I won't - trust me, I'm really not! - labour the point that I am feeling contemplative this week, but I am! I have struggled to think of what I wanted to share with you today for Five on Friday, and then all of a sudden I had an idea when I was reading a post on Patricia's wonderful blog, Red Cardinal.
Patricia was sharing about the Poppies that are being placed in the moat of The Tower of London, one to commemorate each person who lost their life in The Great War, and in particular the Poppy that had been placed by The Duchess of Cambridge.
This reminded me of one of my bloggy pals, Jane, who blogs over at The Maple Syrup Mob. Jane's Great Uncle Edward lost his life in WW1. Every evening the names of various servicemen are read out and Jane had arranged that her Uncle Edward's name would be one of those read out this week. Earlier in the week Jane posted about it and asked anyone who had any information to share it with her. Jane could not be there herself as she lives in Canada.
Since then I have been on the lookout for posts and information that Jane might not have come across, and I have been sharing things with her as and when.
So in the mode of contemplation and sharing, I am dedicating this post to Jane's Great Uncle Edward. If you would like to take five to contemplate about this, here are a few blogs and websites that you might like to visit while you think.
1. Starting of course with Jane's blog post which you can find here.
2. The information available here on the Historic Royal Palaces website about the Poppies.
3. Patricia's blog post over at Red Cardinal can be found here.
4. Another bloggy pal of mine, Tammy, has actually come all the way over from Texas to be one of the volunteers placing the poppies in the moat of The Tower of London. You can find Tammy's post here.
5. Here is where you can find a post from the Curator of The Tower of London on his blog - who knew there was such a thing!
6. I also happened upon this post. Not a blog that I normally read, but it is a great tribute and has lots of pictures that you might find interesting.
I know that makes six, but heck, rules are made to be broken sometimes!
I hope that you all have a good weekend and that the weather is kind to you. We are expecting some wild weather here this weekend apparently, so stay safe.