Hot summer days are a little cooler in Paris, which means I'm running faster for La Parisienne race in a few weeks (*sponsor me for the Lymphoma Association*) and sleeping more at night. Over in Crete it is still blazing, which means plenty of pool time for pink milk Sarah and some lovely light for vintage photo shoots. Some super finds for your wardrobe coming from Chania over the past few days...
I have worked around the Champs Elysées and Arc de triomphe for five years and went up for the first time yesterday, with Houria. It was blazingly hot, the people moved around very slowly on the ground.
The office. Looks a bit like a prison from there...
Harry Patch, the UK's oldest surviving veteran of the first World War, was buried today. His death at the age of 111, has been marked by Radiohead's Thom Yorke who has recorded a track based on Harry's own words in a 2005 interview for BBC Radio Four.
Harry Patch (In memory of)
"i am the only one that got through the others died where ever they fell it was an ambush they came up from all sides give your leaders each a gun and then let them fight it out themselves i've seen devils coming up from the ground i've seen hell upon this earth the next will be chemical but they will never learn"
In Thom Yorke's words:
"Recently the last remaining UK veteran of the 1st world war Harry Patch died at the age of 111. I had heard a very emotional interview with him a few years ago on the Today program on Radio4. The way he talked about war had a profound effect on me. It became the inspiration for a song that we happened to record a few weeks before his death. It was done live in an abbey. The strings were arranged by Jonny. I very much hope the song does justice to his memory as the last survivor. It would be very easy for our generation to forget the true horror of war, without the likes of Harry to remind us. I hope we do not forget. As Harry himself said: "Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims"."
The song can be downloaded from Radiohead's website for £1, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion, an organisation which works hard to help British servicemen and women, and their families.