Monthly Archives: November 2015
This tropical flower is called Pink Ice Protea and is very unusual. The petals really stand out; the furry spiky small petals within and the larger, smoother ones outside. The range of colours also make for a nice contrast with bright pink with green beneath and the rich purple tip. This would be a nice addition to any vase.
Superhero styled fun
My youngest nephew recently finished reading the Quran and to celebrate his mum threw him a superhero themed party. There were some really fun decorations and foods, both a delight to the eyes and tastebuds. I really liked the comic skyline selfie wall and the comic masks and captions. I also thought the party boxes were a really nice touch.
There was good food to enjoy and the cake went down well too, but the kids had a field day with all the sweets they managed to get their hands on and the prizes they won.
My nephew really enjoyed the party and all the gifts he received and we all had a fun time too.
It’s Remembrance Day today, a day to remember those that died in the line of duty since World War I. A poppy is worn on the days leading up to November 11th and at 11am today a minute’s silence will be held across the UK to think of those that fell.
WPC: Ornate piano
This grand piano really lives up to it’s name. The beautiful, ornate embellishments are by William Morris and Co. and are typical of the designs that were created by him. I personally love the style and detail of Morris’ work and have been a fan since I first discovered it.
It’s Firework Night tonight in the UK, (also known as Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes night) the day that people light fireworks and sparklers to celebrate the foiled plot to blow up the House of Lords in 1605. I can hear fireworks being set off already, and I hope I catch some firework displays later.
V&A: Islamic Middle East
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has some really interesting exhibits, showcasing pieces from all around the world. One of the collections I always stop to admire when I visit is the Islamic Middle East which consists of some really beautiful pieces from as far back as the 7th century.
Some of my favourite and I think most impressive pieces on show are the Ardabil carpet which is one of the largest and finest in existence made in 1540, the second largest Qu’ran in the world from the 14th century and the pretty turquoise coloured tiles from 1358. I love the use of detailed geometric patterns and writings to embellish everyday objects that were placed in homes and places of worship.
My photos don’t do justice to how intricate and colourful some of these artifacts are but if you’re ever in London I would definitely recommend a visit.
This cream filled, chocolaty pastry is a delicious treat for the taste buds, and a nice theme for this week’s photo challenge.