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Lieutentant R. D. Jeffreys Military Cross

Lieutenant R.D. Jeffreys began life as a private soldier with the 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment and later earned a battlefield commission and the Military Cross.

I am in possession of a typed copy of the diary and will be transcribing it for this blog. 23 more words

18th Battalion CEF

My Train Ride Playlist

Most of these my boyfriend sent to me at some point in the course of our 5 year friendship/flirtationship/relationship to tell me how he felt. I was daft and didn’t get the message, or didn’t want to. 92 more words

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The Resume of Stanley W Rogouski (2014)


It’s not my home. It’s their home, and I’m welcome no more


Once in a moment of despair, I wrote it on a bathroom wall, somewhere. 646 more words

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"Thoughts, that breathe, and words, that burn..." Remembering Alexander Markov.

My last conversation with Alexander happened exactly one year ago. I can still see our digital footprints on my Skype: 23rd September 2013 Call started: 17:31 Call Ended: 17:48 Call Lasted:  16 minutes 50 seconds. 2,312 more words


Chili peppers and avanto

My new pet theory is that avantouinti (literally “hole-in-the-ice-swimming”) and love of chili peppers are somehow related. At least here in Tampere I can find people who do both: go out in extreme cold, and jump to the lake, and eat extremely hot chilies. 192 more words

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Wrecking Ball: I Fell in Love

I, a wall of sheet rock
You, the wrecking ball
Your sight and scent,
A hitherto unfelt awe-
Numbed and left me in shock

I was a small raft… 92 more words

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