In 1845, Sir John Franklin led an expedition to find the fabled Northwest passage, an artic sea route between the Atlantic and Pacific. The two ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were fitted with steam engines as well as traditional sail, retractable screws and rudders, and had reinforced bows of oak and iron, for icebreaking.
Month: July 2009
Mum is back in hospital (as planned), and she has a pile of routine outpatients appointments that I needed to cancel for her.
As a result, my fig tree has lost all of its leaves, and the small pear tree has also suffered badly. I don’t think either of them have suffered permanent damage, but only time will tell.
The challenge runs from July 4 for 90 days, and the aim is to write 50 songs in that time. Originally a Yahoo! group, the challenge group moved over to FAWM a year or so ago, although it still has a presence at Yahoo!