Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas spirit

Ready for a break? Looking forward to the Christmas holidays? It's time to go into the Christmas spirit and enjoy the little things that come with it.

If you've never been to the UK during the Christmas season, here's a glimpse of it. Today, I am taking you to the oldest pub of Shropshire, The Threehorseshoes in Alveley. This public house dates from 1406 and is still standing. Its cosy rooms with low ceilings and its huge fire place, make it ideal for the perfect warm Christmas by the fire.

1 - The Threehorseshoes - Alverley, Shropshire

2 - Its beautiful fire place

3 - The well-deserved refreshing drinks

Santé !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Autumn: The season's softness

This year, Autumn has been soft, then cold. Colder than expected. 
The orange and red colours arrived late. Later than expected. 



Somehow it seems that winter arrived early. Earlier than expected...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Just like many people, I was saddened by the news about Nelson Mandela passing away.

Pensive lady on Robben Island

He showed immense courage, incomparable strength and stern determination towards an idealism. And he delivered it despite most of his life spent in prison and the struggle outside those years. Nelson Mandela represented Hope, Peace, Freedom, Justice and Human Rights. He inspired nations, always does and always will. 

The birds of Robben Island

As I was in Cape Town (back in 2012), I visited Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years. The atmosphere was joyful among other visitors and it was clear that the people of South Africa and other countries came to the Island to understand the history and put in perspective his achievements.

His Legacy : 

 Messages of Hope and Freedom

Driven by Freedom

This Journey's never long when freedom is the destination

Proud South Africans

(apologies for the quality of the photo - my enthusiasm took over technique!)

I hope that Nelson Mandela was proud of what he did. I am sure these young kids are proud of him and always will be.