Category Archives: Belfast Blitz

Bangers and Mash

This is a short story of a visit to my doctor seeking treatment for a case of shingles on the right side of my head (very painful). I’d had shingles in the same place many years ago. You may however, … Continue reading

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Lack of Afforadable Housing on PEI

It boggles the mind when I hear our Liberal Government promise to look into the problem of affordable housing. We hear things like “we are looking into it” “we are going to tackle the issue” etc etc. The latest move … Continue reading

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My Opinion is of No Value????

Just yesterday I ran into a very obnoxious encounter on FB with one Kelly Robinson. Clearly this young lady believes I have no right to an opinion that opposes her opinion. She showed no respect for my views and answer … Continue reading

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A Last Promotion before Surgery!!!!!

I have to get up at 4 am on Monday morning,  in order to be at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by 6 am. Cataract surgery on my right eye. Have been waiting almost three years, it will be nice to … Continue reading

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Lily and Me. A book worth reading

My Book – Lily & Me Now available as an E-Book. Go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/irishrover Truly a great story if you decide to buy, you will not regret it. A wonderful gift for Christmas and other occasions. Although a memoir, it … Continue reading

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1st December —– Christmas Month.

  December is the month of Christmas shopping, gift buying and struggling through the busy crowded stores. It is a time of head scratching and wondering what to buy for that favourite person. Allow me to suggest a copy of my … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place: and in the sky The larks still bravely … Continue reading

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The End of the Anderson Shelter?

Moving to Padstow, a tiny fishing village in Cornwall. Restricted Zone. Ben arrived home for a short visit at Easter and was appalled to see the extent of destruction in our neighbourhood. Concerned for our safety, when he returned to … Continue reading

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Anderson Shelters and a Bomb that didnt Explode

1943 -44  Living in Seven Kings, a suburb  of London As the war dragged on, it seemed that every night we were roused from our beds to go to the shelter. We were so very tired – tired of war, … Continue reading

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My Childhood Memories of 2ndWW-continued

The Belfast Blitz – Continued Posted on Nov 6th, 2017 by irishroverpei I told of the Percy Street school taking a direct hit, the school was just two street behind our house on Northumberland St. My father decided we should stay … Continue reading

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