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About utesmile

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

Egypt Holiday memories Part 2

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After driving 5 hours through some desert we arrived in Luxor.

The Temple Tour began with

Karnak Temple in Luxor

Luxor Temple in Luxor.

The temples are connected via the long Sphinx Avenue

In front were 2 Obelisks, one of them is now in London on the Embankment, called Cleopatra’s Needle

It was very interesting to hear about all the Egytian Gods.

Luxor Temple by night was rather magical.

Starting in Luxor we went onto the Nile cruise for 7 days.

It's better to see something once
than to hear about it  
a thousand times.

Egypt Holiday memories Part 1

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Hello, I’m back in the cold from a beautiful 25 degrees Celsius Egypt, at the Red Sea.

We had a wonderful holiday in Hurghada and up the Nile.

We had a lovely hotel, great food and fun.

We were snorkeling in the Red Sea to watch amazing fish.

What an adventure it was.

Our guide with the ‘Dolphin’ = me

The weather was warm around 23 to 26 degrees Celsius.

The Red Sea was 22 degrees.

We loved every minute of it.

A vacation is 
having nothing to do 
and all day to do it in.

Robert Orben.

What a surprise

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What a wonderful surprise.

My amazing friend François from Sketches in Stillness

sent me a hand drawn card.

Francois remembered I love lady bug so much.

I love it! ❤️❤️❤️

My last post picture 52 is from my favourite calendar from Francois’

Sketches in Stillness in December.

Of course I have the 2023 calendar hanging up already.

Francois certainly gave me my big smile today.

Thank You François! ❤️

If you see someone without
A smile
Give them yours. 

Thank you and Happy 2023

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We will open the book

Its pages are blank

We are going to put words

on them ourselves.

The book is called Opportunity

and its first chapter is New Years Day!

Let’s write

a wonderful book together!

For being with me during 2022

You mean so much to me!

Love you all!

 

May the New Year be a happy one for you.

May it bring Peace, good Health,

Joy, Happiness, lots of Love and Kindness

to everyone!

♥♥♥

Picture of the Week #52

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The last picture of the week this year.

Hope you enjoyed the series

and it kept you inspired.

My last picture is from my favourite calendar from

Sketches in Stillness in December.

Food for thought

Bring love whereever you go.
Shine light wherever it's dark.
Be kind wherever you are.
Leave blessings wherever you've been.
Sending you warm hugs and happy thoughts your way !

The daily picture – a challenge I am taking part

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The Daily Picture is a challenge from Bernhard.

Bernhard and many others have completed it for the year 2022.

I loved it and was very tempted to add myself.

For 2023 I am going to take part in this challenge and try my best.

I am choosing another blog to do this and dedicate that blog to this challenge.

It is : https://doubletake007.wordpress.com

Head over there and see the challenge, I will start on 1.1.2023.

The rules are simple:

  1. The daily picture must be taken on the day of publishing. ( exception is to add pictures later if you have no internet on holidays for example)
  2. If possible don’t have breaks in between. ( in case of illness or other exceptional circumstances it is ok)
  3. You can take part any time in the year.
  4. It can be linked if liked, but does not have to.

Die Regeln sind einfach:

  • Das Bild muss an dem Tag erstellt worden sein, unter dem er veröffentlicht wird (d.h. es können Bilder auch nachgetragen werden, wenn man z.B. im Urlaub kein Internet hat)
  • Möglichst keine Pausen ( Krankheit oder andere Hinderungsgründe sind erlaubt, dann anschließend einfach normal weitermachen, d.h. man hat einen Sprung in derZählung
  • Man kann jederzeit neu einsteigen
  • Es kann gerne gegenseitig verlinkt werden, muss aber nicht sein

Let’s have some fun !

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If you like to take part, head over to Bernhard and let him know.

12 days of Christmas – 12th day of Christmas

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Kew Gardens featured this famous English Carol

with every handmade number standing in the gardens.


On the twelfth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

In todays world we can replace these gifts:

Twelfth day with Love


Wishing all my friends

a peaceful and very happy Christmas

May your wishes come true

Peace on Earth

Love to All

♥♥♥

12 days of Christmas – 11th day of Christmas

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Kew Gardens featured this famous English Carol

with every handmade number standing in the gardens.





On the eleventh day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

In todays world we can replace these gifts:

Eleventh day with Honesty

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ is a famous singalong Christmas carol that runs through the twelve days that make up the Christmas season – beginning on Christmas Day and ending on 5 January, the day before Epiphany.

I’m using it as a countdown to Christmas.

Each day represents a new gift, starting with ‘a partridge in a pear tree’ and ending with ‘twelve drummers drumming’.

It’s a traditional English tune dating back to the 1700s, which some historians actually believe to have French origins.

The version we know best came from Frederic Austin, an English composer who set the lyrics and added some flourishes – including the drawn out “five go-old rings” – in 1909.

The carol is a cumulative song, which means that each verse is built on top of the previous verses.

12 days of Christmas – 10th day of Christmas

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Kew Gardens featured this famous English Carol

with every handmade number standing in the gardens.




On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Ten lords a-leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a-milking,
Seven swans a-swimming,
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.


In todays world we can replace these gifts:

Tenth day with Forgivness

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ is a famous singalong Christmas carol that runs through the twelve days that make up the Christmas season – beginning on Christmas Day and ending on 5 January, the day before Epiphany.

I’m using it as a countdown to Christmas.

Each day represents a new gift, starting with ‘a partridge in a pear tree’ and ending with ‘twelve drummers drumming’.

It’s a traditional English tune dating back to the 1700s, which some historians actually believe to have French origins.

The version we know best came from Frederic Austin, an English composer who set the lyrics and added some flourishes – including the drawn out “five go-old rings” – in 1909.

The carol is a cumulative song, which means that each verse is built on top of the previous verses.