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All I want for Christmas from the HMS Ocean

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Misfit
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All I want for Christmas from the HMS Ocean

Post by Misfit » Thu December 15th, 2011, 3:09 am

At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Thu December 15th, 2011, 9:44 am

That's great. At least they're keeping their sense of humour and fun going.
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Post by Ken » Thu December 15th, 2011, 10:29 am

They're great aren't they? Have you seen this video of the Military Wives choir singing at the Albert Hall. The choirmaster Gareth Malone - a genius if ever there was one, took a group of miltary wives with no singing experience, whose husbands/partners were on duty in Afghanistan and turned them into a choir. The words of the song come from extracts of the letters they sent to their loved ones. The men all arrived home safely about three weeks ago. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h39vBsiR68

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 15th, 2011, 1:16 pm

Whatever it is, I'll watch it later Ken. It's still 5AM and whatever is on there, I don't want to rock the house down :D
At home with a good book and the cat...
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Post by Telynor » Thu December 15th, 2011, 4:55 pm

that's great!

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Post by fljustice » Thu December 15th, 2011, 9:25 pm

Verry funny, thanks for the link, Misfit!
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Post by TiciaRoma » Thu December 15th, 2011, 9:58 pm

Love this! I was a Navy wife for 30 years and those long deployments are tough on the crew and on the folks left on shore. I can't imagine how hard it was for a planned 7 week deployment to turn into 7 month deployment.

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