2019年07月26日

LIT UP

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers well another unsettling week in England, we now have a new prime minister plus a heatwave. Yesterday London was 39 degrees hard to keep cool. However something beautiful has occurred in London. The Illuminated River phase one has opened or I suppose turned on.
A design project, commissioned by the mayor of London Sadiq Khan, to bring more colour and light to London at night. The project will run in three phases the first phase opened and three bridges have been lit up, London Bridge, Southwark Bridge and the Millennium Bridge. Each bridge has its own distinct lighting scheme. London Bridge takes on the colour of the rainbow and the Millennium Bridge is classic white. The patterns on the water are meant to evoke images of the sky.
The project will continue to light up more bridges in 2020 and completed by 2022.
As yet I've only seen photos but I look forward to going to the river soon.
Bloggers I do hope that you can keep cool hoping you have a good week. Over and out London.
















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2019年07月18日

Good use

Hi bloggers it's been hot in London but today we have rain.  I think your temperature has risen I hope that you can all manage to keep cool.
There have been some interesting articles in the news about really good uses of plastic bottles.  This is really good news as every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our ocean.  It's equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world.  I cannot comprehend or visualise that much plastic so I was delighted to read these two stories.
A factory in India grinds 2,000,000 plastic bottles and changing it into a material that can be used to make clothes and shoes.  Big companies like Adidas and Nike are making clothes and shoes from plastic so change is coming.
At a school in Nigeria in Africa, plastic bottles are being accepted as payment for the education of girls.  Nigeria has a deplorable record of rubbish being dumped and very little recycling.  A charity called African Cleanup Initiative is encouraging people to recycle.  The bottles are collected and used to pay school fees, the charity then collects the bottles and gives the school money.  A brilliant way to respond to two very dire situations, education and cleaning up.
Bloggers I wish you a really good week over and out London.










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2019年07月12日

FORGIVENESS

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers I was listening to the radio a news program calledToday,part of the format of the programme is to present a thought for the day. It is given by a different person each day and they are from different religions. A rabbi was talking about a woman who has become more famous since her death this month. Her name was Eva Kors she has dedicated her life to forgiveness this is remarkable given her background.
She passed away while on her annual trip to Auschwitz to educate about the horrors of the World War II genocide.
Born in Romania in 1934, she was five when her family was ordered out of their village and transferred to a Jewish ghetto. A few years later, they were deported to Auschwitz, where most of her relatives were killed.
Kor and her twin sister, Miriam, survived, but were subjected to inhumane medical experiments at the orders of Dr. Josef Mengele, known as the Angel of Death. She said when she made the decision to forgive the doctor she felt free and at peace. She said no one can tell another person to forgive, we must do so only when we are ready. She believed Forgiveness can help us to heal and everyone has the power and responsibility to make this world a better place. What a remarkable woman.
Her story reminded me of other wonderful people who also lived their lives with the ability to forgive despite dreadful life experiences.
Bloggers hope you have a good week over and out London.














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