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About utesmile

Love life, music and dance. Live today as for tomorrow it will be all history!

Hello April!

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Welcome April !

The Motto for April is:

Plant seeds of love everywhere you go!

It is so important.

We cannot hug or be close,

but we can show our love in different ways.

Stay connected,

support each other,

with words,

show you care.

Stay strong, stay focused,

and continue to follow the rules of your government.

We can do it together.

A big thank you to all the people on the front line,

who keep everything going.

You are amazing in what you do.

 

Sending you sincere cyber hugs, thinking of you,

praying for you.

 

Have a safe April!

 

Picture is Oups from here

Relax in the sun

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While the sun is shining and mum is still working,

I am going to do a short post for my feline and non feline friends.

I found some lovely new spots to relax.

The sun comes in through the window,

a perfect spot on the table,

I always have to keep moving though to keep up with the sun.

I found mum’s big beanbag, what a wonderful cosy spot.

and the sun gets there too.

This is the life.

I do get out more as it is warmer and sunnier.

As it is rather quiet outside,

so I do get my cuddles inside.

I think they are happy to cuddle me,

as they can’t cuddle or hug anyone else presently,

so I get even more. Yay

 

Hope you all stay safe!

We can get over this together,

doing the right thing!

Please look after yourself!

 

Spring begins

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According to my calendar,

today 20th March is Spring Begin!

Plants are growing,

the sun is shining, well sometimes.

My little fig tree is growing beautifully.

Daffodils still bright and happy.

and the beautiful blossom on the trees really shows it’s Spring.

♥♥♥

Look around you and find things that can uplift you.

Smile at them.

We need it right now.

Best wishes to all wherever you are.

Stay safe and keep healthy!

 

We need love

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Dear friends,

know that you are not alone.

We are all joined in love.

 

Every situation in Life is temporary.

So when life is good,

make sure you enjoy and receive it fully.

And when life is not so good,

remember that it will not last forever

and better days are in the way.

Jenni Young

 

Sending good thoughts to each of you

in this blogging community and the world.

Take good care of yourself and stay safe!

 

Kew Gardens 10th Smile

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Kew – Indonesian Orchid Festival …

by night.

As last year Kew Gardens had Orchid Festival.

This time all Orchids come from Indonesia.

New this year was for me :

I got a slot for Orchids by night.

A different experience which was fantastic.

Not only I see all Orchids

submersed in different lights

also there were Indonesian dancers, music,

food tasters (we had a great Indonesian soup and Ginger Tea)

and a wonderful atmosphere.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

A great visit

I will I go by day again soon.

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

My little adventure

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Last week, I flew to Germany to see my sister.

It turned out to be an adventure.

Arriving at the Airport on Sunday morning,

staff checked manually the boarding passes.

Being early as my flight was at 14.35, I walked around, had a coffee and read my book.

Getting closer to the boarding time the board still said – please wait-

I saw other staff walking around shouting the gate number of their flight.

Mine wasn’t one of them.

I received messages from my airline via email that the flight will be delayed.

New departure: 15.00 no 15.35 no 16.00 no 16.35 no 17.50 no 18.01……

The boards went totally blank by then.

Queuing at the service desk for my Airline took long time.

All people in the queue were chatting and trying to help each other,

It was quite a sweet atmosphere.

Everyone tried to make the best of it.

By the time I got to the front of the queue the man said that my flight had just left.

More than just me were disappointed as we did not know which gate it had departed.

Well, I have been booked onto a flight in the morning, which I took straight away.

Luckily walking half way round the world as it seemed

in this big airport I finally found my luggage again standing lonely on its own.

Then I found the counter to get a hotel voucher with dinner.

By the time I was at the hotel it was 9pm and I was exhausted.

Ready to fall into the lovely warm bed.

The reason for all this was that Heathrow had IT failure/ technical issues.

Many people were stranded. Link to the story here

 

The really funny thing is that on my way back home to London,

I encountered more IT problems.

This time in the plane so we could not start.

We had to get off the plane again back into the gate and wait for a spare plane to take us to London.

 

Back home I am overjoyed to see my beautiful daffodils greeting me at the entrance.

Storm and Rain

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Our Sunday

as you might have heard in the news

was extremely stormy as Ciara swept through.

There was so much rain with it,

hitting the windows.

The garden needs a good tidy up now,

as ornaments fell off,

some pots tipped, some broken,

the bench cover flew off,

I managed to get it in time to take inside.

The cat didn’t even attempt to go out.

Once the rain and storm dies down I shall rescue everything.

Still the small little flowers braved it all and stand proudly in the pot.

 

You have to stand firm,

Like a mountain…

If you want to achieve,

Your goals…

No matter what comes,

Face it…

Maitree Tailor