This year marks a very important time in the world's history and at the Tower of London there are some fabulous poppies that have been commissioned to both commemorate the 100 years since the start of the First World War and raise money for our wounded soldiers of modern times. To play a part in this commemmoration, and to celebrate what would have been my dear FIL's 100th year, as well as our 25th Anniversary, I bought one for Hubby.
(Photos courtesy of Hels Sheridan)
Well, I wanted to let Mr Hettie know I had bought one but couldn't figure a way of telling him. I have also planned a trip to London for which he does not, as yet, know the purpose. It is to go and see this for ourselves. So this is what I have done...
After asking a few close friends if they had any poppy dies or stamps I went on a certain well known auction site and bought the Sheena Douglass Poppies. Paint fusion to the rescue. No idea where I bought the hearts from, possibly from a little Playground outing last year with Miss Di and Scrappy Mo! Well, this makes a nice change from something silver!
The number on the tag is the number of our poppy. When the poppy arrives with us I suspect it will be placed on FIL's grave. He was too young for the First World War but he was involved in the Second World War.
Thanks for calling by.
Lest we forget.