If there's one epoch my sisters and I are well familiar with, it's World War II - on both sides of the Atlantic.
Between books, movies, television, work, our father, yeah, I would argue that it might be the time period we know best. (Or, at least enough to possibly get us through a couple of Jeopardy! or Trivial Pursuit rounds, anyway.)
Which is why I so love this Churchill quote that my friend gave me.
Actually, if I'm honest, I just love the big guy himself as one of my fave historical figures, but this quote, taken from this speech given to Harrow School students is just so indicative of the indomitable spirit of England and her leader at the time.
Figured I'd use this magnet as we all head off this evening for a few great days ourselves in Merry Olde England.
Just a very short holiday, we'll be back before we've had a proper visit. My original intent was just to fly in for David Tennant's performance and fly back, over a weekend. But then everyone started piling on to the trip, adding people, days and things to see, until it became not quite a full-blown vacation, but not quite a fly-in/fly-out trip, either.
Whatever. We're still gonna have a blast.
The non-itinerary's as done as it's gonna get, and I've decided if we see it, great. If we don't, then there's always post-Olympics 2013.
Unless David decides to do another play in the meantime, and then we'll have to talk.
*Note: This is the first trip in several years where I'm opting not to bring along my laptop. The very thought of it, makes me feel superduperunconnected to the world. I'm actually a little uncomfortable at how much I already miss her, and I haven't even left yet.
But her absence by my side (sniffle), means I will likely not do any joymagnetism updates until my return, unless I just get industrious while away.
Mind you, I've totally opted for international coverage on my Droid, so dammit, my TweetDeck had better work!
I don't want to live in a totally unplugged world!
Having now re-read and posted this magnet, there's a part of me that just wants to pack up the laptop and bring it with me anyway. I mean...what will I do at the airport? How will I cope?