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Spring flowers

One of the things I have so enjoyed since living in the UK are the seasons. Each is defined by their flowers and colours, the delicate blooms of spring, the full blousey exuberance of summer, the warm rich tones of autumn and the stark beauty of winter.
And then we get snowdrops…the first sign that spring is around the corner!! As the nights shorten the sun sets later and later

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while the days lengthen as our spring flowers start blooming! I just adore snowdrops, so delicate and pretty, like fairy lanterns. They always remind me of the song from The Sound of Music.

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Next up to look forward to are the daffodils, just an amazing splash of bright yellow everywhere you look; on grass verges, beneath trees, between rocks and masses and masses in open fields. Glorious!! Nature awakens from her slumber

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The Tottenham Court Road mosaics are an iconic art installation and very much a part of London’s intricate and exciting art installations in the city. Please, Please sign this petition and add your voice to saving this stunning creation. Thank you in advance….Check out @LDN’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/LDN/status/559248098397261827?s=09

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Being home…

Having recently relocated from Richmond in Greater London to Broadstairs in Kent,

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I’ve discovered a whole new list of reasons to enjoy coming home….
My cosy bootie slippers I got from my chica for Christmas

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I get to sleep in my own bed

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I can sleep late
and enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits in bed before starting my day

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I get to see this view….Viking Bay, that no matter the weather, always looks amazing

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She helps me overcome my technology challenges

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and I rescue her from spiders!!!

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This was an outstandingly ugly spider with a malevolent face….it’s been relocated to the garden.
We get to explore new places, like Canterbury

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There are a host of different reasons, some small, some profound – like deep emotional conversations with my daughter, or just silly chatty ones.

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But mostly I just enjoy spending time with my daughter

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Home really is where the heart/hearth is!

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Heading home…

Well here it is….28 days down and I’m heading home!! It’s been a tiring stint and as before quite stressful, but now it’s welcome to Monday 2nd February….looks to be a fine start to the first week of February, albeit -3 out the sun is up, the ground is crunchy underfoot, the birds are singing, there’s a whisper of a breeze in the air, it’s a gorgeous day…..

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Oh, and we’re heading for spring. Hoorayyyy!!
I’m meeting up in London with my chica this evening and we’re going for dinner at a restaurant near Kings Cross. I’ve been invited to review the restaurant for 3 Days in London, so am really looking forward to it.

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Lovely London on a clear winter's day...

I’ll be home for 3.5 days before coming back here for another 2 weeks …the old gent I’m caring for wants me to stay all the time!! Uhmmm, no…I have to have a break mate!!
I am so looking forward to tea and biscuits and in-depth conversation with my lassy, walks on the beach, watching the sun rise over the sea….and peace!!!

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OMG I so wish I could show this to Tony Robbins self-egoed so-called guru of personal development and Billionaire on the takings of the people he has brainwashed into believing his bullshit. I always felt uncomfortable with his philosophy and thought it was me. And so they sell you the next and the next and the next course infinitum until they’re rolling in money and we are broke, still have sad days and feelings, but struggle to fake it While they sell us on Another of their courses. These people are to be avoided at all costs.

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