2019年11月28日

Advent

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers from a really wet London the grey days are so long. However we are heading to the shortest day and then the light. This Sunday marks the beginning of advent the season of goodwill and time to be reflective. Hopefully our politicians will become more respectful, with not many days to the elections the language used between the politicians becomes more and more aggressive and blaming.

So it was a lovely surprise to open a mail sent to me, the acts of kindness advent calendar. Kindness is so vital to being human.
The season of love and goodwill is not so prevalent in a small town Alton in Hampshire. The Christmas decorations were unveiled and to the residents surprise and for somewhat horror a huge Marmot was revealed.
Usually a traditional tree stood in the prominent spot every Christmas, but this year's structure was chosen at a full council meeting from three designs, with the marmot pipping a polar bear and giant baubles.
Many people said they had no idea what a marmot was. One resident said. 'You might get unusual decorations like this in big cities like London but I don't think it's a good idea in a town like Alton. I'm not sure a skiing marmot makes much sense - we don't even get much snow. The biggest complaint was it has nothing to do with Christmas. The arguments continue. I had to google what a marmot was and it's a large squirrel native to North America and Southeast Asia.
Bloggers have a peaceful week over and out London.


















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posted by MateoES at 06:53| diary

2019年11月22日

Naughty pets

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Hi bloggers hope your all well London is freezing but I guess you are too.  Here as you can imagine its election mania, so I really enjoyed these two naughty pet stories. 

Rocco a grey parrot was taken into care by a charity in the United Kingdom called the National Animal Welfare Trust.  But Rocco had a penchant for using bad language, the charity says, so staff member Marion Wischnewski volunteered to take him in.

At Wischnewski’s house, Rocco developed another unusual habit − talking to Wischnewski’s Amazon Alexa device which enables you to place orders at Amazon by using your voice.  In April, Wischnewski discovered that Rocco the parrot had been ordering from Alexa when she asked the voice assistant to review her shopping list aloud (one of the device’s many features).  It turns out Rocco had ordered strawberries and broccoli, worth about £3.  However the order wasn't completed as the parrot's owner had her account set up so that she had to log on to get the order processed.  It was a bit mean to cancel the order I think.

The second story was about Ozzie the labradoodle.  Ozzie was home alone, he found a wad of £20 notes £260 and he ate them. When his owners came home they found the remains of the money scattered across the kitchen floor.  The owners then had to take Ozzie to the vets and had to pay £130 vet bill.  That was indeed an expensive snack.

As I stated at the beginning there's a lot of talk by our political leaders on many subjects including climate change, there are numerous ideas being put forward a lot of huge promises we will see whether they are delivered.   However there are people working on individual schemes which are really trying to improve saving the planets limited resources.  Mrs Bear’s clothes swapshop is themed on a World War II ‘make do and mend’ ethos. Now popularly known as swishing, the idea is you can exchange your unwanted clothing, shoes/accessories with someone else’s.   It's a good idea I think.





Bloggers have a good week over and out from London.
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posted by MateoES at 23:23| diary

2019年11月14日

World ? Kindness Day

Hi bloggers well autumn the autumn colours have nearly gone it's been cold and apparently snow is on the way.  I'm wondering if you are feeling the real cold of winter yet.

It was World kindness day and hopefully it will continue longer than a day.  There are always tremendous acts of kindness being accomplished but they rarely receive the news coverage they deserve.
A case of this was when a young boy Harry found a bag of chocolates and flowers.  They had been placed there by Sarah and Chris Urey. Their baby Willow was sadly born dead, the couple had been devastated but to commemorate her third birthday they the couple placed bags of chocolates and flowers, labeled with stickers, around their village in memory of their daughter.   Harry, 14, found one of these acts of kindness and showed his teacher, Miss Taylor.  This resulted in his entire class writing supportive messages to the couple.  This brought the couple a great deal of happiness.
Another touching story a 17 year old boy at a school in Lancashire had some very cool trainers called vans.  Some students in his class with special needs admired the shoes, so Roderick got a part time job saved up and bought the same style of trainers and gave them as gifts. 
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and the most underrated agent of human change." Bob Kerry

Well bloggers wishing you a good week over and out from London 

  










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