Saturday, 23 June 2012

Welcome to a New Website!

Has anyone seen this amazing puppeteer on YouTube?

His name is Stephen Mottram and his website is

Image reproduced with kind permission from Stephen Mottram

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Abruzzo by Motorbike

Touring Abruzzo by motorbike is an unbeatable experience.  To be at one with nature viewing the countryside, listening to the gentle purr of the engine, immersing oneself in awesome scenery to die for, is something I would highly recommend for a Grand Day Out.

Yesterday I travelled to a part of Abruzzo I had never been to before.  It was to celebrate a very special day - our 20th wedding anniversary!  We went to Lake Campotosta in one of the Abruzzo National Parks called Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga. 

I was able to relax in the abundant nature and natural beauty of the mountains and the lake.

Abruzzo is a hidden GEM.  It is still relatively unspoilt, wild and breathtakingly beautiful!

I hope you enjoy my Animoto show, which was created very quickly, and easily!  I took a lot of photos with my digital camera whilst on the back of the motorbike. I loved every moment of our Grand Day Out!

Make a video of your own at Animoto.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Happy 60th Diamond Jubilee, Your Majesty!

June 2012 marks the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth 2nd being on the throne of England. With the utmost respect for this truly amazing woman, I would like to pay homage to Queen Elizabeth's 60 years of unstinting devotion to her country and its people.  Most of Britain is celebrating her incredible and enduring reign with street parties up and down the land.   How I so wish I could be there as well!!

The Mail Online  has some fantastic images of the celebrations, and of people enjoying themselves against a backdrop of red, white and blue.

You can also view some spectacular images of the Royal Jubilee Pageant held along the Thames River here.

She is undoubtedly one of the most famous women on this planet, instantly recognisable with her trademark tiara.
 Image source and article here.

The image of the tiara below is part of a set of tiaras on a tea towel that I bought in England as a Jubilee souvenir.  It cost a modest £1.20 from Primark and I haven't wanted to use it yet, as it is so special.

Below you can view a Youtube video of a giant portrait of the Queen made entirely out of cupcakes. It's absolutely incredible! You can view the whole article from Anglotopia.

For more information and some fabulous lesson plans, you can visit The British Royal Family - Online Lessons and Worksheets by