Random things I wanted to share…

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I took some pictures and I wanted to share it with you

This is the Atheneaum Hotel in Piccadilly where I used to work 21 years ago. I stopped there when I got pregnant with my first son.  It was already then a very prestigious hotel owned by Rank, the film company and Harrison Ford (I only saw his bill though) stayed so did other famous people.

It has one corner planted along the wall, and it looks fabulous. It has exotic plants and all different greenery, some with flowers even. They even have bird cages in between. This is an amazing idea in the middles of a busy city.

 

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Across to Green Park you see theses beautiful flower baskets on the lamp posts…

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…and this is the view outside my house!

A beautiful spider made his web there.

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Take care and enjoy the time leading to Christmas!

Paddington Bear is Bearrilliant in London

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Paddington Bear has arrived in London. We all love bears and he is no exception, loved by children and adults alike.

Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children’s literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958 and was subsequently featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond. The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru -with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items than it would at first appear), duffle coat and love of marmalade–has become a classic character. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

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The film is out in the UK and it looks like fun.

So in London are 50 different Paddington Bears on show all designed by different famous people.

You can find the trail here!

I went on a bear hunt to find some for myself…

 

It was beary great fun finding them and they will be auctioned off in December helping children.

How The Trail Will Help Children

The lead charity partner of The Paddington Trail is the NSPCC who will be auctioning off the bears with Christie’s, both online and in a live auction in December, with all the proceeds going to the charity. It is hoped that The Paddington Trail and associated activities will raise more than £500,000 for the NSPCC and its ChildLine service. The trail also benefits children’s charity Action Medical Research, for whom Paddington has been the official mascot for over 35 years.

 Wishing you all a bearrilliant week ahead

and send you all a bear hug!

 

Related links

Please look after this bear

The three bears

Paddington Trail

Bear Hunt

St. Pauls Bear

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 2nd Advent

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Finally I managed to get my Christmas tree up…. here it is:

can you see you carefully I draped the cat around the bottom of the tree….

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While decorating the tree I listened to a beautiful song -

Where peaceful waters flow – Chris de Burgh

Where he sings appropriately :

“Only love can find the door …

Only love can reach the shore to heaven”

Love and peace to you all!

 

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Awards and 500 followers wow !

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Monica from MCS-Atelier nominated me for the One Lovely blog award, and I am very happy to receive it! Thank yo so much!

29th October 2014

29th October 2014

Also CW from sunflowerrosecw again, how wonderful!

Thank you so much girls, you are very lovely and I so appreciate you!

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15th March 2013, 5th November2014

The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer or up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and to also help the new blogger reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow-blogger who chose them. This award acknowledges bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with their viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines. I have these guidelines listed below.
The guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award are:
•Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
•Add the One Lovely Blog Award logo to your post and/or blog.
•Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
•Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

7 facts about myself: 

1. I wished I had paid more attention in history lessons when I was in school. I find history so interesting now.

2. I am looking forward to Winter and ordered more jumpers to keep warm.

3. I love blogging.

4. I just did my next Tap exam – Gold Bar 2 – with honours, I am happy!

5. I would love to take a tour round some parts of the world and visit you all!

6. I got 500 WordPress followers, yippee.

7.  Life is good and I am happy and grateful to be here to enjoy it!

And additional to the awards I also have another trophy

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Thank you to all my wonderful followers , you do make me happy! 

 

Now some Nominations for some blogs I follow!

Artistina  for the incredible talent she shows in her blog.

An artisteyes for more talent

Good time stories for inspiring and amazing stories and pictures

osarobohenry for lots of inspirational posts

Fashionable over 50 for fantastic fashion and amazing travel photos

soulgatherings for my daily quotes and inspiration

Some of you might not do awards, so please see it as a compliment and keep on posting please!

{New Post] The Orples Get Stuck

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Thomas is having fun with 2 new friends, Oskar and Olivia. Let’s hope Oskar gets out and doesn’t forget the belly scratch…..

Originally posted on orples:

The orples stopped by to say hello to Ute in her blog Ute Smile. Ute has such a ‘happy’ blog, and if you’ve not been there you might to stop by and say hello.  Pay no attention to her lazy cat, unless you think you can help Oscar find reprieve. I am hoping Olivia will  have already gotten Oscar out of his jam by the time the rest of us get there.

It appears Ute's smart cat is only pretending to be asleep, hoping for a belly scratch.

It appears Ute’s smart cat is only pretending to be asleep, hoping for a belly scratch.

While Olivia tries to wake the kitty up, lets head on out and see what the rest of our neighbors are up to as we visit the neighborhood. :)

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Have you seen the Orples?

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May I introduce Olivia and Oskar, the Orples from the neighbourhood.

They travel round quite a bit so I thought they might like to visit London too.

See my favourite bridge – Tower Bridge which opens up for tall ships.

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Have a tasty picnic with me in Greenwich – help yourself Olivia and Oskar

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or relax on the most beautiful bench!

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I have to admit I fell in love with the Orples and it would be great if they came to visit.

Olivia and Oskar you are always very welcome to play anywhere on my blog, please feel free and have fun.

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A New Day

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Give yourself a perfect day.
Do what makes you happiest.
Look upon what gives you joy.
Speak to those who warm your heart.
Listen to that which lifts your spirit.
Surround yourself with sights and sounds
and people who give you pleasure.
For all the happiness you give to others all year long,
give yourself a perfect day.

(found on facebook)

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 Find joy in the ordinary!

The ABC of genuine happiness – Z

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The ABC of Genuine Happiness

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Z – Zap Negativity

Oh yes,

Negativity brings you down, being with negative people all the time will make you feel negative and down. Let’s see life in a positive way.

Life is fantastic, it is what you make it and even on a bad day there is something positive at the end of the day. Even if it is something small. Seeing the small things and being grateful for it is the best way to find positivity in your life and surroundings. Enjoy your breath in the cold air,  enjoy being alive, enjoy the bird in the tree singing, enjoy the peaceful 5 minutes you get in a busy day, enjoy the hug you give.

Enjoy every moment. Every moment is precious!

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… to be continued ….oh no it is finished.

This is the last post on the ABC of happiness and it is about positive attitude, I love it!

I had great fun doing this ABC and hope you all enjoyed it too!

I did start this in November last year, yes it has taken me a whole year :-)

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  Here is my Google service and now you know why it was slow….

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Wishing you  a zazzy and zuper day!

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Pictures from Google and Lynda Field .com