2020年08月23日

YOUNG AND OLD BRING INSPIRATION

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Hi bloggers I really hope that the weather gets cooler for you it has been so hot and very exhausting for you all.   Here in England we have had storms and rain.   I was very moved by two news stories one about a young girl who has been working so hard to clean up her community. The other about the oldest man to get a degree in Italy both are inspiring.

Florence Parson a nine year old girl from Yeovil had a mission is to try to keep the Somerset town rubbish free.   She started litter picking five years ago, and her family have collected over 260 bags of rubbish this August alone.  Florence didn't want animals to be hurt by the laziness of human beings .  Her message is clear - put your rubbish in the bin or take it home.  

A 96 year old man Guisseppe Paterno became Italy's oldest  person to obtain a degree, first class in philosophy.   He had dreamed his whole life about getting a degree.

He was born into a very poor family and he had seven siblings.  It was not until 2017 that he finally enrolled in a History and Philosophy BA course at the University of Palermo.  The former railway worker finally achieved his dream stepping forward to receive his diploma and the traditional laurel wreath Italian students receive upon graduation.  What an achievement.

In last weeks blog I mentioned a couple of Londons hidden garden gems, well I've discovered another Postman’s Park.  It is a small park in the city of London.  It was officially opened in 1858 at the same time as the General Post Office and sorting office were built.  The park became a little ‘oasis of tranquillity’ for all the postal workers, who used to slip-off to it to have their lunch or just to simply take a break…….and that is how the garden acquired the name “Postman’s Park”.  It's a really beautiful little park.

Bloggers I hope that you have a good week over and out London.












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