Picture of the Week #19

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My little violet in the grass

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

Food for thought

Whatever people do, feel, think or say,
don't take it personally.
Others are going to have their own opinion
according to their belif system,
so whatever they think about you is not about you,
but it is about them.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Picture of the Week #18

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Just realised I forgot to post week 18 picture – so here it is.

Being really busy and not having internet always – it is harder at the moment.

So please bear with me and I do try to visit you all in between.

Picture taken by me in my garden

Food for thought

Joy is a pure state of bliss,
and it's attained by bringing comfort and relief to other people.
Doing so will bring joy to your life everyday.

Sylvia Browne

Help please ?

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We have discovered this fireplace as you know.

I have cleaned it up and painted it black. I’m very happy with it as I also found a grill fitting the fireplace, which I also painted black.

It looks lovely with a plant or flowers in front.

My question is:

What colour shall I paint the surrounding?

At the moment it is yellowish; white is too white really I think;

What do you think???? Please put your suggestion in the comments.

I appreciate your help.

1982

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In the loft I found 40 year old records of my apprenticeship journals.

I learnt the Hotel Business.

I learnt all aspects like reception, kitchen, serving, bar, clean rooms and running a hotel.

We had to write weekly reports, had them signed by the mentor and by the big boss.

It was fun to read them all again.


Life has changed in this electronic age…..look at that 🙂

This is how credit cards worked in 1982, the machine imprinted the guest’s and Hotel’s name. There were 3 copies , the last one for the guest, the the other 2 for the CC company and the hotel file.

If you had breakfast in my hotel, your table would look like that in 1981

For lunch and dinner you would find the table like that.

A four course dinner looks like this. It was fish for the 1st course.

You can see the ideal wine glass shape. Cheers!

There were no computers back then.

The Hotel journal was written by hand with a carbon paper and added up in the evening.

All reservations were taken by post or telephone and recorded on a chart.

It is funny to think this life without computers.

I really enjoyed my time in the Hotel with wonderful guests and colleagues.

Sweet memories ♥♥♥

Did you enjoy your learning journey way back?

Picture of the Week #17

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An outing to wild Wakehurst – a sibling of Kew Gardens in Sussex.

Lots of woodlands, walks and great colours from Rhododendrons and Azaleas.

Picture taken by me at Wakehurst

Sending everyone much love. You mean so much to me. ❤️

Food for thought

When words are 
both true and kind
they can change the world.

Kew Gardens 24th Smile

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Spring is here with more colours than ever.

Kew is just magical.

Tulips are still blooming

Tulips are still blooming

Then there is plenty of more pink and purple.

Fun Fact:

Fossils have revealed that magnolia plants existed at least 20 million years ago. Magnolia officinalis bark is used in traditional Chinese medicine remedies to improve lung health and treat anxiety.


Apple Blossom – so pure white

Trees green, pink, red make a wonderful contrast.


We found plenty of Bluebells


Still in the woodlands we found Camassias- from the asparagus family.

Delicate flowers bending in the wind.

A real splash of vibrant colour gave this Rhododendron bush.

Nature is the best healer, relaxer and

the best happiness generator for me! ♥


“There are always flowers
for those who want to see them.” 

Henri Matisse

All pictures taken by me in Kew Gardens