What a “Pokemon Go” World

The world of Pokemon – (Pictures taken from my trip to the ancient village of “Collonge-La-Rouge” in the province of Limousin. There are some beautiful gardens surrounding the thousand years old village).  Would fashion Pokemon live in an ancient world?                                                                                                                        DONE IMG_0252I don’t really know what to write here.  I just don’t understand what is going on about this “Pokemon Go” thing that’s going around.
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I Spent Time by the Lake of “Saint Germain Les Belles”

DSC_0139This year 2016, I chose the month of June for my summer holiday away from home. When my daughter was still at primary and secondary school age, I waited for summer school breaks to go away with her.  Since she has now grown up into a young adult, I prefer to take my summer break before the beginning of school days.  I like to spend time when there is peace and tranquility.  I think I have done my days like all mums, being away with kids are great years to cherish, remembering the noises of our kids and their friends.  But then one day comes the time that we can do it alone in the tranquil and peaceful pace of time.
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Why I Implied With Social Media

Social media has become the affluence of the newsy world.

This is an unreal and phenomenal entity, an existent that rules to influence me, my friends and the a la mode world.  The reality about the internet is that it is a well-fed network of different platforms consisting of intelligent streams of humanity sending and sharing knowledge, all at unrestricted paces.

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Every Holiday Has a Story to Tell!

In The Province Of Limousin In France

  THE VILLAGE OF “COLLONGE-LA-ROUGE” – (Part One)
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At the beginning of June I took a 20 days holiday to the Province of Limousin in France.

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It’s been my dream to one day tour the province and visit all the beautiful spots that Limousin offers.  I suggested to my friend that one day I would like to visit the Village of “Collonge-la Rouge.”  Then he replied to me, “Why Collonge-la Rouge?”  The reason he asked me that question was because when he was very young, he’d visited the Collonge-La-Rouge only once, and at that time, it was only a normal historic village and nothing more of what I wanted to see today.

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“Our Forefather’s Heritage” and the “Latter-Day Mode de Vie”

Men have traveled a long journey to arrive where they are today.  Let us go way back to the centuries of our forefathers.  Most of them lived on farming and on the farms several generations lived together, and they did not have much to live on like we have today.  In modern living, most of us live in our own home and we can afford many things that can satisfy our family life.  We still have farmings as a way of life or we can call it a profession in today’s society that we embrace.  And actually many of us in one family alone can grow with good education and place ourselves in professional activities within the modern society which our ancestors and their children may not have had that great chance to abide. 

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Fall Back, Spring Forward – Easter Gone, what next…?

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It’s Waving Goodbye to Winter

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A Morning Spring Walk

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Hello Everyone,  I haven’t been blogging since the beginning of 2016..  I have not been well for the past two months and health wise I was not doing good at all and it is not that I did not want to blog.  
The period of Spring season falls between mid-February to mid-April.
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I am actually back on the blogging scene again.  And today I took my first walk of the  Spring Season.  And all the trees are embracing their beautiful colors.  And my camera have brought you some interesting pictures.
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The daffodils are blooming, the sun is emerging through the clouds, the pastels are in full force, and everyone is complaining about allergies. Spring is here and it’s time to freshen up the home with some beautiful spring flower arrangements.
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The sky is clear, the wind is warmer. Every aspects of nature starts to show a new lease of life, new leaves starts to show up, and the trees and plants will soon show up their first buds of Spring.026-doneThe spring season is important for all of us since we are all waiting for a change of colors in the daily lifestyle that we live. Crops start to ripen in the fields.  Farmers and their farms are happy once again, and the animals starts to enjoy the prairies in the green pastures.  Everybody feels a sense of joy and happiness.054-doneBesides, spring is a season of preparing for flower festivals.  It is the season that prepares us to start putting away some of our thick winter coats and heavy boots.  Cherry Blossoms are out there everywhere. The  fields looks green and the weather is neither hot nor cold.   And the chirpie birdies are in full joy.001The colorful tulips are filling the fields, gardens and shops in the villages and towns.  And some gardens are blooming with their first branches of colors.068-done

028-doneAnd to Live in a Rugby Town where the spring season welcome so many Rugby games,  and together with my day out on a rugby day, some handsome gentlemen rugby lovers were more than pleased to pose in front of my camera.  If only they know that they are live on my blog and the world will be watching them!  I told them so that they would soon be on my blog, and they laughed it out and they did not seem to have a problem with it.

dsc_0034Spring is an interesting time of the year. Life in general is really inspiring because the weather is changing to be warmer, and school goers usually feel a bit more optimistic thinking that the year will end in just a few months, and the schooling are becoming happier days with the change of season. And whilst the trees with fluffy Blossoms is filling the air with pretty white colors.
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 And the blue sky between the branches of trees that are also embracing Spring and the Cherry Blossoms are blooming with purity and beauty!
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2016, A New Year, A New Resolution, A New You Perhaps!

New Year 2016 at Home!
We all are busy in our own way and life moves pretty fast, so I want to let you know I really have appreciated your time spent out of your busy schedule to check out my blog throughout 2015!  Thank you Very Much!
 
My Blog will always be changing because I am, and you are too.  The World is also.  I will keep trying my best to blog more than I did in the past year and therefore,
 
As we welcomes a new Dawn, with Hopes in your souls and happiness in your hearts, I wish you all a Happy New Year that makes your dreams come true and fill your hearts with happiness!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016

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The Season for Special Family Tradition Is One More Time Upon Us!

Christmas 2015 at Home
Can you believe it is already the end of the year?  It seems as though the Christmas season approaches faster every year.  November sneaked up way too fast on me this year.  The run up to Christmas is usually a busy time of year, and at this time of year I tend to find myself under a fair bit of stress.
This is a time of year that people are doing lots of searching everywhere.  They are looking for the perfect gift, fun activities and traditions for their families, special dinner, recipes, and fun party ideas.
Deck the halls and get in the Christmas spirit!
I am so late with all my Christmas arrangements this year, and now two days before Christmas, all that is left to do is (well not quite as I still have some last minute shopping to do and is to enjoy it all.  Truth is I am totally loving it)!
The Christmas Flower arrangements have been done with our favourite White and Red, thought I love a bit of vintage, but this year I have been a bit more simple than previous years.
Christmas Tradition brings the whole family together!  If ever there is a time to embrace some good old family tradition, it is definitely during the Christmas season.  There are many Christmas traditions embraced by family that bring a sense of comfort as we celebrate together with families and friends!
One of my favourite Christmas tradition is the decorating moments at home.  It’s fantastic, magical time where I set the mood with lively Christmas music, mull wine on the side, and bring all the beautiful seasonal decoration out of the trunk.  I really enjoy blending in all the traditional Christmas decoration, and family themes throughout the rooms at home.
Sometimes I just have to spell it out.   Adding a favourite sentiment can be just what I need to put a finishing touch on my decoration.  I prefer the old traditional say “Merry Christmas.”
And let me take this great opportunity to wish all my followers and those who have stopped by to read my blog a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 2015

Is It My Mind Telling Me About it, Or Did I Hear The Bell Ringing?

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I went out to the Garden Centre today for coffee with a friend.  I was not imagining of the Season at all.  It made my afternoon a happy one when I walked in through the main door and it all started with the Christmas glimpse of colours.  
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My friend and I had our coffee and some good conversation, which after that we went round to see the beauties of the Holly Season.  
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 I wanted to share the beauties of Christmas that has arrived so quickly once again.  And this is for you.  “I wish you all a “Merry Christmas Preparation.”
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To Have And To Hold In The 1950’s

 Marriage in the 1950’s and 60’s – From “Yes I Do” to happily ever after.

A Walk Down The Isle in 1958 in Brazil

Long ago girls did not wait until after 25 years old to get married and they were expelled from college for marrying.  In the 1950’s girls were encouraged and pressured to get married young and they served their home as homemakers and mothers.  There was no need for them to go take a college education, their husbands were the providers of their homes. 
 
Vintage wedding gowns from the 1950’s  world war II era were made by seamstresses with an exceptional melange.  From character silhouettes to the textured façade laces, ruffles, weddings from the post war era reflected the actual fashion style, bride’s fashion manner and funds.

Pictures in topic shows a 1958 wedding of a beautiful bride and groom in Brazil. The bride wore a very pretty Vintage High Collar V Neckline Long Sleeve Lace Wedding dress and long ago girls wedding bouquet were made from fresh flowers.

Thank you for reading the beautiful piece of a “Walk Down The Isle”
(Please Note :  Pictures are not my property)
(Permission by “Valeria Wergles Cunha” of Brazil)

Colours of Autumn!

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Summer has flown by and my favorite season is upon us!  Fall is my special time of year
Against the deep blue sky, I noticed leaves glowing vibrant yellow. When Autumn displays its colors in full splendor, how would I tell of it?   I get the illustrating and sketching ideas rotating my mind.
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The Season when the walls are overtaken with the climbing yellow, orange and red leaves.  The trees showing all the colorful leaves, and dark brown, and red leaves are scattered everywhere.
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It is the time of year when the cool breeze takes over the Summer’s heat. And the colorful falling leaves, corn mazes, acorns, pumpkings, and scarecrows are seen in all harvest fields of fruition.  There comes Halloween and Thanksgiving taking us to the seasonal change of Winter! 
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My pictures depicts the beginning of fall in London.  But lots of our trees are still green with only a little change of colors.  I managed to take a few pictures of some trees and leaves that have already changed to beautiful colors.
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Baking A Banana Cake

The easiest banana cake to make, it is a delicious way to use up any leftover bananas you might have lying around and making sure they are very ripe. 

 Ingredients

Serves: 10

125g butter

150g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg, beaten

5 very ripe bananas, mashed

190g self raising flour

60ml milk

 Method

Cook For 45 minutes

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin. Melt butter, sugar and vanilla in a saucepan over a medium heat.

Remove from heat and add the mashed bananas, mix well.

Add the egg, mix well.

Stir in the flour and the milk.

Pour into the prepared tin, sprinkle with a tablespoon of demerara sugar to give a crunch topping if liked.

 

Bake at 170 C / Fan 150 C / Gas 3 for 35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool and enjoy!

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POTATO SALAD with RED and SPRING ONIONS DRESSING

(One Of My Late Mother’s Recipes)
I started to learn cooking at a very young age.  As young as I could still remember, I used to help my mother in the kitchen.  And here today is one of her special salad that she would never missed having when she had some grilled or roasted meat.  My Mum would mostly make this Salad for the Sunday Meal.

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