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Sunday, 12 December 2010

70 and 30!

I've just realized that this will be the 70th post that I have written since starting my Blog back in October, and I have now gained 30 followers, and made some lovely new friends.

I think one of the main things  I have learnt in the short time    I have been blogging, is just how much support and encouragement bloggers give to each other.   They are there to laugh with you and cry with you, always seeming to come up with just the right words that are needed at any particular time.

Certainly, my new blogging friends have been very encouraging to me in my new venture, and I thank them for that!

Earlier this year, along with a friend, I went on a coach trip to London.  On the Saturday evening we enjoyed a visit to the Royal Albert Hall, to see a special anniversary performance of Swan Lake by the Royal Ballet.  The ballet was performed 'in the round' which was so much better than on a normal stage.  

 

On the Sunday, we paid a visit to The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.  Throughout its history, Kew has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits to mankind.  To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the gardens themselves, as I suppose I was expecting more formal gardens, with lots of roses and cottage garden plants.  I now know that Kew is more of an scientific institution.  Although I was very impressed by the lily pads in the Tropical House!



    The house in the photo was very interesting, and it was just like stepping back into the time of Jane Austen, with all the guides dressed in period dress.

10 comments:

Becky said...

How beautiful!! I've only been to a ballet performance, once. It was the Nutcracker. I enjoyed it very much, but poor David fell asleep! :)

Those lily pads are beautiful and so is that house!!

Shady Del Knight said...

Great photos! I love cactus and succulents and have a modest collection of my own. I very much enjoy strolling through botanical gardens. I would like to add that I am delighted to be a new follower of your blog and that I hope you will count me among your friends!

Odie Langley said...

Great pictures and I was really impressed with the lilly pads as well. I too am new to the blogging world as I have only been on here since June. It is amazing how many friends I have made and how many opportunities that have surfaced to give support when needed. I hope our journey will continue to be a good one for all of us.
Odie

Thisisme said...

Shady, I certainly DO count you as one of my friends, and I am so glad that I found you through our joint friend, Belle!

Thisisme said...

Odie, let's hope that our journey will be a long one!

Thisisme said...

Becky, yes, I don't think that ballet is a man thing!! I saw The Nutcracker at a local Theatre with my eldest daughter, and we both thoroughly enjoyed it.

Bouncin' Barb said...

That sounded like a great and fun trip. The pics are just fun to look at. I could travel anywhere to see anything. It's always a learning experience at some point. Love your blog This!

Thisisme said...

Thanks Barb = where would I be without you?!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how awesome! i love reading about victorian times. would love to be able to visit some of the places that i've read about. loved your photos.

Belle said...

I've seen lily pads, but those are amazing! I love the ballet too. My mom and I used to go quite often. I'm glad you enjoy blogging. I have met so many wonderful people myself. I always have a smile on my face when I am reading blogs.