Friday November 14th, 2014
Sooo......this past week has been pretty epic! It was my birthday on Monday (10th) where I learnt to Kayak + joined a friend at Netball practice on Wednesday 12th (checking two new adventures off in one week) I was feeling aglow with accomplishment. I had no idea that on Thursday I would be given the opportunity to be part of one of the most momentous and spectacular events we have seen in a long time and have the privilege to be part of British history.
I hadn't had the chance to visit the Tower before November 11th (when the poppies were displayed until) but had soaked up all the pictures and videos I'd seen on various social media platforms and been in awe at how this work had dissipated into society and read delightedly that local church parishioners had knitted poppies for their own display.
On Friday morning at 8.45am I arrived for poppy picking! Literally just 18 hours earlier I was invited through QEST to become a volunteer. It was so lovely to be part of such a friendly, warm and jolly team and just added to the whole day and the experience of being in the moat, ankle deep in mud amongst the poppies and participating in something both magical and moving.
These two action shots from the lovely Deborah Tallentire :-) x