I know Nelson Mandela has died, but….

AAllonbyt this precise moment in time the UK is actually drowning. Tonight the sad news emerged that Nelson Mandela has died.. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time… and may he rest in peace.

And whilst BBC News and Sky News cover the death of Nelson Mandela… a storm surge is hitting the East Coast of the UK. Continue reading

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Britain braced for ‘Polar plunge’ as cold winter freeze takes hold

See on Scoop.itOn My Front Porch

BRITAIN is set to shiver in a ferocious “Polar plunge” with gales and snow crippling parts of the country.

Bren‘s insight:

The first signs of winter if this report is true.. Mind you I read the other day that Durham had 2 inches of snow..

Talk about global warming.. it should be renamed global shivering.. -9º C… not looking forward to that kind of cold weather.. mind you the snow does make everything look pretty.

And I do love walking on fresh snow… and hearing the crisp crunch as you take those first steps into a blanket of freshly laid snow.

See on www.express.co.uk

Oh the great British Weather…

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One thing I love doing, is visiting the seaside.. yep just like a child.. I can’t wait to get to the beach. Only this time I am not playing in the sand and throwing pebbles for the dogs to catch.. I am going back down to the coast to capture what I hope is another beautiful sunset, only this time the location is Folkestone. Continue reading

Ways To Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Bren:

This is one post that really does need to be re-blogged, it breaks my heart to hear of babies in need of diapers and baby milk.

Originally posted on le zoe musings:

I received a call tonight from my sister who lives in NYC informing me that the babies in Staten Island are in need of baby formulas and diapers. As a first time mommy, it broke my heart and can’t ever imagine my Zoey not having clean diapers or enough to eat. I’m doing my part (to the best of my ability) to make sure that the babies receive whatever they need through this tough time and am just so grateful that I’m in a position to be able to help.

New York and its neighboring states are suffering from the devastation caused by hurricane Sandy. Please help in any way that you can, whether big or small will be greatly appreciated.

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And here’s a link that gives you 12 ways to help hurricane Sandy relief efforts. I’ve listed some below:

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Something so beautiful turn into such a deadly thing?

When you look at that rock face, on the left, you can imagine yourself walking beside it in the glorious sun.  Yesterday that beautiful rock face turned into the most deadly thing going, a rock slide, which killed a 22 year old Charlotte Blackman.

Reports were emerging that her father and boyfriend were also partially buried and were pulled from the rubble but Charlotte was trapped underneath the 400 ton slide. Continue reading