P is currently reading a rather weighty tome at the moment, "Kokoda" by Peter Fitzsimons.
It is an account of the Australian WWII campaign, describing the events and the conditions that the various protagonists encountered.
The book describes the challenging climate conditions of the area, with an average annual rainfall of around 16 feet and a daily amount of 10 inches not uncommon.
It put our current rainstorm into perspective for me.
Life could be worse.
I was trying to find one of your previous posts which had given me an idea and I wondered why I hadn't seen a recent post of yours. I'm still not sure what's happening to my reading list. I found your last post in it but this one wasn't. I'm still puzzled. Anyway I'm here now. As you said, life could be worse (although the weather would have to make a great effort to be worse).ReplyDelete
How strange. Perhaps Blogger is trying to muzzle me!Delete
It's tipping down here at the moment with winds set to become gale force later. Oh joy.
Graham - the box at the top of Blogger blogs (unless the owner disables it) allows you to search a particular blog archives for key words.Delete
Thanks, Tasker, I am aware of the search facilities although I have a specialist one on my blog as well. The problem is that I have absolutely no idea what the post was about and I was searching through for something to jog my memory.Delete
I just Googled Kokoda. There's also a film I have just watched a snippet of. I have never heard of Kokoda before. It sounds like the Isle of Man, Lancashire and Ireland all combined with the rain deluges. Thanks for telling us about these remarkable people in ww2 JayCee.ReplyDelete
I only know about it as P has a passion for WWII history and often tells me about it, whether or not I want to hear it. Those men lived through some horrendous times and I have nothing but admiration for them and what they endured. If only the World had learned but it still seems to be going on somewhere on our planet .Delete
I believe that Kokoda is on the island of New Guinea. Reading that book should keep his lordship quiet for a while. I believe he has 500 pages to plough through.Delete
It is quite weighty and is keeping him fairly quiet, until he finds a snippet to pass on to me.Delete
You should fire back extracts from your Mills and Boon novels.Delete
Mrs.D complains that when I'm reading a book like that I keep telling her things about it, especially when she is trying to read something herself. She didn't seem very interested that Olympus Mons on Mars is three times higher than Mount Everest.ReplyDelete
That lady has my full sympathy.Delete