2019年12月19日

Kindness at Christmas

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgWell bloggers it's nearly Christmas, the year has gone by really quickly. The lights are on in London and the shops are full of Christmas offerings. In England the election is over we have Boris Johnson as our leader. The one bit of good news about that is at least we won't have to listen to anymore endless arguments about leave or remain in the EU. It's been three years. No doubt there will be loads more to come on the deal the U.K. makes with Europe, but for now it's over.
So Christmas is next week, a lot of people are without the money to buy gifts and there are many homeless people, but there are also many wonderful people who care for others and want to help. There have been many lovely stories about people's generosity these are a few that caught my attention.

Brothers Asef and Hamid Faqiri run The Classic Fish Bar in BIrmingham and want to do their bit for charity after seeing the homeless population rocket in recent year. They stay open on Christmas Day and offer free fish and chips or turkey dinners to anyone who might want it.
Also in Birmingham the spirit of Christmas came alive at the main railway station. The station was transformed into a dining hall and 200 homeless people were treated to a three course meal and a concert.
In the USA a man called Adam Armstrong showed up at an apartment complex's basketball court in a poor area, on Saturday afternoon with a 24-foot box truck filled with thousands of presents for children.
Armstrong said he got the idea a few weeks ago and just wanted to share some Christmas spirit.
So bloggers many people are truly filled with the true meaning of Christmas, which is to bring the message of hope and love.
Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas over and out London .
posted by MateoES at 21:16| diary

2019年12月12日

Things to bring cheer

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers finally the election is upon us. Luckily in the U.K. The radio and TV are not allowed to broadcast anything related to the election so that will be a relief. It seems that the British public are so fed up with Brexit and they are not enchanted with either leader, so people are voting for their least favourite person they want to see as prime minister.
So I was delighted when I heard on the radio the song bare necessities from the jungle book, indeed it does bring some cheer. Here are some of the lyrics.
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few
The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!
It made me go onto look for "happy things".
I found out that there is an international day of happiness, one of the things recommended are five healthy foods that are said to make you happier. The foods are proved to be packed full of nutrients that will boost endorphins, and could leave you with as much bounce as going to a high-intensity cardio session. Here are five foods you can eat to keep buoyant throughout the day. Dark chocolate, avocados, chilli, green vegetables and Brazil nuts. So maybe we can eat our way to happiness.
Bloggers wishing you a safe and peaceful week over and out London.











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posted by MateoES at 02:56| diary

2019年12月07日

Dark and light

Hi bloggers well London is somewhat chaotic at the moment, helicopters hovering, lots of police on the streets.  There are two reasons for this, the attack at London Bridge, which has been deemed a terrorist attack and the meeting of NATO world leaders.
The death of two young people Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt was so pointless.  They were two people who wanted to bring about change and diminish hatred they were both involved in a rehabilitation program.  The purpose of the project was to assist people in starting afresh after having been in prison.  It is indeed a sad loss.
Some of our world leaders need to demonstrate better manners and behaviour, it rather undermines the important work of NATO.
So I needed to find some positive things to think about.  The first is a news story about a London-based milkman has become something of a local hero thanks to his passion for helping others Ian Beardwell’s altruistic streak means he’s returned lost pets to their owners, found and returned a laptop after spotting it on the road, and even chased car thieves – all while delivering milk.  For one particular act of kindness, where he helped to calm and reassure a Southfields resident and her young daughter following a burglary, the cheerful milkman won an award.

The second story is about Kenya.  The people of Kiunga, Kenya, have been forced to drink, cook and bathe in contaminated, brackish water for years.   In 2018, GivePower, a nonprofit organisation that provides solar energy solutions to regions that need it most, installed its first-ever solar water farm which has been providing clean water to 35,000 every single day.
So bloggers it seems to me in dark times it's essential to look for the light.  Have a good week over and out London.








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posted by MateoES at 02:50| diary