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VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery

  Arras City Centre The beautiful mediaeval town of Arras has not one but two gorgeous, Flemish-style central squares. It has the traditional cloth hall and belfry in Place des Heros. If you’re feeling limber and sound of knee, you could always climb the belfry. Since I’m not made of knees, I declined. Just around theContinue Reading “VISIT: Arras City Centre, Arras Memorial and Cemetery”

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FREEBIE: Ultimate Travel Planning Package

The Ultimate Travel Planning Package? Have I got a gift for you! Well, yes I do. When you join the mailing list, you’ll receive a bumper pack of travel planning goodies. Here you can sign up and find the ultimate packing checklist and so much more to play with. For peace of mind, print andContinue Reading “FREEBIE: Ultimate Travel Planning Package”

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Spoilers! Looking Ahead…

Post series still to come on WanderingWounded.com: First World War Battlefields, including: Visiting the Western Front in France Visiting the Western Front in Belgium More than 30 site guides from the Great War battlefields of France and Belgium Travel and anxiety, including: How to plan to minimise anxiety How to cope on the road SuccessfulContinue Reading “Spoilers! Looking Ahead…”

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VISIT: Somme American Cemetery

The Somme American Cemetery lies close to Bony, near the Aisne. It is one of the largest collections of American burials in France. It has a memorial chapel and a monumental flagpole along with over 1800 burials, marked by white marble crosses and other religious symbols. In the chapel the names of the missing lineContinue Reading “VISIT: Somme American Cemetery”

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VISIT: Lichfield Crater Cemetery

Lichfield Crater Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. As such, even though it is small, the site is beautifully tended with a pristine lawn. It was an ad hoc burial site during the war, with the number of burials sufficient to ensure that they were left in situ and the crater became anContinue Reading “VISIT: Lichfield Crater Cemetery”

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Expect the Unexpected: A Travel Project and My Mother

Amid all the other writing, I’m working on a book proposal. That really doesn’t fully explain the picture of the yak, does it? It’s about me, my equally limpy mother and occasional guest travellers striking out into the unknown. Travelling with a disability is possible for many people, and the costs and benefits need toContinue Reading “Expect the Unexpected: A Travel Project and My Mother”

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Travel with Medication: 6 Things You MUST Do!

  Travel with medication can be a daunting prospect. I remember my first trip with the Big Drugs. This uninitiated, anxious traveller was convinced that having pills in my bag meant that I would be pulled out of the security line. In my head, I was already being cross-examined. I checked and rechecked that myContinue Reading “Travel with Medication: 6 Things You MUST Do!”

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A Silent Child: Growing up with Selective Mutism

October is Selective Mutism Awareness Month. I’m sharing my experience as part of a series of posts on travelling with anxiety.   A Silent Child “She doesn’t speak in class.” That’s how my ten-year-old classmates explained it. Not “she can’t speak”, not “she won’t speak”, just a matter-of-fact behavioural observation, uttered in a non-judgemental chorusContinue Reading “A Silent Child: Growing up with Selective Mutism”