First off, I have a much longer update in my drafts that I will post soon, but as a university student, my exams are currently looming so this blog has had to take a back seat for a little while
so I can spend my time crying quietly in the library instead.
In short, there have been several WWI based things for me in the last month or so that I intend to update everyone more fully on when my exams have finished at the beginning of June (I only have three, but at the moment I feel as though I’ve still not got rid of that feeling of being completely burnt out after my A-Levels this time last year. Revision is really a bit of a slog).
- I recently saw the play An August Bank Holiday Lark and really rather enjoyed it! It involved the portrayal of an idyllic village in Lancaster a few days before war was declared. I know that scenario has been done to death (though not always in Lancaster) but it was still very enjoyable.
- I took a trip to Colsterdale with my uncle to see where the Leeds Pals trained in the dales; took lots of photographs and chatted to a local archaeology group
- The search for more information about the lovely Mr. Henry Brook has ground to a halt at the moment as I’ve exhausted a lot of the free resources I have access to. However…
- I’M GOING TO VISIT THE WAR CEMETERIES IN FRANCE!
Now this last is a very, very big thing for me. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for several years now and it’s finally becoming a reality. I’ll be going with my uncle and nana, as she wishes to visit her uncle’s grave as its something she’s not had the chance to do before now either. Of course, I’m not yet sure what the rest of the trip will consist of, but I shall update when I know!
Finally, I bit the bullet and began watching The Crimson Field. Has anyone had any thoughts on this so far, and indeed about the BBC’s programming as a whole?
Is it too much, too soon? Quantity over quality or just right?