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Graham Lee

Joined 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.. Last activity 2 weeks ago.

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My name is Graham. I am now retired and have been married to Pauline for 46 wonderful years with never a cross word. (If you believe that you'll believe anything :) We hope to make new friends with our hubs, have a few laughs and help a few people along the way. We intend to write on various topics and themes, and hope that you find our efforts interesting. We are both young at heart and treat every day as a new opportunity.

We were in the Ladies Hairdressing business for many years. I was also in the Civil Engineering and Construction business, working In Quality Assurance and Health & Safety. My work took me to Europe many times as well as visits to Southern Ireland. I have also had an interest in the Finance Industry for most of my adult life. We have retained contact with many friends from our past exploits and I am pleased to say that most of them are younger than we are.

We usually holiday in Spain or Majorca. Sometimes just the two of us, sometimes with our grown up family. About my photograph. This was taken at Looe in Cornwall, England. It was taken at the outdoor cafe on the West Looe shore opposite the Island. What am I doing I'm making a Cornish cream tea, scones, fresh double cream and jam. Followed by a delicious pot of tea. Never mind the calories today!

Although we are retired one thing is certain. We want to know what's going on out there!  So PLEASE leave a comment, that's why we are here after all. Thank you for your visit and Good Luck and Happy Hubbing to everyone.

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  • 12

    Why Be A Nice Guy? Is It Worth It?

    2 weeks ago

    There's an old saying ' Nice Guys Come Last ' Is it true? Nice guys are thought little of by some but admired by others. Are the winners in life nice guys? Or are they predators. What do you think?

  • 20

    Your Credit File: Debt Myths Exploded.

    2 weeks ago

    8 Pointers regarding what's on your credit file. Credit myths are debunked and the truth explained. Many people are worried by debt, this might help some of us.

  • 36

    Poem: Remember That Soldier.

    3 weeks ago

    Thoughts and reflections, how it was then and how it is now. A young soldiers fears and more...

  • 40

    Poem: No More A Black Sheep

    4 months ago

    A poem of human failure and the strength to forgive.

  • 62

    Poem: I Was a First World War Soldier.

    5 months ago

    A Poem from a first world war soldier....he saw them die.

  • 50

    Death of a Dolphin

    11 months ago

    A Dolphin came to our bay one day, he stayed all summer and happily played with all who came to see him, until...

  • 22

    The Suffragettes: The Unfortunate Death of Emily Wilding Davison.

    6 months ago

    On Derby day, June 8th 1913, Emily Wilding Davis threw herself at the Kings horse during the race. She died from her injuries. King George V and Queen Mary were watching from the Royal Box.

  • 52

    A Poem; The River of Life.

    5 months ago

    A poem which takes us on the river, the River of Life is it's name. It tells how things are as were floating along and it tells how we're all not the same. So look here with me but what will you see..

  • 44

    You can make a difference.

    5 months ago

    We all see the world today as fast and unrelenting. We might feel that we are to small to make a difference but we would be wrong. We can all do something however small. Think about it.

  • 20

    Christmas Eve and the Tottington bomb.

    13 months ago

    It was 5.50 in the morning on Christmas eve 1944. A total of forty five V1 rockets had been launched by the Germans during the night. One of these had found a target in Lancashire. Bringing tragedy.

  • 26

    A Poem: My street Your street.

    13 months ago

    A poem about life in any street anywhere. It might make you think of your old street and the folks you used to know.

  • 34

    Poem: The Darkness.

    13 months ago

    We all know this is happening millions of times every day, yet none will act to stop it. Will you be the first to stand and shout 'Stop' or will you like the others give way to your relentless thirst.

  • 36

    Poem: The Englishman.

    13 months ago

    A reflection on life and country. The true thoughts of an Englishman.

  • 28

    Poem: Love is Burning.

    13 months ago

    A poem of a love lost by a foolish man, who now walks and sleeps on the street of regret.

  • 30

    Kitchen Cooking Tips

    13 months ago

    We have tried here to offer some cooking tips that work. It is not comprehensive, it is meant to assist someone new to the kitchen. We hope it helps you in some way. Simple cooking tips for all.

  • 36

    How To Stop A Divorce

    13 months ago

    How to stop a divorce. A question so many couples ask themselves. Do we really want to separate, do we still love each other. Can we, shall we try again. Is it to late, what about the children.

  • 36

    Pierrepoint The Hangman.

    2 months ago

    A review of Albert Pierrepoint, the official executioner in England. Pierrepoint was the hangman, he executed 433 men and 17 women in the line of duty. Over half of them were war criminals.

  • 40

    Poem: Our High Street Shops Are Gone.

    4 months ago

    A poetic observation on the loss of the shops in your high street, when the 'Big shop' comes to town. It applies to all of us everywhere. Are we losing the high street for ever?

  • 34

    William Shakespeare. The man.

    13 months ago

    A brief history of William Shakespeare. His work, influence, and legacy. The original Globe Theatre is long gone. A new theatre has been built by the River Thames in London, near to the original site.

  • 56

    Poem: Last Thoughts of an Old Man.

    13 months ago

    An old man looks back at his life in this short poem. His love his life, a life without regrets, then the road he must travel alone.

  • 72

    A Poem: A Hubbers Lament.

    3 months ago

    A Poem about the thoughts of a hubpages writer. It is meant to be a tongue in cheek lament for all of us who labour on these great pages. I do hope ot brings a smile to your day.

  • 54

    (Updated) WWII Pigeon Found in Chimney.

    13 months ago

    A news story from November 2012. ( Now With an Added Update ) A dead Pigeon carrying a Top Secret message from the front in World War II, has been found in the chimney of a house in Surrey England. ( See Updated...

  • 32

    Significant Men: Lech Walesa.

    13 months ago

    A review of the rise of Lech Walesa. He rose through the union ranks, to become the president of Poland. Always at the front in the battle for democracy.

  • 48

    A Poem: The Man I Am Today.

    13 months ago

    A Poem of thanks for the love and lifelong help given to me by my parents.

  • 10

    Korea: Australian Prisoner of the Chinese.

    13 months ago

    This hub outlines the imprisonment by the Chinese of Private Horace 'Slim' Madden. GC. (George Cross). His imprisonment took place during the Korean War. 'Slim' died of malnutrition in November / December 1951. Such men...

  • 32

    A Poem: The Office.

    13 months ago

    A short poem of stress in the modern office. Enjoy it please.

  • 16

    Australian SAS: Trooper Mark Donaldson VC.

    13 months ago

    Trooper Mark Donaldson's actions saved the lives of many in Afghanistan. He is a member of the Australian Special Air Service and was awarded the VC. Victoria Cross for his bravery under fire.

  • 18

    Princess Caraboo: The Imposter.

    13 months ago

    The story of Princess Caraboo the great imposter. She deceived polite society. She was a woman from nowhere and society believed her story. She babbled her own 'language' wore outlandish clothes and always wore a...

  • 12

    Significant Men: Arthur Ransome. Swallows Amazons and a Secret Life.

    13 months ago

    A review of the secret MI6 nd MI5 life of Arthur Ransome. The author of the series 'Swallows and Amazons'.

  • 18

    Military Award Winners: The British Medic and the US Marine.

    6 months ago

    A review of award winning bravery by british and american forces in iraq. awards given: MC and DFC. The awards were given for bravery under fire. Private Michelle Norris. MC. Military Cross. Major William Chesarek. US...

  • 8

    Peacetime Award Winners: Barbara Jane Harrison. GC. The Ultimate Sacrifice.

    6 months ago

    A review of the bravery of air stewardess Barbara Jane Harrison. who was posthumously awarded the GC. The George Cross. for bravery.

  • 20

    Kate Nesbitt. (Military Cross)Fighting The Taliban.

    13 months ago

    Kate Nesbitt a young medical assistant attached to C Company 1st Batallion The Rifles. Saved the the life of another soldier due to her actions under fire having been ambushed by the Taliban. Kate Nesbitt. MC. Military...

  • 2

    The First VC. Charles Davis Lucas.

    4 months ago

    The story of Charles Davis Lucas. The first man to be awarded the Victoria Cross. The highest british award for actions under enemy fire. Although the first to be awarded the VC. He stood fourth in line on the day of...

  • 18

    Military Award Winners: The Victoria Cross.

    13 months ago

    A review of the Victoria Cross awarded for valour throughout the british and dominion forces. This award is the highest british award for military bravery under fire.

  • 16

    Significant Men: Gorbachev.

    7 months ago

    A review of Gorbachevs Russia, his actions and the outcome of them. The world is now a safer place due to him.

  • 52

    A Poem: I Remember my Love.

    13 months ago

    A Poem of lost love A reflection on love and family values. Looking back over a lifetime.

  • 12

    Military Award Winners: Noor Inayat Khan. GC. MBE. Croix de Guerre. 1914-1944.

    13 months ago

    A story of wartime resistance. A most courageous woman a true heroine. Fighting with the French resistance Noor was betrayed, captured, tortured and murdered in Dachau concentration camp.

  • 28

    My Family: Aunt Rosie, The End (2).

    13 months ago

    This is the second and last hub on the search for my aunt Rose. It brings closure to the first hub published on my pages. Thanks to all who have offered me encouragement throughout my efforts. It is a sad end but now...

  • 22

    World Wars: Pigeons in Battle Animal VC Winners.

    13 months ago

    Describing the heroism of Pigeons in war time. Used for messages and espionage, by all sides. Many thousands of lives have been saved, by unreported actions of animals at the battlefront.

  • 28

    The First World War: Submarines Lost off Scotland.

    13 months ago

    The Battle of May Island. the catastrophic naval disaster off the coast of Scotland. 2 submarines were lost. January 31st 1918. A 60 year secret - was radio silence to blame?

  • 10

    Womens Rights: The Suffragettes Leader. Emmeline Pankhurst.

    7 months ago

    Emily Pankhurst suffragette leader in uk. Womens rights activist. She along with others fought and won the rights of women to vote.

  • 10

    The First World War: Death In Sarajevo. The Assassin Gavrilo Princip.

    13 months ago

    The First World War. The assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo started the first world war. Millions were to die in the war to end all wars.

  • 58

    My Family: Aunt Rosie, A Secret A Tragedy (1).

    7 months ago

    The sad story of a family secret, a family tragedy. I searched for the whereabouts of my aunt Rose. She had not been seen for many years. This is the first of two hubs on my pages, regarding the search and eventual...

  • 14

    The Jarrow March : Hunger Unemployment and Red Ellen Wilkinson.

    7 months ago

    The Jarrow Crusade, The Jarrow March and the outcome. 200 men marched 300 miles in England in 1936. The reason? Hunger and the lack of employment.

  • 30

    When Love Has Gone.

    13 months ago

    Relationship advice when your lover has gone. What to, what not to do when you want your wife, husband or lover back. No matter your heartbreak, try to retain your dignity. Your self respect is so important.

  • 20

    My Family: Sell the Shops and Follow Me.

    13 months ago

    Grandfather goes to watch Manchester United play Newcastle. He doesn't go home, instead he sends a telegram 'sell the shops and follow me' A serious and truthful look at the hard times of my family's past.

  • 52

    My Family: The Second World War.

    3 months ago

    The story of a wartime evacuee (my sister) An unhappy time of tears and heartbreak. Cheated out of food parcels and letters for a year. Then a new life in Wales. ' They also serve who only stand and wait '

  • 32

    My Family: The Yanks are Coming.

    4 months ago

    Memories of the 'Yanks' in the UK in the 1950s.

  • 8

    The First World War: All the fine young men. The Pals Battalions.

    13 months ago

    A review of how local battalions were raised in World War One, for the British Army. The loss of a generation of fine young men.

  • 12

    The War Horse: Horses in Battle.

    13 months ago

    Horses were used in many roles in World War I. From cavalry charges to the hauling of Guns and so much more. Early on in the war, it was realised that the days of cavalry charges were over. Mechanisation had taken its...

  • 20

    My Hairdressing Life: Teasy Weasy and Sassoon.

    8 months ago

    The story of a ladies hairdressing apprentice. In these days an apprenticeship was a signed 3 year indentured apprenticeship. Followed by what was called a 2 year improvership. Overall it took 5 years to be considered a...

  • 10

    Is Your Hair Dry or Greasy.

    13 months ago

    Is your hair Dry or Greasy? We offer a little help here to ease the problems you might encounter.

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