http://gty.im/sb10064322f-001 With the rain we had last week and continuing into this week, plants will be growing well and putting on a fine display for all to enjoy. One of the finest natural displays of the summer season must surely be the sight of lavender, followed closely by the large yellow heads of sunflowers, and [...]
http://gty.im/476974331 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the iconic words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit [...]
http://gty.im/898708956 Living accommodation takes many shapes, forms and sizes. Inspired by a lot of photo research for these kinds of things recently and in honour of the unusual, this weeks' pic of the week features a cosy hideaway in a converted shepherd's hut.
On a state visit to China in November 2010, David Cameron, with his coalition ministers, turned up to a welcoming ceremony well dressed and well versed in cultural relations between the two nations. As is customary in November, the British ministers donned poppies in remembrance of those who fell during the Great War. However, this [...]
http://gty.im/668773115 Many gardeners were lamenting the lack of rain just a week ago, after the significant rain we've had this week they will be lamenting no more! More akin to the traditional weather we would expect in April, the heavy rain showers are a mixed blessing. If there is one thing however we can all [...]
http://gty.im/1130418280 This week was the one of the most exciting events in the publishing calendar – London Book Fair! Did you go this year?
http://gty.im/743706325 “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King Happy #WorldBookDay from all the book lovers at emc design!
http://gty.im/556070783 It's not technically Spring yet, but it definitely feels like it. It's so wonderful to see beautiful daffodils surrounding our countryside office! Here's a poem entitled 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth: I wander'd lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host [...]
http://gty.im/935983128 This beautiful space is part of the Library@Orchard in Singapore. As we approach the end of Library Lovers’ Month, let’s visit our local libraries and make the most of these wonderful places. “In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that [...]
pixel2013/pixabay.com In honour of Valentine’s day yesterday, this week’s pic of the week shows the symbolism of the heart on this special day. Named in honour of the patron saint of love St Valentine, who was martyred and buried on this date. Many legends surround the life of St Valentine, including the giving [...]