Picture Wednesday – Meow!

This is a homage to cats, that great internet phenomenon.

You can find cats everywhere in London, even at especially designed cafes. Cat ladies and gents, see where I have found a giant and very special cat.

Well, to be honest, it can be considered a cross between a cat and a rabbit. Continue reading

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Kung hei fat choi!

Kung hei fat choi!

Happy New Year to those who celebrate it around the world.Kung hei fat choi!

It’s been fun this week learning more about the Chinese culture and traditions during this week, particularly the food. After all, it’s as influential as the Greek-Latin culture in Europe.

This is the year of the goat. Your sign is goat if you’re born on one of this years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003. Apparently, this is going to be an important and lucky year for you.

It is the longest public holiday in the Chinese calendar. It started on Thursday, 19th February. But, the street celebrations in London were today. On their website, they say London holds the biggest celebration outside of Asia. What do you think? I’ve never seen this anywhere else.

Then, heavens opened in the afternoon. I still managed to see some performances and the general environment, which were really good. I shot some pictures and a couple of short videos with my mobile, which are being uploaded now and which I’ll post here too.

I just loved the cheery disposition of the presenters on the stages and of the members of the public. Continue reading

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Picture Wednesday – Happy Chinese New Year!

The Lunar New Year celebrations have already started across Asia to welcome the year of the goat.

Here is  the controversy. The Chinese term can refer to a sheep, a goat, a ram or an antelope. In fact, some believe it may refer to a sheep.

However it may be, this is a family festival and Chinese state media has said that over 40 billion passenger trips will be made by plain, train and car over the 40-day period it lasts for. The celebrations will be held in London next Sunday, so expect some pictures from there!

I took the picture below in Chinatown this week. It was such a disappointment when we saw the guy taking the outfit off to have a break! Then, Panda came back. Continue reading

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Top Valentine’s Day Tips for Everyone

I have a question for you. Should I wish you happy Valentine’s Day, or is it just pointless? Top Tips for Valentine's Day for Everyoneit has become the norm for many people and brands to wish everyone a happy one, as if it was their birthday or Christmas. So, I wonder where the limits are.

Hearts and balloons are decorating many of London’s shops and restaurants, and many brands are also referring to it online. It may be overwhelming for a variety of reasons, and it can also be fun for everyone. Love is not always of a romantic nature.

So, is there any room for feeling great, simply because it’s Saturday? The answer is yes! Take a look at some tips to have a great St Valentine’s day whether you’re single or not, including a fun game. Any tips or fun, practical ideas anyone? Continue reading

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Picture Wednesday – Amorous St Valentine’s

I captured the picture below near the Hayward Gallery in London’s South Bank Centre, and thought it was beautiful.

I know these amorous object might be a challenge to see for some. I still think this street art item is lovely and so appropriate for St Valentine’s Day this week.

Picture Wednesday - Amorous St Valentine'sSt Valentine’s Day should be every day, don’t you agree? Hope you have a great week and thanks for checking my Picture Wednesday post out!

A Londoner from Afar

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