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For me, lavender is a special kind of plant. It’s hard for me to tell enough how much I feel about them. I love looking at their flowers. They are shining modestly in the sun, they are wild and cute, their smell is sweet and divine, their purple colour is just beautiful, especially in the sun and there are bees buzzing about… There’s nothing better than that relax feeling in such a lavender garden, sun glasses on, a cold drink, and a good companion…

I’ve got a tiny pot of lavender in the most sunny spot in my terrace. I’ve been given so much care and love. But sadly, it just won’t bloom…

Why why why???

Of course, I’m living in London. And now it’s end of August. The real summer ended in April… Since then, it has not been sunny long enough, despite my care and its healthy grow, it just can’t release the divine smell or cast a flowery spell… 😦

What else should I do now to save my lavender?

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Panic gripped the streets of London this morning when patches of sky took on an unusual blue colour and a ball of fire appeared above the city. The phenomenon, known as ‘The Sun’ and commonly found in Mediterranean countries, unleashed a terrifying heat and brightness upon the capital, causing many pedestrians to take off their hats and scarves, while motorists were able to turn both their headlights and wipers off. Gordon Brown urged people to be calm and return to work as normal stating: “We’ve seen this sort of thing before but it never lasts.” There are forecasts that ‘The Sun’ could be seen throughout the weekend but a spokesman for No.10 said, “I wouldn’t hold my breath”.

(collected – to share a smile)

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Flood in UK

I can’t say enough how surprised I am to witness what I’m seeing now in UK – one of the most civilised and developed countries in the world!(?)

I’ll tell you why.

When it’s hot, people would faint in the underground stations, because they were built years and years ago, and there was no global warming issue, so they don’t have good ventilation system. Recommendation to passengers: bring a bottle of water with you if you don’t want to pass out because of the heat shock. Brilliant!

When it rains, water sewage and drainages can’t cope, pipes burst and flood is inevitable. Look at these pictures, can you believe it’s in the UK?

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And in one day like in many other days, the train to Brighton (the very South of UK) is delayed because it’s snowing in Scotland!

WHAT??? Are you serious???

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