Category Archives: Positive

Picture of the Week #2

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Macro trial.

My little Passionfruit plant, a cut off from the bigger plant, is sprouting.

I’m very happy.

Further down on the branch.

Food for thought/life:

Smile and laugh often!
Each day 
find something happy, joyful 
and funny about life -
smile and laugh,
smile and laugh, and 
smile and laugh again.

Keith D. Harrell

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

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!

Kew Gardens 20th Smile – Lights by night

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Christmas lights in Kew Gardens – a treat for the Pre-Christmas time.

We enjoyed a lovely evening in the big garden with the famous beautiful

Kew’s Christmas Lights!

 

New colours and shapes everywhere.

A small compilation

The Palmhouse changed colours and on the lake in front fountains and stars appeared.

Every display was accompagnied with amazing music,

some classical, choir and modern to make the whole light show a memorable experience.

We had a wonderful evening walking through a light wonderland.

Of course there was mulled wine and hot chocolate too!

Please click on the picture to enlarge them.

All pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.

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Wishing all a wonderful and peaceful 3rd Advent !

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Kew Gardens 19th Smile – Shapes and Patterns

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A cold day at Kew Gardens yet the beauty stays.

I observed so many different patterns and shapes this time.

The ‘Smilex’ with its heart shaped leaves and thorns.

Again I tried to take photos with a bokeh- effect as good as I can with my Phone Camera.

The Banana Tree had fruits.

Look at those amazing patterns of 2 very different plants.

It is wonderful to have been able to share this visit with a wonderful friend.

A sweet friendship
refreshes the soul.
Proverbs 27.9

1971 – sorting out in the attic

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It was time again to sort a bit in the attic.

I found more fun stuff from 50 years ago from my school life.

My homework Autumn 1971 – you might recognize some ???

The seasons 1971

As you can see I couldn’t draw well, so for some of the homework I asked my mum or my sister to draw for me. – Clearly July and August were done by my substitutes. 🙂

Tulip explained
Class Rules for 1971
  • Be punctual !
  • Line up in front of the School !
  • Go slowly and quietly up the stairs !
  • Behave quietly in the classroom !
  • Don’t talk during lessons !
  • Work hard and participate !
  • Be good and helpful !
  • At break – don’t run !
  • Put all rubbish in the bin !
  • Don’t throw away your sandwich (or whatever you ate at breaktime) !
  • After school go straight home !

It is lovely to go down memory lane

I quite enjoyed school and was a very quiet and obedient pupil.


Happy is the person 
who knows what to remember of the past, 
what to enjoy in the present, 
and what to plan for in the future.
Arnold H. Glasow 

Time to move on …..

a new year to come soon…….

new adventures to be had !

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

and a lovely 1st Advent!

Music – my first attempts on the Double Bass

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My first attempts with the Double Bass

First a short riff

then with a backing track I found on you tube. ( playing the first 12 bars only as it is repeating itself)

This is an amazing instrument.

The strings are thick and hard and the fingers need to press hard and at the right height to get the right tone out.

I am having such fun to try it and am very happy when I can play/improvise with a Blues Backing track.

I will always look at Double Bass players with great admiration.

Learn something new.
Try something different.
Convince yourself that you have no limits. 

Brian Tracy