news from across the pond

DSCN7254Good Morning from a beautifully sunny England…….it is a glorious morning here and when I have finished this I will be on my bike heading for a meeting about a community centre we are trying to get off the ground and I shall make sure I cycle the long way all along the sea front…..Spring has sprung!!!! Congratulations to all Lake Worth residents for getting the elections over and done with, I think that now big strides forward will be seen as commissioners roll up their sleeves and get on with the job of putting Lake Worth fairly and squarely on the map again!

My week has been a mixed bag of lovely things. I spent Monday in school catching up on governor work that had to be completed and on Tuesday I went over to Kent, called the garden of England because of it’s green spaces and gorgeous foliage. IT really is quite wonderful at this time of year because it is Spring and the lambs are being born and can be seen gambolling in the fields, a joyous sight indeed.20160316_150737_HDR~2

Wednesday was a friends birthday and we celebrated with an afternoon tea at a hotel set on the seafront. We had a table at the window with views of the sea, could not have been better. Afternoon tea here has had a big resurgence over the last few years and the teas just get better and better. We had every kind of sandwich cut, as usual, into delicate quarters…..20160316_153135_HDR~2smoked salmon and cream cheese. Cucumber, ham…….the list goes on! Desserts were served beautifully on a tray followed by scones with homemade jam and clotted cream……….delicious! A long walk was needed afterwards to cut the calories. I checked on the progress of the Little Free Libraries for the community project and was delighted to find they are nearing completion….woohoo! Much excitement from me over that!#20160318_121701_HDR 20160318_121703_HDR

On Friday we went to see Adele in concert at the O2, which is the second largest concert venue in England and holds just over 20,000 people. I love going there because it is a wonderful area,……….the cable car goes over the Thames, there are all kinds of restaurants and events going on, a real happening place. The concert was FABULOUS, Adele is amazing, she sang and the audience sang, she joked, the audience laughed, she went out of her way to make sure that people could take photos and posed as she went to every corner of the stage occasionally calling a child up or calling out to someone in the audience. She walked over to the wheelchair area and took selfies…….she is extremely down to earth, it really is all about the voice which is incredible.Screenshot_2016-03-21-10-56-56~2

Leaving the venue was great, although there were 20,000 people there was not the tiniest bit of trouble, the tube staff ushered the crowd towards the right

entrances leading into the station, the barriers were up which meant no one had to scan their tickets so no delays there. Every so often someone would burst into an Adele song which would then travel up the crowd until it was a hugely loud rendition of her songs…….an amazing atmosphere from start to finish.10154198_1298083513541747_2837343358051115938_n

And yesterday I was at Southend Soup, a micro funding event which is always good……the concept is simple ­ you pay £5 or as much as you can afford and you can have as much homemade soup as you like with the most delicious bread and copious cups of tea or coffee. People set up stalls to sell their wares and people pitch for their chosen project. I pitched for LFL’s but was beaten by 2 points. 5620The winner was a lovely youngster who pitched for the horse sanctuary, she was lovely but note to self…..never pitch again children!!! All good fun and the winner takes the takings for the day for their charity or project, a wonderful concept…..actually started in Detroit!

And today starts another week which will lead up to Easter….woohoo, lots of chocolate and everyone is on holiday….good times.
Have a great week, as usual, I hope it will be fabulous!!!!

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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