Why I won’t wear a poppy

As commonly known, during the first world war the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise barren battlefields. Canadian poet John McCrae wrote about this in his poem Flanders Fields, helping the poppy come to represent the sacrifice made by soldiers. It was adopted by The Royal British Legion as the … Continue reading Why I won’t wear a poppy

In Defence of Winter

Is it just me who grew up surrounded by friends who preferred summer to winter? Summer is great and all, but lying in the sun quickly becomes tedious; there’s no sense of festivity, and long drawn out days tend to lead to lethargic boredom. There’s no uniting event to look forward to, no growing sense … Continue reading In Defence of Winter