Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Very close to the former Olympic Village which is now called East Village,

there are some lovely parks and many green spaces.

This is 15 minutes from my home away.

On my walk I found this today:

East Village and the RSPB ( Royal Society for the protection of birds)

have joined up with local carpenter Pete Bagg

to create 10 London skyline inspired bird boxes

to help bring birds back to the capital.

 

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Wonderfully done.

I have a picture of the original London Landmark

combined with the bird box.

See for yourself.

BT Tower

BT Tower

BT Tower

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Olympic Velodrome

Olympic Velodrome

Olympic Velodrome

Battersea Power station

Battersea Power station

Battersea Power station

Olympic Orbit

Olympic Orbit

Olympic Orbit

Big Ben

Big Ben

Big Ben

Canary Wharf – HSBC Building

Canary Wharf HSBC Building

Canary Wharf HSBC Building

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

The Tower of London

London Tower

London Tower

The Gherkin

Gherkin

Gherkin

What a fantastic idea.

The boxes are displayed for one month here

before each box is moved to its permanent home

at green locations around the area.

Let the birds come…..

 

With all your heart

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Do what you do

with all your heart.

 

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I received this heart as a present from my sister, hand made from her region.

Isn’t it lovely,  simple and beautiful.

 

Follow your brain ,

but take your heart with you.

 

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Sometimes the heart sees

what is invisible to your eyes.

H. Jackson Brown Jr

 

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Follow your heart regardless of 

what others tell you to do.

It’s how you feel at the end of the day ,

that matters.

 

 

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Wishing you all a beautiful day !

 

More gardens in London

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I discovered another lovely green space in London.

A little oasis right in the middle

of the concrete jungle of the Barbican.

There is the second biggest conservatory in London

which is like a mini Kew Gardens with exotic plants,

like cacti, orchids, bamboo etc.

It is home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

It is open on Sundays to the public for free.

See for yourself what we found there:

 

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A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London.

 

 

 

 

 

IL DIVO night

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I was fortunate to get tickets for an Il Divo concert in the London O2 Arena yesterday.

 

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Il Divo are 4 young men with amazing voices, they have been created 12 years ago and go from strength to strength.  I have followed them for at least 9 years now. They do sing pop opera or as it is called popera.

 

They are David Miller ( American) Tenor, Sebastian Izambard (French) Tenor, Urs Buehler (Swiss) Tenor and Carlos Marin (Spanish) Bariton.

 

I got tickets for their tour called Amor et pasion which goes up to November and they are visiting all different cities all over the world.

 

 

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In this tour they added solos, dancing and playing instruments themselves to their amazing singing.

 

They also added dancers to some of their latin american songs.

 

It was a feast for ears and eyes.

 

There were 7000 people there and we didn’t want to let Il Divo go home, demanding more songs which they gave us. ❤

 

 

 

It was a totally enjoyable and amazing evening and I can only recommend that if they are near you, go and see them.

 

This was after the final good bye song!

 

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Here another beautiful track.

 

 

 

Hello May – Give yourself some loving

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The best way to live a positive life in the present is to love who you are.

When you love yourself

– and truly accept who you are –

everything changes.

Everything in your life becomes a reflection of that love.

 

 

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Fall in love with yourself.

 

 

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Love yourself first!

 

Pictures from  Sketches in Stillness