Two Homes. Canada. Scotland. Twice Blessed.

As a Lieutenant in the Queen Alexandria Royal Army Nursing Corps (Reserve), I learned how to fire a machine gun.

I have been down a Scottish coal mine.

I had the great pleasure to meet the actor Gregory Peck – who was just as elegant and charming in real life as he was on the big screen.

A friend and I attended a private dinner at the Saudi Embassy in Brussels.

In May 2009, I retraced my father’s journey from a village in France to the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940. Somewhere along that 22km stretch of sand our footsteps crossed.

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