My local Morrisons supermarket sells a limited range of Polish foods. Including one of my favourites:
We might have missed the solar eclipse here in cloudy London this morning but the sun has now come out.
General Sikorski is looking up towards the Polish Embassy on Portland Place. Up to the Chinese Lacquer Room, where the Embassy hosted the Righteous Among the Nations ceremony for Maria Kotarba in October 2006.
I have advised two people on how to give an acceptance speech.
Brian Jenner, founder of the Founder of the European Speechwriter Network gave this advice on BBC News just before the recent Oscars.
I have adapted his final piece of advice when making an acceptance speech:
Be grateful. Be gracious. Be gone!
I know a little bit about writing and delivering speeches. This one ticked all the boxes for me around content and passion. Regardless of politics.
I am pleased to report that I have now completed the first draft of my book, Hold On.
This means I have incorporated into my notes all my primary source material from Lena and from Maria’s family.
This is what the result looks like in the Microsoft Word document:
This would equate to a book of around 320 pages…
I am now editing my notes to remove duplication and adding in material from secondary sources. That will make Draft #2.