Delightful Book Club last night at Wick Court. Each one of us had either prepared a poem to read or a song. The meal was “Rat Stew”, Trench cake and cocoa. Poems as expected were moving and thought-provoking. Not sure what the modern revisionists (led by Mr Gove) would say about our choices of Owen, Dobell, Gurney, Caroline Ann Duffy, and Kipling. Certainly wouldn’t have approved of “Oh What a Lovely War” or Eric Bogle’s moving “And the band played Waltzing Matilda” sung by our Aussie member!
The gig on Monday went well. Not easy telling a WW1 story to a whole school audience (4-11). I ended on the Christmas Truce because it does give some hope! I did a question and answer session with the children afterwards and was asked some searching questions. Now preparing some bird tales for next week.