Christmas Eve is definitely not the most popular day for sailing. In wartime you didn’t have the luxury of picking and choosing your date, and so it was a rather disgruntled crew who put to sea on a day when most people were starting their celebrations. Massive posters everywhere shouted ‘CarelessTalk Costs Lives’, so another […]
Snow was falling and it was a bitterly cold night. We sat in the inglenook round a huge log fire, cosy and warm. Our mother was telling us stories and we dreamed of snow-covered mountains, log cabins, huskies and reindeer. Candles flickered – we had only oil lamps and candle light – and there was […]
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