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Remembrance Sunday 2019: 750,000 Red Poppies Dropped Over The Cliffs Of Dover By A WWII DC-3 ‘Dakota’.

by Anura Guruge


All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

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They were biodegradable — an paper poppies usually are. {Smile}.

Another outstanding tribute. I am so PROUD and happy. We do this with so much panache.

Wanted to share with YOU in case you hadn’t seen this. I saw this first thing this morning in the ‘Daily Mail‘.




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by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2019, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent With 5 Poppies — Brushing Away A Tear.

by Anura Guruge


All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

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For the 3rd time, The Queen, now 93, watched from a balcony and let two generations of her male progeny lay the wreaths. This year, with time, alas, ticking away, she was more emotional than her usual calm, composed, regal self. She brushed away some tears. That was poignant. That she no longer lays the wreath herself is perfectly fine. We all understand and appreciate. She has done her duty — plenty.

This was her 68th Remembrance Sunday. Wow. See b&w image below when she attended with her dad, before she was queen.





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


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‘Jessica Hayllar’, Another AWESOME Female British Painter That I Discovered Today.

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Click to ENLARGE and admire here. From Facebook group “Female Artists in History”.


Click to ENLARGE. You can see the group name, viz. “Female Artists in History”. This was the picture they used to publicize her.


Click to ENLARGE and read. This, incredibly, is all Wikipedia has of her! No painting. Rather remiss. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Hayllar


I have been a long-term subscriber to this Facebook page:

Click image to access.

Today’s treat was the picture shown in the 2nd image above. I was blown away. What detail. Looks like a photograph. So realistic. What talent. What patience. What dedication.

That she was female and British was a bonus.

I shared the Facebook post on my Facebook timeline and I was amazed by the folks that reacted and responded. She definitely gets attention and admiration.

Enjoy.

Her father, James Hayllar, was also a famous painter. Here is one of his paintings.


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My Friend, Craigie Mc., From Halifax (England) Helps Us Kickoff The ‘Red Poppy’ 2019 Tributes.

by Anura Guruge


Please click to ENLARGE …
read, reflect & REMEMBER.

From ‘Wear Your Poppy With Pride’ (I think … per Facebook).


From ‘Once, We Were Soldiers’ (I think, per Facebook).


Thank you, Craigie. It was time I got going. Only a week left to ‘Remembrance Day‘ 2019.

Over the last few years I have done a fair amount to educate folks, especially in the U.S., on the ‘Red Poppy‘ significance and our British tradition of ‘Poppy Day‘ — on November 11th each year.

This tutorial, by the ‘mothership’, so to speak, will help.



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An England v Wales Showdown Is NOW Possible At The Rugby World Cup 2019 — WOW!

by Anura Guruge



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That was a turn for the books. New Zealand trounced by England at a World Cup — this time in Rugby. New Zealand did NOT look like the team that I had seen in the previous matches.

What was that statistic I heard — New Zealand’s FIRST World Cup loss since 2007! First loss in 19 matches. England last won against them in 2012 (albeit not in a World Cup).

So, this was quite sensational. Quite the match. I watched the (above) highlights TWICE — just to make sure.

Wales go in as FAVORITES.

So, we have a good chance. Fingers crossed.

Who do I support: Wales FIRST, England second. SMILE. At my core I am Welsh. SMILE.


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Wales v England Showdown Is Possible At The Rugby World Cup 2019, But Unlikely.

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For it to happen now, both England and Wales will have to win their respective semi-finals this weekend. That would mean a England v Wales final. That would be great for us the British, but, alas, I just don’t think it will happen.

Why? The New ZealandAll Blacks‘ — defending Champions from not just the last World Cup, but the one before that too.

They have been awesome. Just magical to watch. While England, obviously, has played well to get to the Semis, I just have a sneaking feeling that the All Blacks will outgun and outrun them come Saturday.

But, we can keep our fingers crossed.


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