Christmas decoration by my good friend Rosie. I so love her
Watching little doves hugging.
Snuggling under wool blankets on cold winter days.
And remember, it's the little things that make the difference. I think there's no point in taking life seriously. xx
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Well, I 've been told a ghost story the other day.I absolutely don't tend to believe ghost stories are real, but as I remember I have had been fascinated and afraid of the unknown and supernatural stories when I was a little one. Actually I am not ashamed to say that I was a little afraid when this old man was starting his story...
"So, I bought an old house in the countryside two years ago...strange, but the atmosphere in my house had become really heavy. Then, one night I literally felt a cold, strange, uneasy presence surrounding me. At first, I didn't take any notice. I would often feel as though someone was watching me in the house.
Then one night I was in the kitchen getting something to eat when what I can only describe as an extremely icy cold wind hit me from behind. I turned round and saw a silent spirit slowly gliding across the room before vanishing. Since then almost every night I could hear weird knocks on the main door.
One night I heard a loud noise and a knock on the door of my bedroom.
When I investigated it there was no one there, but as soon as I got back to my bed the knocks on the door returned. Ok, that ghost was determined not to leave. I've got used to it. I don't mind if he or she stays with me after all..." the old man said and I just saw a twinkle in his eye.
I have seen a photo- a well-known paranormal photo that has been widely published. This strange picture was taken in 1919, but wasn't published until 1975 by Sir Victor Goddard. This photograph is a group portrait of Sir Victor Goddard's squadron.
Here's the story: Two days before this picture was taken, a mechanic by the name of Freddy Jackson died in an accident.
Jackson's funeral had actually been held on the same day the group photo was taken. Squadron members have said they could recognize the face in the picture as that of Freddy Jackson. A large number of people believe that Freddy Jackson did show up for the group photo even though he was dead.
Have you ever been told a strange, supernatural story? or do you believe in ghosts? xx
Here are some ghost stories and photographs via HubPages if you'd like to see.
(Sir Victor Goddard's photo of Freddy Jackson via HubPages.)
He's an actor, comedian, screenwriter, zazz musician, author, and playwright.
My Next Life, by Woody Allen, is a very interesting and hilarious story. It keeps making me laugh, so I figured I'd share it with you. xx
Then you wake up in an old people's home feeling better every day.
You get kicked out being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get
a gold watch and a party on your first day.
You work for forty years until you 're young enough to enjoy your retirement.
You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school.
You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play.
You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born.
And then you spend your last nine months floating in luxurious spa like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters everyday and then,
Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!
I rest my case.
(Photos courtesy of Google images.)
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Loving Mark Highton Ridley's Fine Art Photography. I'm so excited today. I entered October Free Prize Draw, in which three lucky folks will each receive a signed, mounted Fine Art print by Highton Ridley of their choice.
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And who knows, maybe you are the lucky one! Details to enter the October Free Prize Draw are here .
Mark Highton Ridley is a talented photographer from Plymouth, UK. He is definitely a gifted artist and a master of Fine Art Monochrome Photography.
Black and White Photography carries a lot of depth and interest and all of his images are absolutely stunning.
Mark Highton Ridley's main site over at: http://www.highton-ridley.co.uk/ is all about the Fine Art of Monochrome Photography.
As he perspicaciously says "...colour is all fine and dandy. Some shots take my breath away in their appeal to my higher senses. But it takes b&w to pluck at my more basic primeval instincts.
I think it's that connection which attracts me to this genre."
I'm sure you'll love his excellent work as much as I did. xx
(Photo by Mark Highton-Ridley)
Thank you so much, Ekan. The Best Blog Award from Nikkie, over at:
Thank you, my lovelies:) xx
Thank you, my lovelies:) xx
marked by its creativity and its sense of artistic freedom.
He was a Saxon architect who later became a Greek national
and in the late 1800s and early 1900s was a major designer of
royal and municipal buildings in Athens, Patras, and other major
Iliou Melathon, a work of Ernst Ziller was one of the most
beautiful residences of Athens in the 19th century.
Situated on the "Boulevard", (E.Venizelou street today), it was
an impressive and glorious building of imposing architecture,
also expressing the eccentric personality of its owner Heinrich
The statue of an Amazon of the Mattei type (above), a fabulous
statue, is still found today in the garden which is formed after
the Main Entrance.
All the statues of the garden are clay copies of ancient Greek
The nick name of the gardener was "Priam". However Schliemann
The nick name of the gardener was "Priam". However Schliemann
himself enjoyed taking care of his vine arbor, peanuts,
pomegranates, apricot trees and peach trees, when he was not
In the garden, apart from the multifarious trees, there were also
palm trees, cypresses, accacias and some other trees common
in Athens at that time.
Even though Schliemann was aware of the Virtues of eucalyptus
and personally took upon himself its promotion among the
the Athenians, it's not known whether these trees were planted
A happy landlord taking a nap.
Cats, poultry, and pigeons freely circulated in the
garden finding an ideal refuge in a paradise, in the heart of the city.
Wine arbour or Vitis vinifera, Johann and Josef Knaqp,
Pomologia, Vienna, 1808-1860 (painting).
piece could so perfectly reflect the dark side of a relationship in such a funny way.
Thanks to my friend Elena for sending me this hilarious story in an e-mail today.
Here's the routine life of another funny couple .
Tom: Ahh...At last. I can hardly wait!
Lynda: Do you want me to leave?
Tom: NO! Don't even think about it.
Lynda: Do you love me?
Tom: Of course! Always have and always will!
Lynda: Have you ever cheated on me?
Tom: NO! why are you even asking?
Lynda: Will you kiss me?
Tom: Every chance I get!
Lynda: Will you hit me?
Tom: Hell, no! Are you crazy?!
Lynda: Can I trust you?
Read from the bottom back to the top.
Now, I've got two days break! xx
Let's chat about Italian food today, my dear friends. I was introduced to these Italian dishes, which probably have a Provence ancestry, by my friend Claudia, a gorgeous Italian brunette and highly inventive cook.
In this time of year, what could be better than a soup which glows with the strong, warm tastes of Mediterranean?
Good, fresh ingredients, simply and quickly cooked, can make a remarkably satisfying meal. "All you need she said-" is a few good quality of ingredients and an hour (not in one stint) in the kitchen".
This typical minestrone soup above is made with carrots, tomatoes, spring onions, beans, peas, potatoes, olive oil, sea salt and pasta.
This yummy dish is pretty easy to prepare. It is made with octopus, tomatoes, red onions, olive oil, and pasta. In general it is wise to choose recipes that use olive oil rather than butter or fresh cream.
And remember, pasta tossed with an aromatic chili and roasted garlic oil will taste really gorgeous.
I adore to cook pasta meals with a clean combination of flavours and I usually use recipes which are also fairly simple to prepare,
but who doesn't like that, I guess. I think these dishes are very tempting and enticing and have such interesting flavours, thanks to Claudia; there is a casualness in their preparation which totally suits my entertaining style.A glass of wine is always recommended, but I, personally, prefer a glass of good red wine to accompany most of my meals.
Spaghetti Arrabbiata. Arrabbiata is a Roman sauce of garlic, tomatoes, red chilly, olive olive, and chopped parsley sprinkled on the top; This is one of my favourite Pasta recipes. Try it out. You're going to love it! xx
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Big thanks, guys, for giving me these fabulous blog awards. Now, please go visit them. Do yourself a favour!
They are truly awesome! xx
Well, when it comes to decorating a bedroom everyone has a particular style and features according to his or her personality and the important thing about any bedroom is to know how to
arrange the space satisfactorily. Then everything else will fall into space.
Not many relatively formal bedrooms feel airy and sunny, but still they could be transformed into an attractive, comfortable, and relaxing room. I realize why some bedrooms feel so light and alive.
The secret is to create an attractive atmosphere and a sense of warmth. The use of summer and/or winter covers (light and dark colours accordingly), as well as linen or cotton pillows will
perfectly transform a bedroom and create the desired effect.
I had a very clear idea of how I wanted my bedroom to look. I needed something very relaxing and comfortable. And nobody could tell "Oh, a guy lives here."
I didn't decide my room with a guy in mind, but it's made to be comfortable for two.
I guess it's completely different when you're married.
Calm is important to me. When I get home I put my hair in a ponytail and let loose.
I love my room to be clean and uncluttered. And when it's clean, it's clean. I often spray perfume in the air and have candles around my bedroom.
So, what does your bedroom say about you, my dears? xx