Katie and I visited the Brookwood Military Cemetery today for the Remembrance Day Service. It was extremely well done and I was delighted that the ceremony took place in the Canadian sector with the flag flying and Oh Canada being played after God Save the Queen. An 18-pound gun was fired to start-and-finish the two-minute -silence and even though I knew it was coming it shook the ground and made me jump. It was only one gun (and a small one at that) and I can’t imagine what hundreds of them going off at the same time must have been like? There was a Military Band, a Bag-Piper, readings and hymns, and the Last Post was very moving with hundreds of Military Service people in attendance.
I’ve had some comments about the Iceland ad and with palm oil being such a problem the commercial at least draws attention to the issue. The ethicalconsumer.org gives some info on the worst offenders and lists some of the various products in which palm oil is used, which unfortunately is just about everything!
And a great point for the Hammers away yesterday, especially when they were 1-nil down with 15-minutes to play.