Danny’s Holidays Part One

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You all know me as the bear who went to Spain last year to meet Manny from California. Well, Manny has run away to China, hope he enjoys it.

I had a lovely holiday here in London with my mum and her sister. I saw many places I have never seen before. I was so lucky and happy  that I could go with them.

First we went to Chislehurst Cave that is where that photo was taken and I didn’t remember.

A man made cave from the Saxons then the Romans extended it for finding flint and the it was used in the 2nd World War for 50 000 people. It was rather cold and so many ways you could easily get lost so we had to follow the guide with the lamp as there was no light.

She did say “every last Thursday of the month they look for lost tourists”, but I didn’t want to stay that long…..

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Then we had a picnic in a park just in time as the heaven opened with lightning and thunder.

We visited Danson House which was a Georgian house and had a Victorian kitchen where I had some fun…. as you can see:

Well I was allowed to go and sit anywhere yay!

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After that my mum went with her visitors to Buckingham Palace. I wasn’t allowed in there…. it was rather posh my mum said and she thoroughly enjoyed it ( specially the cake with the crown) , she brought some pictures back to show us.

Well enough for today…. I hope you enjoyed the little tour as much as I enjoyed all the travels.

Soon more from me!

See you soon!

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New lodgers

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RoSy loves frogs!

I got 2 new lodgers in my garden as I re-did my tiny little space behind the house.

My hammock fits in and I have some green… this is my little oasis!

Enjoy my garden with me…..

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I love those frogs …. here with my little water feature!

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We are all very happy out there!

… just need a bit more sunshine!

This is a shot at night with my lights!

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Hope you are enjoying your Summer/ Winter, where ever you are !

 

 

 

Where am I ?

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I was having so much fun in the holidays….. but can’t remember where I was…

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can you help me?

… just give me a clue… I might remember then…

Love Danny

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My mum also had a great time with her sister and couldn’t read many of your blogs unfortunately …..

she will get back to it after next week…… We will until then have more adventures and fun!

I will soon show you more of the adventures I had, that is if I can remember…. surely my mum can! :-)

Summer here we come!  again…. :-)

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My dream come true!

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Yes, another dream came true.

One of my dreams always was to possess a hammock, ( in between 2 palm trees ideally)

Since I don’t live in a palm tree country… and could’t find any on Amazon :-)  I had to improvise

I did find a lovely hammock with a stand.

I have changed my tiny garden to make it a bit nicer, and with the sunshine in August I can lie in my hammock close my eyes and I am in heaven… well where ever I like to be.

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I love it and it is a little oasis in the busy world we live in.

Enjoy the moment as Meister Eckhart says:

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Enjoy the NOW, enjoy every moment! 

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge Week 48

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My Monkeys

Sonel gave me my idea for this pet challenge week… and she knows how much I love monkeys…

I rounded up my monkeys while they were monkey-ing around the house.

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On the clothes rack….

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On the bed

Clearly you see that they are good pals and always do mischief together!

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on my newly acquired hammock! – holding tight so they don’t fall off….

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Well the two had lots of fun posing for these pictures.

Well… we are off to monkey around a bit more.

Have a fun filled day!

I shall enter these into Michelle’s weekly pet challenge this week!

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Books to sit on!

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London has got a lovely idea about books. We discovered some book – benches at our day out yesterday!

There are 50 benches looking like open books all around London in 4 different trails. We found 3 benches. They look amazing.

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All benches will be there for the Summer until 15th September.

The 50 BookBench sculptures will be sold at public auction on 7 October 2014 at an exclusive event at the Southbank Centre.
All proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust, a charity dedicated to raising the literacy levels of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
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Here the other benches which were following books:
The Railway Children
The Canterbury Tales
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See what other wonderful books are benches on this link!
 I found it rather amazing and I will need to find more book benches, next time I am in town!
Enjoy your books and the sunshine!

 

Have a wonderful Summer!

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Finally holidays are starting for me.

I wish all my blogging friends a beautiful summer/winter and relaxing vacation.

Even if you don’t go travelling, enjoy a peaceful time wherever you are!

Even if it is on your own branch! :-)

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I have a couple of outings planned and hope to be able to share it with you during Summer.

Never forget that I hold you all

very dear to my heart.

Sending you many hugs and love

Ute

♥☼♥ xxx ♥☼♥

Danny’s day out

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Danny, my teddy who went visiting Spain with me last year was rather excited, as he was allowed to come with his mum to school to Teddy Bear’s Picnic. Here is a link to Manny his best friend!

So after a hearty breakfast we went to school.

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He met the cook and both helped a bit in the office answering the phone and renaming files on the computer. They were a great team.

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Then a visit to the Nursery with already decorated tables….

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He had a healthy picnic with lots of children and many more teddies, a thoroughly enjoyable day , he said.

It was  a hot day , so for the rest of the afternoon Danny helped mum again with computer work and checking the printer.

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He got home exhausted and rather full up.

He had an exciting day out and he could tell me many things which made him happy today!

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Soon holiday start and we have more outings planned! Yay

The ABC of genuine happiness – W

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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W – Walk. Write. Watch the sunset

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Walk more today, think clearer tomorrow

Look for outside motivation

Walking is still one of the best exercises you can do.

Walk to better brain health

In a recent study from Maryland University, researchers asked two groups of volunteers age 60 to 88 (half with cognitive impairment, half without) to take a daily walk on a treadmill at moderate intensity.

After 12 weeks of walking activity, the volunteers underwent tests and scans to check cognition. Amazingly, the group with cognitive impairment showed improvements in memory, learning and recall tasks, and better efficiency in areas of the brain linked with Alzheimer’s.

To better the effects, try taking your walk in a green area – in one 2012 study published in Environmental Science & Technology , researchers found that just five minutes of exercise in a green space was enough to benefit mental health and improve self-esteem.

Let’s not forget that getting outside for a stroll does more for your mental well-being than boost your memory. Exercise boosts your happy factor, reduces stress, improves productivity and can reduce symptoms of depression.

And if you think there’s just not enough time in your working day, consider this; in a study of office workers led by Bristol University, those who exercised during their lunch break reported better mood, improvements in time management, better concentration levels and mental performance.

They also felt more able to deal with stress and experienced higher levels of motivation. Sounds like a good excuse for a lunchtime walk!

 

 

WRITE

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Most of you are fantastic writers… I am more of a reader and enjoy written word!

So keep on writing your good stories!

Watch the Sunset

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What better way is there but to watch a sunset!

Every sunset brings you the promise of a new dawn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

… to be continued ….

Wishing you  a wonderful and warm day!

 

 

Sunset therapy

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I am a bit stressed lately, so I thought I need to do something about it.

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I visited Greenwich, a London Borough, and home to the Cutty Sark , a tea clipper, a beautiful sailing ship from 1869.

The ship was badly damaged by fire on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. The vessel has since been restored and reopened to the public on 25 April 2012

I visited the vessel in 1984 in it’s original glory… these are two pictures from my photo album then…

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Now after the fire damage and long restoration it is back open to the public.

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It is at the bank of the River Thames and around it are beautiful flowers.

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 I walked along the river and saw the amazing sunset.

 

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On my way home I have to change trains and have to go through a concrete jungle. Still it looks great with all the lights!

This is my London and I love it!

 

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Watching the sunset is wonderful therapy for stress relief.

Highly recommendable!

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Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday!