Monthly Archives: September 2015

Street Art in London

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London has more than just all the tourist sites to offer….

I went on a Street Art Tour in London the other day and was amazed what I saw.

It was like a walk through London’s largest living art gallery.

We had a super, very knowledgeable tour guide and it was great fun.

The tour was well managed and was enjoyed by everyone. I can only recommend it!

It shows very different views of London’s back streets. around Old Street.

Do you remember this?

Now, I know it was a street Artist called Art is Trash who did this.

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Street Art is different to graffiti,

Street artists want to communicate with the public, make the neighbour hood nicer and also want to express certain views or highlight some social relevant issues.

Here is a taster.

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His Holiness The Dalai Lama – in London

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I have had the fortune to see His Holiness The Dalai Lama,

when he visited London yesterday.

He talked about compassion,

happiness,

love and affection

and ended with a question and answer session.

 

“Compassion is a marvel of human nature,

a precious inner resource

and the foundation of our well-being

and the harmony of our societies.”

The Dalai Lama

 

It was fascinating to listen to his wisdom directly in his spoken words.

 

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2 monks made a peace Mandala with coloured sand all day outside.

I managed to see it at the end stage.

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The Dalai Lama likes to laugh and has a wonderful smile.

 

“The first step toward living a happy life

is to treat every other human with kindness.

There are several steps after that,

but I can’t remember right now. “

 

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It was an amazing experience!

 

 

Patience

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Patience is a virtue as they say.

“The hardest test in life is having the patience to wait for the right moment.”

I am known for my patience and I was tested last week.

I have tomato plants for the first time and I am watering like crazy and care for them.

They had flowers and the first little tomatoes came out.

I was so proud.

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For a long time they have stayed green.

– All through August and have not changed.

– Mind you we had not so much sun nor heat.

“Be Patient. Good things come to those who wait!”

I asked my sister if I should pick it green and let it ripen indoors.

She advised me to wait a bit longer….

… and guess what … the week after ….

I am so happy to say they are getting colour.

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Thanks to my sister, she will read it here too – ‘Thank you’ –  I waited and was patient.

I will enjoy this tomato more than any other one before.

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So don’t rush things…. everything will be there when ready!

Be patient!

 

Look what I found – Love

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I was cycling with my new folding bike – as my other one was stolen from outside my house.

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This one I can fold and leave at the bottom in the stairs, indoors at night, so it is safer.

These plaques I saw just outside the Olympic village.

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I had never seen them before, and thought what a nice idea.

Spread the love!

More amazing nature!

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Iceland has many different views …here are more…. amazing waterfalls…

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Seljalandsfoss a 60m waterfall in a lovely location,surrounded by cliffs and green slopes.

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A footpath leads behind the waterfall… little bit wet….

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such beautiful green….

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This is Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano which broke out in April 2010 and had me and mum stranded in Germany for a week because of the ash in the air so the planes couldn’t fly. We now saw it dormant with snow. (1660m high) I never thought I would see this volcano.

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Then we went to a crashed plane wreck on the coast on black sand. It was a US Navy DC3 and it crashed 1973 because it ran out of fuel. All survived and it turned out later that the pilot switched to the wrong fuel tank.

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I went even inside….

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It feels it is in the middle of nowhere but in the back you can see the glacier.

Black sand just everywhere.

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Very little growth…

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I loved the sand and the sea, it was sunny too, see I tanned a bit!

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This is the Solheimajokull glacier.

It says that with the global warming it can disappear within 100 to 200 years.

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The last stop was the huge Skogafoss Waterfall.

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We got very wet, but as the sun was shining the rainbow went all the way round.

So beautiful!

We walked all the way to the top.

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We had a busy day and chilled out with an original Icelandic yogurt – Skyr

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We enjoyed the whole experience as well as the Icelandic food!

I can only recommend Iceland for its nature, wonderful people, clean air, amazing drinking water ( ph 8.8- tastes fantastic) and its food.

I hope you enjoyed my day trip as much as I did!

 

No words needed….

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Yes we have been to Iceland, a most beautiful country with an amazing scenery.

See for yourself.

Just enjoy the tranquility,

the warmth of the hot tub and springs and natural beauty!

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Hafnarfordur, Iceland

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The rift,

The Continental  rift, Thingvellir

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Stone Lava

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Bubbling away….

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Fontana Hot spring in Laugarvatn

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