‘There is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery’

Ploegsteert Woods CWGC - photograph by Hannah Bausor Today I'm really missing Flanders, having not visited in 3 months which is the longest period I've been away from there in nearly a year! One of my favourite areas is Ploegsteert Wood and it's a place I am keen to return to soon for some solitary … Continue reading ‘There is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery’

‘If I fall I shall have done something with my life worth doing’

In September I took a friend over to Flanders on a day trip and we stopped at the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. The village of Ploegsteert (Plugstreet as it was known to the troops during the war) lies to the south of the town of Ypres, close to the French border. For the majority … Continue reading ‘If I fall I shall have done something with my life worth doing’