Hélène Berr

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Hélène Berr chose not to flee to the Free Zone but stayed on in Paris, fully aware of the risk to her own life, to study and to work as a volunteer, helping to find places of safety for Jewish children.

on a morning like no other

red rose
Found first thing this morning on the way to school. The garden was two metres away from the road.

I don’t think I have to tell you that I voted for Britain to Remain a member of the European Union. But I will anyway. I got up at 6. I was first at the polling station, in fact I had to wait 7 minutes for the presiding officer to declare the poll open at 7am. My youngest daughter came with me and brought her favourite bunny along. It was fun, we felt hopeful but anxious.

This morning was ghastly. I didn’t have a camera with me on the school walk, so I had to go back to take the picture. But anyway, it struck me as just right.

There’s a new swear-word in our house.

This thing (now a swear-word), is a tragic-comedy of Shakespearian proportions; we’re all in the cheap seats now. Even Teflon Dave.