Hello August!

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Welcome August !

The Motto for August is:

Miracles happen every day!

sunset July in London – picture taken by me

There are only two ways to live your life

One is as though nothing is a miracle

the other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

 

Wishing you a miraculous August!

 

 

Craft trials

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Time for something new:

I tried the other day to paint a stone.

It was a very porous stone.

This is my result.

Stone

It was rather hard, I’m not so good in drawing so this will be my only one.

It looks nice in the garden, I varnished it to weatherproof it.

I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought,

so I’ll stick to the crafts I do better and enjoy more.

Like knitting  a little fragrance pouch for example.

fragrance pouch

It is good to try different crafts out.

One way to find out what you truly enjoy.

 

“Give yourself freedom to try out new things.

Don’t be so set on your ways that you can’t grow.”

Paolo Coelho

Cornflowers

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In March, before the virus,

I bought a bucket of soil and cornflower seeds from the supermarket,

as I like to grow things.

I was watching it carefully,

watering it on hot days.

It was growing nicely until June where it started to bloom,

and I could find blue flowers on it.

… and not just blue but also pink came along, how beautiful!

I enjoyed those Cornflowers every step on their way

to the full bloom in very vibrant colours.

Thank you for making my garden more colourful!

 

Kew Gardens Virtual Smile

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Kew Gardens

my favourite garden has been closed due to the circumstances.

I miss going there so much.

They have now re -opened with limited visitors going in

and you have to book a time slot.

Unfortunately I have to take the train to get there and

I am not quite prepared to do that just yet.

So I went through my pictures from previous visits

and enjoyed a stroll through.

Here is what I found:

(pictures previously not published, taken by me in Kew Gardens)

 

Something Red

… it does say Red Dragon…..  🙂

Something yellow

Something pink

and something smelly

Yes, it was really smelly. What an amazing plant.

Hope you enjoyed my little walk through time, colours and the garden.

 

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Pictures are from visits during the last 2 years.

 

Hello July!

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Welcome July !

The Motto for July is:

Begin each day with a thank you!

Our world has gone smaller,

with staying at home more,

less interactions with people physically,

less hugs,

smiles we can’t see through masks (only in the eyes).

 

Life is different.

 

However attitudes towards everything might have changed in a positive way.

Priorities might have changed.

I am more grateful than ever for little things around me.

Thank you for nature,

thank you for my health,

thank you for my friends,

thank you for food,

thank you for all the people who are working hard to make life sort of normal,

thank you for each new day,

thank you for the sun,

thank you for my garden,

thank you

thank you

thank you

for all these things and so many more I’m not writing down.

Have a gratitude attitude!

 

Wishing you a thankful July!

 

 

You only live once

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So choose to be happy.

Love unconditionally.

Be good to yourself.

Always be grateful.

Smile more.

This is great advice.

We might not get out as much as before,

yet we can still be happy with ourselves and what we have.

Love has no boundaries and can spread through words.

Be grateful for the smaller things, like getting up every morning,

connecting with friends, enjoying a cuppa.

Smile to yourself in the mirror.

The day will be so much brighter.

 

Thank you little plant!

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This little plant is standing next to my computer screen.

I received it as a get well present last year in October.

It was in full bloom then.

I nurtured it and loved it even when only green.

Now as a thank you for June just ready for my Birthday

it gives me more blooms.

 

 ♥ Thank you my little flower ♥

 

 

 

My friends – I need you….

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… to celebrate with me this blog’s 8th Blogiversary.

I enjoy this blog so much, you can’t imagine.

I made so many friends through this blog.

I treasure all of you!

A huge THANK YOU to you all,

who make me happy,

who make me smile,

who make me think,

who share their experiences,

who comment and

who are just here and read my blog.

THANK YOU to every single one of you.

You mean a lot to me.

Let’s toast,

to health, peace, happiness and many more years to come ♥