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Weekly Inspiration No 27 – Take care

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Life is like a flower

If you don’t take care of it,

it will fade.”

 

I bought some reduced, dry and almost dying plants at the local DIY shop.

I wanted to nurture them and give them life again.

First they got greener with water,

then they started blooming.

 

 

Now they show me how thankful they are with many colouful blooms,

I am grateful too!

 

I enjoy them every day and take care of them.

They give me smiles every day!

 

Take care of things to enjoy!

Also take care of yourself !

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Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

Strawberry Alley

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As you know I have strawberry plants in my garden

and harvested some last year.

This year however my harvest was even better.


This year I had rather big strawberries

 

and lots of them.

My harvest filled big plates like this:


and this;

 

and this:

 

all from my Strawberry Alley

you can see on the left of my garden!

They tasted wonderful! Yum Yum

 

My garden changed again

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My small garden needed some more care.

After the new fence was done,

I decided to have some decking down to hide a grey concrete floor.

We worked hard to get it all done.

We made it very quick really.

but now it needed rearranging….

so I moved pots, potted new plants, and changed things around.

I am happy with this now!

You can see the left side is my “Strawberry Field”

Through an inspiration from Sartenata’s Blog,

I used some old shoes to pot plants in.

Also I made a planter from an old pallet and painted it.

Now there is parsley and mint on one side and petunias on the other.

I do love my tea cups in the garden too!

 

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Now I can invite you in my garden

for a peaceful and happy time!

A day in Oxford

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Oxford is a beautiful University city in England.

It has been a town since 9th century and has an ancient university.

My friends and I recently visited Oxford for a day out.

Here are my impressions:

 

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We finished a wonderful day out in Oxford

with a traditional English Cream Tea.

 

Cream tea – refreshments

Hello September – Make it simple

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After the holiday season of August I am back to working routine.

Yet I am very relaxed and take it easy.

So I will….

Make life simple,

Don’t multi task,

Do one thing at a time,

Take my time,

Enjoy what I am doing.

 

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“Fear less, hope more;

Eat less, chew more;

Whine less, breathe more;

Talk less, say more;

And all good things will be yours!”

–          Swedish Proverb

 

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My Garden Heaven

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Come with me in my little garden.

Small but so enjoyable and beautiful.

Enjoy the small things and see the beauty in it.

My strawberries are coming so lovely this year.

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They are bigger in size, as we had lots of rain,

still not quite red as we do not have enough sun, but…..

All things grow with love!

Slowly they are getting red though, see for yourself:

 

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I can see jam coming up….. ❤

 

Here are some other shots of my garden.

 

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I love my garden and am very grateful for this little oasis.

 

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Almost any garden,

if you see it at just the right moment,

can be confused with paradise.

Henry Mitchell

 

 

Birthday and Rainforest

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I have been away to celebrate my mum’s 90th birthday.

My mum deserved a great Birthday Party.

She is doing well and could enjoy everything to the full.

We had a lovely celebration, great food ,

lovely company and everyone was happy.

Never forget to tell your loved ones that you love them.

❤ ❤ ❤

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While we were there, we visited the Rainforest there too.

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Yes, it was in Germany,

still we walked through the forest

and it rained heavily. 🙂

At the end of the walk we were rewarded

with the view of the local waterfall.

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The Uracher Wasserfall

falls 37 meters down and had lots of water as it had rained a lot before.

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You cannot drive to the waterfall but have to walk as there is a conservation area around it. It is beautiful to walk through the forest, and only hear the birds, the splashing of the little stream next to you and then the tossing of the waterfall.

As it is June everything is beautifully lush and green.

Here 2 pictures from my mum’s garden, I particularly like.

 

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What a perfect rose!

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More gardens in London

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I discovered another lovely green space in London.

A little oasis right in the middle

of the concrete jungle of the Barbican.

There is the second biggest conservatory in London

which is like a mini Kew Gardens with exotic plants,

like cacti, orchids, bamboo etc.

It is home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

It is open on Sundays to the public for free.

See for yourself what we found there:

 

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A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London.