I have a vague memory of listening to a radio dramatisation of this as a child but couldn’t remember the story at all. It was on display at the library so I picked it up. I have always loved history stories like this, evacuation, rationing etc. I really enjoyed it.
lucycj's Life List
1. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
2. Read 50 books in 2009.
3. Compile a journal from my memories and all the junk I collected in America
4. Swim regularly
5. Love and be loved
6. To live instead of exist
7. Lose 10 pounds
9. Cross stitch
10. Read all the books I own
11. Go vegan
12. Become fluent in French
13. Be a tourist in my own town
14. Move out
15. Be more musical
16. Decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
17. "Clean sweep" my life to 100%
18. Own a trampoline
How I did it: I checked the BBC news headlines first thing every day. They have links at the end of each news story about earlier developments and the history of the issue which really helped me get a hold on what is going on in the world, and why. I also listened to BBC Radio 4 all the time instead of music radio. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I played geography quiz games to make it fun. I read about the countries and learned so much, for example I didn't even know where some places were! I kept testing myself and having people quiz me. Some countries I could remember easily but others just wouldn't stick so I had to drill them. Read how I did it…
I’m so pleased, started the programme again by repeating week 2 run 3, and now I’ve also completed week 3! I think it was about the right level of challenge for me as I found week 2 quite boring. I thought the 3min runs would be a big challenge (I wondered why they move from 90sec to 3min?) but it was fine, yesterday I could have kept running. It was strange as the first interval is 90sec and each time I felt like I was getting stitch. But I remembered what D said about breathing and expanding your chest and it worked, yay! Can’t wait to start week 4 with 5min intervals! I ordered from roadid.com the coolest thing, an ID wristband. I heard a lot of accident horror stories so I’ll feel a lot safer running with ID.
I had a great day today! Went to meet up with two friends, went to a new cafe and had hot chocolate and a flapjack. We were there about two hours! It was so relaxing just sitting and chatting like we’d never been apart. We stood outside deciding which way to go next, it was cold and windy and a strong gust actually blew us away, we lost our footing! We got our photo taken in a photo booth, it is a really nice picture of the three of us crammed into the booth, smiling. On my way home, after I had left my friends, I stopped by a new sweet shop which is the best shop ever! It was quite overwhelming, a small shop with two floors, connected by a spiral staircase through the middle of the shop, with steps painted alternately brown and cream, like chocolate. One wall was lined with jars of sweets, I spent a long time looking at them and deciding what to buy. I chose alphabet letters and edinburgh rock and was shocked to be asked if I would like 100g of each – not having bought sweets from a jar since childhood, I only know sweets in ounces! As I went to pay, I noticed a jar on the glass counter full of tiny chocolate cups – how many years since I have had one of those?! As I left I told the assistant what a great shop it is, it brought back so many memories for me. In the evening I watched Strictly. What a great day.