A Tribute to the Fallen

imageIsn’t this incredibly beautiful and a fantastic memorial to the soldiers who died in the First World War? This pic was taken by my sister, who was lucky enough to see it at the Tower of London and has even put her name down to do a shift of ceramic poppy planting.

I have urged my latest student to go and see this amazing sculpture when he visits the capital. I intend to see it myself when I go to London to visit DD2 at university. I’m not sure I can afford to go into the Tower at £23 a person, but hopefully it will be visible from the outside.

Anyone else going?

My new student is lovely and eats almost anything. Sadly though he doesn’t appear to be a fan of courgettes! A shame when we have so many. Still the rest of us are still eating them! I like them simply fried in butter with a few mushrooms.


0 thoughts on “A Tribute to the Fallen

  1. frugalinsuffolksimple@gmail.com

    I saw the poppies on the news with Will and Cate walking through them and thought it looked incredible, they said there were thousands more still to do.
    Good to hear your student is eating like a normal person

  2. Sarina

    I`ve seen these poppies on TV. Every one is different and hand crafted. Lovely tribute to the fallen soldiers.
    Glad you seem to have a more easy going student this time.
    I love courgettes, and often use them raw in salads mixed with cucumber, tomatoes, celery, lettuce. They also can be stuffed with a mince and breadcrumb mix and baked in foil, then drizzles with tomato sauce. Also very delicious. Infact, marrows (an autumn seasonal veg) is just an overgrown version of a courgette. Stuffed marrow is a much loved meal option for that time of year in my household. I also love some sautéed courgettes mixed with scrambled egg and seasoning to have as a frugal sandwich filling. Courgettes are very versatile and can even be grated and used in cake baking.

  3. Julia

    I’ve been (see my photos on Facebook, Jane), and you can indeed see them for free from the outside! 🙂 They’re there until at least the 11th November when the last poppy will symbolically be placed – no doubt at 11am.
    Also, you can buy a poppy from the website, with the proceeds going to charity too. 🙂


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