About Me

Winter Hill ,Horwich, UK
About Me Jake ,I am 11 years old and have Autism. This Blog is about what I can do not what I cannot,sometimes people think I cannot because I have autism ,this blog is about challenging that!I have lots of special interests, in particular running, exploring and this blog shows a small amount of what I get up to! Please be careful as some of activities I do may look easy are not , I know Winter Hill very well I can get off safely and know what to do when the weather closes in ,to keep myself safe I use high performance clothing and footwear,waterproof/ breathable/reflective/thermal layers. in layers so I keep warm and dry , I take my safety seriously and I always take care when out exploring. My dad is very experienced on the fells he is teaching me how to keep safe.I can use a map and compass, the hills can be windy , very cold, be wet , misty and boggy. STAY SAFE! check out under my link's for advice on safety from Bowland and Pennine Mountain rescue. Try my Winter Hill Challenge

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Lille center and on the metro

chocolate bunny given free on the metro for easter Yummy !

Metro trip some underground - i really enjoyed this !

Market for Books lovely old buildings 

can you see the golden statues ?

Chocolate place 

statue of a person ringing a bell 
TGV at Lille Flanders station -colours like a Eurostar train 

Crowne Plaza Lille 

copper covered hotel 

TGV at Lille International station -there was a good playground just around the corner 

Chambre de commerce, Lille

shop with cups in the air !
Saint Maurice Church 
Play area in the church !
pillars in the old church 
lighting a candle for Grandad to remember him , Grandad's Birthday would have been the 24th April and He would have been 67, Grandad sadly died 28th August 2008.
beautiful stained glass window 

Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren , West-Vlaanderen Belgium -John Thomas McQue's resting place

this is about the visit to Great ,Great Granddads memorial 
we laid poppy's in November in England
Me walking with Mum ,Evie and Leo towards the Memorial ,

Helen Fairchild was a nurse in the first world war who died but is buried elsewhere, she served in clearing stations near the Cemetery

update re the Neice of Helen who contacted Jake 

see section re Belgian Schoolchildren Learn
About America's Sacrifices in an Earlier Time
a person called Luc Inion passed Jakes details onto Nelle Fairchild Rote

Jakes Dad

The gate posts -this one has the first world war date  on it

This one has the second world war date on it 
a book that contains all the details for the Cemetery 
towards the front of the cemetery 
This is my Great ,Great Granddads gravestone

Grave/Memorial Reference:XV. F. 14.

image above taken from the web site 
Me and  Evie 

A Chinese grave  

A person whose name is not known