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Private William Joseph New, 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

202074 Private William Joseph New of the 2/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry died of pneumonia on the 19th October 1918, aged 34. William Joseph New (the order of the given names is sometimes inconsistent) was also a bellringer at Isleworth (Middlesex), although he had been originally taught to ring by his father at Leigh (Dorset). 2,016 more words

First World War

The Astonishing Colour Of After

This book is another that I have looked forward to, ever since seeing the hardbook cover on Twitter (it is truly beautiful). I have the paperback (from my library) which is as beautiful, so shout out to Thy Bui. 263 more words


9 DPO & Fertility Smoothie

CD 20 / 9 DPO – Watery CM, Sore Boobies, Fatigue, nothing else to report.

Thankful to not be nauseous this cycle! That was a cruel trick my body played on me 2 cycles in a row. 304 more words


Audiobooks: Is It The Same Rush?

Hey Pals!

How have you all been? I’ve been doing well, I’ve missed you all and missed writing. Let me catch you up a little bit. 581 more words


Step One

Today we met with Leigh a fertility nurse at the Fertility Centre we’re considering. She was late due to an EPU (I’m slowly getting the hang of these acronyms 🤓). 135 more words


Life two weeks at a time

When you suffer from infertility your life is broken down into two week blocks. Cycle day 1 to Ovulation, Ovulation to the day that your hopes are dashed once again. 454 more words



For two days I held onto the knowledge that we had finally achieved a pregnancy. I moved between, panic, to shock to excitement. It was a whirlwind of emotion. 664 more words