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•16 May 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Walkie Talkie

•15 May 2015 • Leave a Comment

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… up there on the 35th floor …

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… in the Sky Garden …

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… are some of the most stunning views of London …

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… I may disagree with all the skyscrapers
being built in London …

more info here

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… but I do love the ridiculous names they have
eg Walkie Talkie, Cheese Grater, Gherkin …

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… and the views …

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… have to be admired …

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… by day or night …

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… and rest assured the building no longer melts cars …

click here if you’re intrigued

Largo House

•7 May 2015 • 2 Comments

 

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… I often drive by or walk around Largo House
and think about my father who trained there in the 1940s
with the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade …

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… it’s a sad shell of a once beautiful building
with no recognition or signage about its history …

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… until one day I noticed a little plaque ….

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… on closer examination
it told the story of the Polish connection with the building …

I often wondered who put that notice there

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… then out of the blue I got an email from Piotr …

W roku 2012 wraz z 2 kolegami odwiedziliśmy Largo House i zawiesiliśmy tabliczkę na murze. Na zdjęciu zawieszam ją ja. Jestem historykiem i pisze książki o 1.Samodzielnej Brygadzie Spadochronowej. Bardzo się cieszę, że pamiętasz o polskich spadochroniarzach. Miałem jeszcze tabliczkę, którą chciałem zawiesić na miejscu gdzie stała wieża spadochronowa w Lundin Links, ale nie chciałem jej umieszczać na prywatnym domu.

Piotr is a Polish historian who also writes about
the 1st Independent Parachute Brigade.
It was he and his friends who came from Poland
and attached the sign to the wall.

Mystery solved.

Well done Piotr and friends.
And thank you for reading my blog.

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It reads:

In this place in 1941 the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade was established, for which the Scottish land was homeland till 1947.  It was to return to freed Poland, but instead of this, the troop was sent with the mission to Market-Garden in Holland in September 1944. As a troop it didn’t have a chance to return to Poland. After the war very few of its soldiers returned to Poland, agreeing to live under Soviet’s occupation. The rest of the troop either found their lives in different parts of the world or remained in the UK. Some of them after the war settled down in Scotland, their second homeland.

Wee Folks

•6 May 2015 • Leave a Comment

… be careful where you tread …

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… you never know who is there …

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… I found these chaps outside Tate Britain …

Another Craft Fair

•1 May 2015 • Leave a Comment

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… if you missed me
and my cushions and coasters
at Falkland
then pop along to Ladybank on SUNDAY …

(having a well-deserved lazy Saturday
so I won’t be at the fair but others will)

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… and don’t forget it’s North Fife Open Studios this weekend …

so much wonderful art to see
around Fife

Trees Glorious Trees

•20 April 2015 • Leave a Comment

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East Lomond

•19 April 2015 • Leave a Comment

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… on a gorgeous sunny day …

 

 
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