every dreams coming true

sometimes we couldn’t realize that and/or can’t accepting, just take a time and everything arriving on the right time in your life. I always wanted visiting the Kew Gardens and finally we went there one sunny Sunday, I made videos from my pictures, sorry no audio with my slideshow 😦 because lots of pictures in it.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, usually referred to as Kew Gardens, comprises 121 hectares of gardens and botanical glasshouses between Richmond and Kew in Richmond upon Thames in southwest London, England. “The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew” and the brand name “Kew” are also used as umbrella terms for the institution that runs both the gardens at Kew and Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is an internationally important botanical research and education institution, Created in 1759, the gardens celebrated their 250th anniversary in 2009. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is the world’s largest collection of living plants. The organisation employs more than 650 scientists and other staff. The living collections include more than 30,000 different kinds of plants, while the herbarium, which is one of the largest in the world, has over seven million preserved plant specimens. The library contains more than 750,000 volumes, and the illustrations collection contains more than 175,000 prints and drawings of plants. The Kew site includes four Grade I listed buildings and 36 Grade II listed structures in an internationally significant landscape – source Wikipedia

The International Bognor Birdman…

…is an annual competition for human-powered ‘flying’ machines held each summer in Bognor Regis. Contestants launch themselves from the end of the pier, a prize being awarded to the one who glides the furthest distance. Rarely taken completely seriously, the event provides competitors with an opportunity to construct improbable machines complete with outlandish dress. Competitors have included Richard Branson.

The International Bognor Birdman

The International Bognor Birdman

Bognor Regis is a seaside resort town and civil parish in the Arun district of West Sussex, on the south coast of England. It is 55.5 miles (89 km) south-south-west of London, 24 miles (39 km) west of Brighton, and 6 miles (10 km) south-east of the city of Chichester. Other nearby towns include Littlehampton east-north-east and Selsey to the south-west. The nearby villages of Felpham, briefly home to the poet William Blake, and Aldwick are now suburbs of Bognor Regis, along with those of North and South Bersted.

Bognor is one of the oldest recorded Anglo-Saxon place names in Sussex. In a document of 680 AD it is referred to as Bucgan ora meaning Bucge’s (a female Anglo-Saxon name) shore, or landing place.

Bognor Regis was originally named just “Bognor” a fishing village until the 18th century, when it was converted into a resort by Sir Richard Hotham. Tourism gradually took off in Bognor during the 19th century, with the area being chosen as an ideal location for King George V to convalesce during 1929, the King and Queen actually staying in Aldwick. As a result, the King was asked to bestow the suffix “Regis” (“of the King”) on “Bognor”.

Bognor Regis experiences an oceanic climate, similar to almost all of the United Kingdom albeit sunnier and milder due to its proximity to the coast – It has, at over 1900 hours on average, the highest annual level of sunshine of any UK mainland weather station resulting in Bognor Regis being named the sunniest town in the UK. Besides inhibiting summer cloud development, its coastal location also prevents extreme temperatures.

Coronation day

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was on 2nd June 1953

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was on 2nd June 1953

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was on 2nd June 1953, Elizabeth II, was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan, as well as taking on the role of Head of the Commonwealth. Elizabeth, then aged 26, ascended the thrones of these countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterwards. The coronation was held more than a year after the accession, on 2 June 1953. This followed the tradition that a festival such as a coronation was inappropriate during the period of mourning that followed the death of the preceding sovereign. In the coronation ceremony itself, Elizabeth swore an oath to uphold the laws of her nations and to govern the Church of England. Celebrations took place and a commemorative medal was issued throughout the Commonwealth realms.

The Coronation of the Queen was the first ever to be televised, the event was also filmed in colour, separately from the BBC’s black and white television broadcast.

 more information: Coronation festival, The Official website