Tales from the Redoubt
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I write pretty much wherever I am, using desktop in the study or on a laptop or a tablet, when out and about (though not so much at the moment!).
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The Redoubt Area is a part of Eastbourne near the fortress known as The Redoubt, which was built in 1805 as part of the coastal defences against a possible Napoleonic invasion.
As this year’s LGBT history month draws to a close, it is perhaps a good moment to reflect on what that such a commemoration means to those of us who grew up and had our formative years during a different, much less tolerant era.
The first of three articles about my parents, who were each born a century ago this year.
Wimbledon Tennis? Pfft. Euro Semi-Final at Wembley? Meh. No, the biggest event of our week was the re-turfing of the lawn.
We’ve been watching a documentary series about Crystal Palace Football Club and its recovery from near extinction in 2010. It was compulsive viewing, and brought back all sorts of memories.
Today, we said farewell to our dear friend Lisette Hitchen, who sadly died a week ago on her 87th birthday, after a bad fall. Thanks to the wonders of technology, we were able to participate in a celebration of her life directly from the south of France via Zoom.