31 December 14 – 356 – Happy 2015

2015

To all my amazing blogger friends, wishing you all a love filled, kind and awesome new year!

May it bring peace, happiness, health,contentment and many miracles!

Thank you for being here, for popping in, for reading, for commenting.

You mean so much to me!

thanks

Thank you from my heart for being wonderful you!

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…and I love to continue to share the love and smiles with you!

May the new year will be filled with

peace,

health,

kindness,

gratitude,

mindfulness,

positivity,

smiles,

love,

laughter,

fun,

joy,

happiness,

and sleep ….

oh and never forget the hugs….

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28 December 14 – 355 – Live today / The sun always shines – Udo Juergens

 May I quote some sentences taken from songs,

written and performed by Udo Juergens,

an Austrian Singer and songwriter, whose music

I grew up with. He sadly passed away unexpectedly on 21.12.2014.

May he rest in peace, he will always be remembered.

His songs are famous, he wrote many songs to give hope, and make you think about life!

I chose 3 which I love and their message is important! ( I have translated these important verses)

Hast du heute schon gelebt….

1988

Hast du die Sonne auf der Haut gespürt?

Hast du heute schon den Menschen, der dich liebt berührt?

Hast du schon gestaunt heut?

Hast du schon gelacht?

Hast du heut schon nach dem unmöglichen Traum gestrebt?

Hast du heute schon, heute schon gelebt?

Have you lived today?

Have you felt the sun on your skin?

Have you touched the person who loves you ?

Have you been amazed today?

Have you laughed already? 

Have you reached out to the impossible dream?

Have you already lived today!

Heute beginnt der Rest deines Lebens…

1995

Jetzt oder nie – und nicht irgendwann!
Schau’ auf dein Ziel – kein Traum ist vergebens.
Heut’ fängt die Zukunft an!

Today is the beginning of the rest of your life….

now or never – not anytime,

look at your goal –  no dream is in vain,

today the future starts.

Immer, immer wieder geht die Sonne auf

1967

Wenn ein Traum, irgendein Traum sich nicht erfüllt,

wenn die Liebe zu Ende geht,
wenn selbst die Hoffnung nicht mehr besteht,
nur Einsamkeit,
wenn ein Blatt, Irgendein Blatt vom Baume fällt,
weil der Herbstwind es so bestimmt,
wenn das Schicksal uns etwas nimmt,
vertraue der Zeit.
Denn:

Immer, immer wieder geht die Sonne auf
und wieder bringt ein Tag für uns ein Licht,
Ja, immer, immer wieder geht die Sonne auf,
denn Dunkelheit für immer gibt es nicht,
die gibt es nicht, die gibt es nicht.

The sun rises again and again

If a dream is not fulfilled,

when love comes to an end,

when hope no longer exists

only loneliness,

when a leaf, any leaf falls from the tree as the Autumn wind determines,

when fate takes something from us,

trust time, because

The sun rises again and again

and again the day brings us some light,

yes the sun rises again and again,

because forever darkness does not exist, does not exist!

 

Have you lived today?

The sun shines for you every day.

May the sun shine in your heart everyday!

Wishing you a wonderful end to this year and let us welcome the new one soon!

♫☼♥ Hugs ♥ ☼♫

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21 December 14 – 353 – Random things I wanted to share…

I took some pictures and I wanted to share it with you

This is the Atheneaum Hotel in Piccadilly where I used to work 21 years ago. I stopped there when I got pregnant with my first son.  It was already then a very prestigious hotel owned by Rank, the film company and Harrison Ford (I only saw his bill though) stayed so did other famous people.

It has one corner planted along the wall, and it looks fabulous. It has exotic plants and all different greenery, some with flowers even. They even have bird cages in between. This is an amazing idea in the middles of a busy city.

hotel

Across to Green Park you see theses beautiful flower baskets on the lamp posts…

flowers

…and this is the view outside my house!

A beautiful spider made his web there.

siderweb

Take care and enjoy the time leading to Christmas!

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14 December 14 – 352 – Paddington Bear is Bearrilliant in London

Paddington Bear has arrived in London. We all love bears and he is no exception, loved by children and adults alike.

Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children’s literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958 and was subsequently featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond. The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru -with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items than it would at first appear), duffle coat and love of marmalade–has become a classic character. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Paddington

The film is out in the UK and it looks like fun.

So in London are 50 different Paddington Bears on show all designed by different famous people.

You can find the trail here!

I went on a bear hunt to find some for myself…

It was beary great fun finding them and they will be auctioned off in December helping children.

How The Trail Will Help Children

The lead charity partner of The Paddington Trail is the NSPCC who will be auctioning off the bears with Christie’s, both online and in a live auction in December, with all the proceeds going to the charity. It is hoped that The Paddington Trail and associated activities will raise more than £500,000 for the NSPCC and its ChildLine service. The trail also benefits children’s charity Action Medical Research, for whom Paddington has been the official mascot for over 35 years.

 Wishing you all a bearrilliant week ahead

and send you all a bear hug!

 

Related links

Please look after this bear

The three bears

Paddington Trail

Bear Hunt

St. Pauls Bear

 

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07 December 14 – 350 – Happy 2nd Advent

Finally I managed to get my Christmas tree up…. here it is:

can you see you carefully I draped the cat around the bottom of the tree….

Xmas tree

While decorating the tree I listened to a beautiful song –

Where peaceful waters flow – Chris de Burgh

Where he sings appropriately :

“Only love can find the door …

Only love can reach the shore to heaven”

Love and peace to you all!

 

advent

 

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