Category Archives: Beauty

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!

 

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.

Beautifully Simple

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The new year has started

and I try to make life simple, beautiful and happy.

Often we complicate life and it is not necessary.

Make it simple

enjoy the long hugs

the walks in the fresh air

the sunrise

the flowers along the road

sitting in peace

a chat with a friend

a smile for a stranger

feeling the breeze in your hair.

 

Have a beautifully simple Day!

and

Have a simply beautiful Day!

 

Happy New Year 2020

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Wishing all my friends all over the world

a wonderful and happy new year!

May it be filled with love, good health

and full of happy memorable moments!

 

Sending you all my love and

thank you for your friendship over the years!

cartoon from Sketches in stillness 

Remembering Christmas

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My Christmas Memories

When I was a child in Germany

we celebrated Christmas in the evening 24th December.

Dad would get a real tree in the morning and we were allowed to help

decorating it with our handmade decorations

like paperchains, straw stars and lanterns etc.

We made candle holders out of walnut shells.

Then we were sent out the room for a while.

We had to listen for a little bell.

Once we heard the bell we went into the room with anticipation.

The tree was lit (with real candles) presents under or next to the tree.

We did not open presents then.

Mum sat at the piano and played Christmas carols, we sang to it.

Then us children played Christmas carols on the recorder with my mum.

It was a wonderful happy, warm and peaceful feeling.

Then a record was put on with the Christmas story and a choir singing carols,

only then we started to open presents.

Everyone was happy, Dad watching the tree carefully with the candles.

We loved to blow them all out.

After all this Mum served a lovely small dinner with filled Vol-au vents,

and home baked Christmas cookies.

We spent a happy family evening together.

Always a magical Christmas for us, a special time,

and I remember it fondly filled with so much love.

 

Christmas tree 1969

Christmas Tree 1983