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Happy New Year and New Reading

2019-01-14T16:11:28+00:00

Founder of Reading Force, Alison Baverstock, reflects on her long-lasting Forces friendships, the next generation, and a new year’s resolution… We spent New Year with family friends in France. The original friendship, between us and a couple we met when we were both posted by the Army to Wiltshire, has been maintained by the next generation and we were there with their eldest child, herself a member of the Forces, her friends and our daughter. Everyone in the group of ten had a link with the Military, either currently serving or having grown up as the child of a Serviceperson – [...]

Happy New Year and New Reading 2019-01-14T16:11:28+00:00

Coping with a partner away this Christmas

2018-11-27T15:14:04+00:00

When did you start planning for Christmas? For some it takes all year, and so perhaps no surprise that ‘Christmas’ regularly scores high on lists of common stresses. Whose turn is it to have the grandparents? What new provision is required for those with special diets? What about partners – how long before they must be together over the festive season? Who sleeps where? Relatives and friends who see a pecking order in accommodation, and length of visit, can be particularly trying. All underpinned by the sheer weight of tradition everyone fears to break. But in the midst of all this [...]

Coping with a partner away this Christmas 2018-11-27T15:14:04+00:00
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