Day-to-Day Life in England

Here’s what day-to-day life is like in England. Environment The days are very short. Sunrise is about 8:00 and sunset is around 16:00. Most of the time it is cloudy. It rains. Everything is damp. As for winter, there is none. The weather is still similar to the beginning of October. There is frost atContinue reading “Day-to-Day Life in England”

Children of CF born abroad may not be Canadian?

There are many things about military life that are difficult to deal with but having children shouldn’t be one of them. I was reading this story in the Ottawa Citizen about military family who wishes to adopt a child from a foreign country, in this case Haiti. Because both he and she were born toContinue reading “Children of CF born abroad may not be Canadian?”

Imposed Restriction – 2012 Budget Cuts

As of Sept 1, 2012, the Department of National Defense will be cutting the Separation Expense and meal allowances of military members on Imposed Restriction. They announced the cuts in the middle of July. While I don’t pretend to understand the nuances of federal fiscal management, I DO thoroughly understand household fiscal management. By theContinue reading “Imposed Restriction – 2012 Budget Cuts”

History – Pass it On

A while back I re-wrote a poem about the Airborne Forces by Field Marshall The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Somewhere that poem struck a resonance with me somewhere. This week my mother decided to donate all of her father’s WWII photographs to the Canadian War Museum. She scanned them all first and sent one thatContinue reading “History – Pass it On”