIRTUAL Christmas 2020 Video Is Now Available On Vimeo.

by Anura Guruge



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NOT going to Christmas Revels this year (viz. 2020) has been the BIGGEST impact COVID-19 has had on my life!

I was worried that this would come to pass in May 2020 — & ALAS it did.

I checked it out. IT IS GOOD. Well worth the money to rent or even BUY.

We have to SUPPORT Revels. We need them back, LIVE, in 2021.

So, come on. Be a sport. It is Christmas.

It will cheer you UP. SMILE.


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Friday the 13th, November 2020, Does NOT Count; It ONLY Counts In October.

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Please click on image to access my last — & very definitive — post on this matter. Thanks.


I have covered this “Friday the 13th” so, so many times that it does NOT make sense to do it all over again. SMILE. Nothing new to add. Said it all before. So, please read IF you are new to this. Thank YOU.


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Wearing A ‘Red Poppy’, With Pride & Respect, For ‘Remembrance Day 2020’ — November 9.

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Still ahead of 11/11. My first time in public of late. SMILE. Yes, one of my Canadian ‘red poppies’ and I am cool with that since this now time-honored tradition is all due to Canadians. The truth be told, when it comes to the paper ones, I only have Canadian poppies. That is OK. I do need to get some U.K. ones with the green leaf and the more pronounced black ‘button’.

Nobody but nobody commented on it. 98% of Americans have absolutely NO CLUE as to what it is and what it signifies though Americans fought in both Wars — though they were not at ‘Flanders Field‘ in 1915. I would love to see America adopt the custom. I have tried. I wrote to President Obama asking whether he would please wear one on Veterans Day.

Well, as I do every year, I set out to honor the fallen and keep the memory fresh and alive.

Last year’s picture.



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Remembrance Sunday 2020, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent Her Now Usual 5 Red Poppies — Looking Very Alert.

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For the 4th time, The Queen, now 94, again watched from a balcony and let her male progeny lay the wreaths. She looks very alert & you can see her following all that is taking place below her. She knows this ceremony better than anyone there! She has taken part in it for 69-years. Yes, 69-years. That is longer than I have been alive (albrit, just).

Remembrance Day is on 11/11/2020. 3-days from now.




For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition
please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


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Impressionistic Selfie Of I.

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This at SO MANY levels, actual & symbolic, is SO I.

Scary.

Wouldn’t YOU agree. SMILE.


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There Is Now A Sheep Farm Up The Road — & It Reminds Me, Fondly, Of Home.

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You don’t see much sheep in this country — certainly not in New Hampshire. Yes, of course, we have sheep but you don’t see that many.

Now, to my delight, there is a fairly large flock of sheep ‘up’ the road. About 2.5-miles from home. I was thrilled to see them & the setting they were in.

Reminded me of HOME. Yes, HOME. Great Britain. Sheep were such a mainstream in Britain in my day.

This made me happy. This made me smile.


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Apple Picking At ‘Hackleboro Farm’, New Hampshire — October 3, 2020.

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Going apple picking in early October is a cherished, annual family ritual going back many, many years. For the last 5 to 6 years we have invariably gone to ‘Appleview Orchard‘ in Pittsfield. It is closeby (under 20-minutes) & they serve good ‘eats’ in addition to the PYO (i.e., pick-your-own). But, this is 2020 & things are different — especially when it comes to eating out. Plus, due to the severe drought we have had, they, on their Website, was saying they didn’t have many apples to pick off the trees! So, we looked at other options. Then we remembered ‘Hackleboro Farm’. We had been there once, apple picking, a LONG TIME ago. Had to look it up. It was a hike — mainly because it is all back roads. Took us about 45-minutes. But, it was worth it. Fun. Extensive. Plenty of apples. We enjoyed it. Might go back next year. But, that is a longways away.


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August 27 — An Anniversary That Is Only Important To I (2020 Edition).

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Adoptive Parents got married August 27, 1952 (68-years ago).


I have spent TOO much time in the U.S.

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I try to mark this day, viz., August 27, every year with a post. To be honest it is only meaningful to I and I am the only one that cares,

Wow. I left Ceylon 53-years ago. As I get older the percentage of my life I spent in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) shrinks.

Left from Katunayake Airport which in 1967 was pretty small — just one, ‘one-room’ building. Quite a few people came to see us off. It was night. I think the flight left around 9pm. We left on a Pan Am 707. My first time in a jet — though I had flown quite a bit on DC-3s. I had always liked the 707 and it is still one of my favorite planes today. First stop, for a day, for Athens, Greece.

44-years, to the day, I walked into IBM! Wow. Much water has flowed under the bridge in Romsey.

P.S., Lord Mountbatten’s assassination was on August 27 — in 1979. I was still at Hursley and remember it well.


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