Both my grandfathers fought in the First World War. My father served in the RAF in the Second World War - he was a mechanic who kept Spitfires flying. Happily, they came back home again, but many didn't; my great-aunt's first husband was killed in France. So my take on Tim Holtz's tag for November features poppies.
"The poppy is an instantly recognisable symbol of respect for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts past and present. As the nation's custodian of Remembrance, the Legion is committed to helping everyone understand the importance of Remembrance, so those sacrifices are never forgotten." Royal British Legion
I'm going to be observing the two minutes silence at 11 a.m. on Sunday and I'll be thinking of the men and women who fell in action, defending their country. Please consider joining me.