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Kew Gardens 23rd Smile – Spring in Kew

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Now Spring shows its’ signs

Kew is nearly in full bloom.

There is a sea of yellow greeting you.

Fun Fact:

The word “narcissus” is derived from the Greek word narke, meaning numbness (also the root of the word narcotic); the flower may have been named thus because of the intoxicating fragrance of some species.


There are so many varieties of Daffodills and Narcissi varieties and scents.

We were transported to the fairy-tale setting of Kew’s Magnolias, they grow on bare stems.

Trees full of Magnolias, different colours, sizes and varieties.


We found this little delicate beauty in the grass –  Snake’s head fritillaries


Then we followed on to the Cherry walk

Not all were open, yet I caught some perfect with the blue sky.

It felt wonderful to be under the Cherry blossom trees,

sun shining, blue sky.

Spring makes you feel alive.


Where flowers bloom
so does hope.

Lady Bird Johnson

All pictures taken by me in Kew Gardens

My little adventure

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Last week, I flew to Germany to see my sister.

It turned out to be an adventure.

Arriving at the Airport on Sunday morning,

staff checked manually the boarding passes.

Being early as my flight was at 14.35, I walked around, had a coffee and read my book.

Getting closer to the boarding time the board still said – please wait-

I saw other staff walking around shouting the gate number of their flight.

Mine wasn’t one of them.

I received messages from my airline via email that the flight will be delayed.

New departure: 15.00 no 15.35 no 16.00 no 16.35 no 17.50 no 18.01……

The boards went totally blank by then.

Queuing at the service desk for my Airline took long time.

All people in the queue were chatting and trying to help each other,

It was quite a sweet atmosphere.

Everyone tried to make the best of it.

By the time I got to the front of the queue the man said that my flight had just left.

More than just me were disappointed as we did not know which gate it had departed.

Well, I have been booked onto a flight in the morning, which I took straight away.

Luckily walking half way round the world as it seemed

in this big airport I finally found my luggage again standing lonely on its own.

Then I found the counter to get a hotel voucher with dinner.

By the time I was at the hotel it was 9pm and I was exhausted.

Ready to fall into the lovely warm bed.

The reason for all this was that Heathrow had IT failure/ technical issues.

Many people were stranded. Link to the story here

 

The really funny thing is that on my way back home to London,

I encountered more IT problems.

This time in the plane so we could not start.

We had to get off the plane again back into the gate and wait for a spare plane to take us to London.

 

Back home I am overjoyed to see my beautiful daffodils greeting me at the entrance.

Spring feelings

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Let’s get a little Spring into this world!

I had a coffee afternoon with my wonderful friend

and she brought this along….

yes, she brought the Spring into my house YAY

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I love it and I am very thankful.

So I like to share my Spring with you specially as my American friends need a bit of warmth!

focus on daffs

focus on daffs

Here some pictures to warm you up with my lazy cat 🙂

Focus on cat

Focus on cat

and yes it is sunny today too!

Isn’t life beautiful!

oh and one more thing….. it is almost

WEEKEND!

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Have a great one!

 ♥♥♥ Love and Hugs ♥♥♥

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