We visited Tyne Cot Cemetery the largest cemetery in the area. On the day that our relative died in August 1917 there were 67,000 men lost. I simply can't comprehend that volume of people. I am trying to think of it in terms of football stadium, it is horrific. We found lots of Davidson's from Sunderland, I expect a fair few of them may well be connected to us as well.
We went to hear the Last Post at the Menin gate. This was a stones throw from the hotel. The Last Post has been sounded at the Menin Gate every night at 8pm since the monument was built in the 1930's
Belgium is overflowing with lovely little shops and houses, they all look so beautiful, very decorative. These shops are directly opposite the Menin gate.
This week we are hoping that Mum is liberated from the rehabilitation centre, they have told her that she will be free tomorrow, but they have announced today that she needs to see a social worker with Dad in the morning. She is now worried that this will prevent her leaving. Fingers crossed all is OK.