October 25, 2013

We few...

The feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian is 25 October

This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on Crispi...an’s day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

               William Shakespeare's play Henry V in Act IV Scene iii 18-67

October 1, 2013


...Embarrassing Memories!...

I posted this to my facebook page and then thought - Why not extend the embarrassment across the Social Media spectrum?!?


Did you know... I was once a "Calendar Girl"?

Okay so I was eleven and it's the back page of that year's Girl Guides Calendar  (aka Girl Scouts)... but still - my moment of National Embarrassment lives in posterity!

The things you find as you are desperately searching for a certification required for the new job...