Category Archives: Friends

Hall Place

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Recently we found another lovely oasis

called Hall Place.

A dear friend gave me some photograpy tips

and I am rather proud of this picture.

Hall Place is a historic house with 500 year history from 1537

surrounded with a garden.

It has the Queen’s Beasts, enormous heraldic animal topiary

planted in 1953 in celebration of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Beautifully cut

It has a Rose Garden

Pollinators were still very busy

We saw beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly House

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

The greatest gift of the garden
is the restoration 
of our 5 senses.

Hanna Rion

Hyde Hall – Take 2

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Again I went with my lovely friend to

Hyde Hall Garden as there was a Flowershow.

I totally loved it again. (see last post here)

Now in August, other flowers bloome,d

the sun was shining, a summer breeze in our hair…

What colours…
I love grasses

Some close ups with my Canon Camera

Bees were pollinating.

Plants make people happy !

We had a wonderful day, we were very happy in this garden.

A garden is not a place
but a journey.

I leave you with a sea of Echinaceas

Wishing you a wonderful Summer !

Hyde Hall

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A wonderful friend invited me to

Hyde Hall Garden

It has themed gardens like

Cottage Garden, Modern Country Garden,

Dry Garden, Rose Garden and more.

Country Garden

Now in June/July everything is blooming,

such a joy to walk through gardens.

We had a wonderful time and took many photos.

Please sit with me on the bench and enjoy the beauty!

Rest awhile,
take in the beauty that surrounds you.
A beautiful garden
is a haven of happiness.

Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.

He who plants a garden
plants happiness.
Richard Cell

Are you enjoying a garden in July?

Blog-i-versary 10 years with WordPress

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Today, 9th June,

I am celebrating…… again

10 years with you, my friends, online.

What a great 10 years Blogging.
I loved every minute. 
It gives me
smiles, 
happiness,
joy, 
information, 
inspiration,
thoughts,
and love.

♥I am grateful for having such wonderful friends here and appreciate your time with me! ♥

A heartfelt thank you for being with me for all this time.

Photo by Heorhii Heorhiichuk on Pexels.com

To the next 10 years !!! Cheers!

1982

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In the loft I found 40 year old records of my apprenticeship journals.

I learnt the Hotel Business.

I learnt all aspects like reception, kitchen, serving, bar, clean rooms and running a hotel.

We had to write weekly reports, had them signed by the mentor and by the big boss.

It was fun to read them all again.


Life has changed in this electronic age…..look at that 🙂

This is how credit cards worked in 1982, the machine imprinted the guest’s and Hotel’s name. There were 3 copies , the last one for the guest, the the other 2 for the CC company and the hotel file.

If you had breakfast in my hotel, your table would look like that in 1981

For lunch and dinner you would find the table like that.

A four course dinner looks like this. It was fish for the 1st course.

You can see the ideal wine glass shape. Cheers!

There were no computers back then.

The Hotel journal was written by hand with a carbon paper and added up in the evening.

All reservations were taken by post or telephone and recorded on a chart.

It is funny to think this life without computers.

I really enjoyed my time in the Hotel with wonderful guests and colleagues.

Sweet memories ♥♥♥

Did you enjoy your learning journey way back?

Happy Healthy New Year 2022

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It has been another year of challenges and growth and we will have again learnt plenty. May we be different people in a hopefully positively different world when we see an end to it all.

Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive ( in spirit and attitude).

May the New Year be full of

Kindness
Peace
Hugs
Light
Gratitude
Honesty
Health
Smiles
Understanding
Forgiveness
Comfort
Acceptance
Compliments
Presence
Encouragement
Hope
Friendship
Patience
Support
Fun
and full of LOVE

Merry Christmas

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Wishing all my friends a peaceful

and very happy Christmas!

This Christmas,

I just want everyone

to be happy, healthy, and loved.

Sending you all my love

be richly blessed,

and thank you for your friendship over the years!

♥ Be wrapped up with love and hugs ♥

Please take some of my gifts for you

Kew Gardens 18th Smile – Wonderful Finds with a Friend

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This time I went to Kew to find the Autumn colours.

My blogger friend Colleen loves to travel and loves Kew,

so I invited Colleen along to enjoy the Gardens.

She loved the yellow Ginko Tree,

behind is a golden Larch just starting to colour.

Along the bridge a variety of colours…….

hang on Colleen I need to catch up.

This is a very tall Monkey Puzzle Tree.

We looked at it closely.

It looked more like a column.

Amazing nature ♥

I couldn’t stop Colleen climbing this Bonsai Tree.

We needed a break and sat down for lunch and a chat.

Colleen brought enough for all in the rucksack, thank you.

On our way we found this beautiful Autumn tree

and rustled through the Autumn leaves.

Thank you Colleen, I’m so happy you could come.

We were having so much fun in Kew Gardens together!!!

I loved every minute of it!!!

Sharing is having more

The best way 
to multiply your happiness
is to share it with others.