Monthly Archives: May 2015

My Bathroom – finally

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It has been some time that we started to do my bathroom.

It took a long time, but doing it yourself on weekends is not that easy .

Well now it is really done and we all love it.

See the before and after pictures.

Sink before and after

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Bath and toilet before and after

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Whole room before and after

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The new window

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  The whole bathroom seems longer and more spacious than before.

I do love my shower so much more now!

And with candles around , having a bath is almost like in a Spa.

Now I can really relax there!

 

… off to a shower  now…

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See you later….

 

Battlecry – Two Steps from Hell

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Two Steps from Hell have done it again –  more tracks released – hurray!

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Even if you don’t know about them you surely have heard some tracks not knowingly – on TV or in films as trailer music.

 

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A new album with 26 tracks is out – Battlecry from Two steps from Hell

” The eight studio album under the Two Steps from Hell banner to be made public by project composers NP and TB the aptly named “Battlecry” offers 26 new movie trailer , war documentary and death defying gymnastic routine-ready of expertly crafted, epically resented audio melodrama. As per usual most of the tracks are instrumental but guest vocalist Merethe Soltvedt and Felicia Farerre lend their voices to a pair of songs.”  – Excerpt from their website.

 

For me this is another amazing collection of epic music of my favourite musicians.

Some tracks remind me of other music composed by Thomas and Nick.

This collection is more epic, dramatic and monumental and the name “Battlecry” does its justice.

Movie trailers perfect for war documentaries and film – you can let your imagination go.

For me the full orchestral tracks are the best.

My favourites are Victory, Never back down, Cannon in D-Minor – an orchestral masterpiece, Release me, Last of the light, No honour in Blood and Star Sky.

The best classical music of our time.  This is real music!

Epicness at its best.

Thomas and Nick never disappoint instead they get better and better.

Looking forward to many more amazing new tracks……. or even a concert in Europe one day????

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1.None Shall Live

2.Stormkeeper

3.Victory

4. Wolf King

5. Rise Above

6. Spellcaster

7.Never Back Down

8.Red Tower

9.Cannon In D Minor

10.Blackout

11.Stronger Faster Braver

12.Battleborne

13.Last of the Light

14.Ultraground

15.Release Me

16.Freedom Ship

17.Amaria

18.Flight of the Silverbird

19.Outpost

20.Unforgiven

21.Across the Blood Water

22.No Honor In Blood

23.Sariel

24.Star Sky

25.Battleborne – Instrumental

26.Star Sky – Instrumental

Listen for yourself to  Never Back Down and Star Sky

 

 

Looking forward to Classics Volume 2 which is in the making!

An Award and my Garden

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I received an award from Terry and I am very grateful that she thought of me! Thank you so much, Terry.

The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

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There are no rules and I like to share this award with everybody. I can’t name all but a few! –

Rosy, Russ, Diana, Sandra, Carmen, Ralph, Arlen, Sylvia, Ute, Mathilda, Klaus, Wiley, Ladysonnenschein, Binky, Seyi, Harold, Rob, Sally, Gallivanta, Cathie, Paul, Maxima, Fred  and many more and all the bloggers I follow and enjoy but don’t know their name.

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And now an update on my garden as it was such a lovely sunny day today and I put more sweet things in my little garden. I had to smile and think of RoSy when I put his frog out. I know she likes them too!

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Now some pictures of the other new bits and my strawberry plant which is doing so well.

Enjoy!

My beautiful butterfly

My beautiful butterfly

Heart

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my meerkats

my meerkats

my new frog on a pebble

my new frog on a pebble

more hearts - I love my hearts!

more hearts – I love my hearts!

My soon to be strawberries! - just need to find a  cream tree! :-)

My soon to be strawberries! – just need to find a cream tree! 🙂

I love Spring and I am ready for Summer and for  some peaceful times in my garden!

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week,

enjoy every moment and smell the flowers on the way!  

Smile, relax and be happy!

Sending out lots of love to all – you wonderful people!!

Big hugs!

 

Happy Mother’s Day

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A mother’s love

is unique,

cannot be measured,

is divine,

is the purest love.

 

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We are born of love. Love is our mother – Rumi

 

  There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.

– Chinese Proverb.

 

Here are some flowers to all the mother’s out there!

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♥ With Love ♥

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Some Awww moments of motherly love….

 

 

Pictures are from google, and Pinterest.

Cartoon from Sketches in Stillness/ Francois

Monday Walk

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Today I am inviting you to walk with me through Rochester in Kent.  A lovely historic small city.  It has a beautiful Cathedral dates back to 604 AD- the second oldest in England.   The  castle is Norman and the 12th-century keep or stone tower, which is the castle’s most prominent feature, is one of the best preserved in England.

Please enjoy the walk with me round the Cathedral and the castle.  Keep your scarf on it is very windy!

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  The beautifully painted organ.

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In the Cathedral was a display of 3 very old books, one is 100 years older than the Magna Carta and is called Textus Roffenses.  It contains a collection of Anlo Saxon Law of Aethelberht of Kent which dates back to 600AD – it is the only surviving copy of the oldest law in English.

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Apparently Henry the VIII took all books from the Cathedral library at his time but left this one behind.  The Lady in the Cathedral said historians still wonder why?

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After all this walking – it is time for a nice cup of tea or coffee!

Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoyed the walk!

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