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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Are you enjoying a garden in July?
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
♥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.
To the next 10 years !!! Cheers!
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 🙂
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?
So happy Spring is officially here.
Here is the proof:
Blue sky and Cherry blossom
I love Spring and more warmth.
Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.
Enjoy Spring and
watch everything come alive!
Teddy’s are usually one of the first things to give when a baby is born.
I was reminded of my Teddy through Steffi’s blogpost.
My Steiff Teddy called ‘Zotti’ is as old as me.
He had so much love, he had to be mended.
You can see the straw on his left foot. He wears now crocheted slippers.
He used to growl when I pushed his chest in,
he had lots of fur.
Zotti and me
when I was 1 1/2 years old.
Zotti has lost
lots of fur
through ♥ love ♥
Yet, he has no grey hair. 🙂
He is always in good spirits and enjoys the younger generation around him.
He is loved by all my stuffed animals and is best friends with
Manny, my travelling bear (a friend of Danny from America)
and STRuppi from the Stuttgarter Airport.
Who knows what they get up to when I am not there.
Bears are for life!
Did or do you have a teddy?
Wishing all my friends a peaceful
and very happy 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
We had practised for an exam before Covid happend.
Luckily we could pick up and restart when the Covid restrictions were lifted this year.
We could practice again and we did the exam.
What a wonderful way to end the year, with another trophy.
This Third Goldbar is for Street dance.
My collection is complete:
Third Goldbar in Tap dance.
Third Goldbar in Street dance.
This means, I have completed
15 exams and 5 performances in my dancing life.
I am proud of my achievments.
I love dancing, still from now on – no more exams…. let just the fun continue ♥♥♥.
Let’s dream and dance into the new year!
It was time to say good bye to my Double Bass adventure.
It has been picked up again to travel back home.
What a great adventure and experience it was!
It is an amazing instrument and not that easy. It made me admire and respect the Bass players who so easily improvise.
I had such a great time learning it
I loved every minute of it.
I can only recommend,
if you want to try something you are passionate about...
go for it....
you might love it,
and you will always remember it.
Here are some Blues I learnt with ‘You Tube’ backing tracks:
To finish off a riff
Hope you enjoyed the odd Blues.
I have recorded more so I can always listen and remember the time with my Double Bass fondly.
A big THANK YOU to my sister who made this adventure possible.