Trapped inside all day by the wet stuff falling like I was in Scotland! Naturally I had no bread and had to brave it while searching Tesco for breakfast. Surely in this day and age we can fix things so it only rains at night? Bah!
I therefore spent an exciting day looking for peoples missing relatives. When they were alive in the early part of the century some things can be discovered. However The Ministry of Defence does not release details of servicemen from WW2, this I reckon is so they can charge £30 a time for a search fee if you enquire about them. This government will smell cash and privatise the records soon. Oh look, they already have!
One lass failed to give sufficient info, one mentioned the ships dad had sailed in and these two took all day to investigate. Poor dad, he was on three ships and I suspect he was on one of them when it went down, all three were lost. He survived but gave little away as is normal.
He served at one time on a ship that went down while Lord Mountbatten was a mere Captain then. Well a Captain of a Flotilla of five ships. Two were lost in 1941 south of Crete and a film was made later starring Noel Coward called 'In Which we Serve' telling the story.
The rain was such a pain that I even ironed four shirts rather than do something useful. Just think what could have done had the sun shone? I could have walked away from the laptop for a start!
Oops must go....football has started....