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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?

My Teddy

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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?

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

Dancing through the years ♥

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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!

Good Bye Double Bass

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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....
have fun,
you might love it,
and you will always remember it.

Here are some Blues I learnt with ‘You Tube’ backing tracks:

12 Bar Blues in C
Jazz Blues in F – Improvising
Bags’ Groove 140bpm

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.