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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

6 weeks to Christmas

Last week, I met and talked to with my friend what is she was planning? I know what I want and I also know what I’m doing, she is not planning anything till Christmas, after she don’t care what is it happening (?).

I think that Christmas is more meaningful in 6 weeks just “waiting”. Yes, I know and understanding if you’re don’t like goals setting (if you do not like it choose another word) and do it your plan! It is important to set goals / your plans achievable.

Christmas tree

Covent Garden’s Christmas tree, London, UK

We are usually planned our major holidays, we are think of everything and everyone (family members, friends) and of course we are completely forgetting about ourselves. I know Christmas and New Year period is not about ourselves, of course we all know that’s time there is no control what and how much we eat, drink because it is Christmas.

6 weeks should be enough for a lot of things, you designed what gift to buy, what to cook, where to spend Christmas and what clothes we wear – especially we women have often a problem, since we ourselves are more critical than others. The dress shopping is not my favorite, because if you see something you like in the store, and then not be able to fit-on after love, I feel good in it. If you like you can not be sure that my partner is like and if my partner likes, not sure that I feel good in it, so a lot of variation out there that why they do not want new clothes taken rather stick to the “old one” of course my looking a little differently, and time to take action.

The dependence on the Christmas, every year on the same date it is 25; 26; December 🙂 In the next 6 weeks should be enough for many things – more energy the feast, we also plan how you are, wish list implementations = purchase gifts, decoration. In fact we can think of ourselves, how can we reach and meet our goals, our dreams, we can improve looking is by taking responsibility for ourselves, more and more consciously paying attention to what and when you eat can improve the self-esteem and go on the path that will help you to create and maintain our ideal weight, perfect shape our simple and secure way.

I know around Christmas did not really pay attention to what and how much you eat as a family and friends not us doing in the first place, but if you already start to implement it is much more likely to reduce the “bad sinner feeling” survive the holidays. Whatever starting ourselves in paying attention to what you want: =?: More power, energy? Do you want lose or gaining your body weight? Shape Faster, fitter body you desire? Which I’m talking to one thing change at a time which I hope you already done your everyday breakfst – healthy breakfast. Remember to take sufficient fluid intake = drinking enough water. Water is as important to a healthy lifestyle mainte as a well-chosen diet and regular exercise. Always drink a sufficient amount of water, the water helps to digest the meal. Therefore it is necessary at least 2 liters of fluid every day – to this a day coffee, tea and soup are included.

If you do not take responsbility about yourself, who will take care of you? – The bad news is that when others had taken notice you need a help it is will be more difficult to asses your appropriate.

By inserting some more excersice also needed, because the movement of the burn off the calories, and charged with energy.

My best wishes for your success 🙂

Remembrance Day in Britain

November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars.

Poppy Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One.

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare.

What is Remembrance Day?

Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War.

Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.

A national ceremony takes place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The Queen lays the first wreath at the Cenotaph.

Wreaths are layed beside war memorials by companies, clubs and societies. People also leave small wooden crosses by the memorials in remembrance of a family member who died in war.

Poppy Day

Remembrance Day is also known as Poppy Day, because it is traditional to wear an artificial poppy. They are sold by the Royal British Legion, a charity dedicated to helping war veterans.

Two minute silence

At 11am on each Remembrance Sunday a two minute silence is observed at war memorials and other public spaces across the UK.

The First Two Minute Silence in London (11th November 1919) as reported in the Manchester Guardian, 12th November 1919.

”Look up at the stars, and not down at your feet … be curious.’

No skydiving with James Bond this time… but the Queen still gets one of the biggest cheers as she opens the Games

 Britain’s greatest living scientist launched the Paralympic opening ceremony with a Big Bang last night, beginning with a plea to more than a billion viewers across the planet, simply, to ‘be curious’.

‘Look up at the stars, and not down at your feet. ‘Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.’ It had to be the most colourful and energetic lecture Stephen Hawking has ever given.

The 4,200 competitors from 164 countries would rather you enjoyed their skills than felt pity for their missing limbs.

Stoke Mandeville

The first organized athletic event for disabled athletes that coincided with the Olympic Games took place on the day of the opening of the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. German born Dr. Ludwig Guttmann of Stoke Mandeville Hospital, who had been helped to flee Nazi Germany by the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) in 1939, hosted a sports competition for British World War II veteran patients with spinal cord injuries. The first games were called the 1948 International Wheelchair Games, and were intended to coincide with the 1948 Olympics. Dr. Guttman’s aim was to create an elite sports competition for people with disabilities that would be equivalent to the Olympic Games. The games were held again at the same location in 1952, and Dutch veterans took part alongside the British, making it the first international competition of its kind. These early competitions, also known as the Stoke Mandeville Games, have been described as the precursors of the Paralympic Games.

The first official Paralympic Games, was held in Rome in 1960. 400 athletes from 23 countries competed at the 1960 Games. Since 1960, the Paralympic Games have taken place in the same year as the Olympic Games. The Games were initially open only to athletes in wheelchairs; at the 1976 Summer Games, athletes with different disabilities were included for the first time at a Summer Paralympics. With the inclusion of more disability classifications the 1976 Summer Games expanded to 1,600 athletes from 40 countries. The 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea, was another milestone for the Paralympic movement. It was in Seoul that the Paralympic Summer Games were held directly after the Olympic Summer Games, in the same host city, and using the same facilities. This set a precedent that was followed in 1992, 1996 and 2000. It was eventually formalized in an agreement between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2001. The 1992 Winter Paralympics were the first Winter Games to use the same facilities as the Winter Olympics.

Source: Dailymail UK, Wikipedia