FOR SALE!! St Paul’s Cathedral Model!

Hi Guys,
So my dad who has always been an architecture and art fanatic has built this amazing model of St Paul’s Cathedral and grounds!

This model is absolutely amazing and it’s detail is so incredible!

It belongs in a museum or with a London enthusiast as it is such an incredible piece!

Please share the word and take a look at this model.

I am selling on behalf of my father, and we are looking ideally for £5,000 plus, and we are open to sensible offers.

Model is approximately 3ft x 1ft

Please contact at – laurenlesleygreen@gmail.com if any queries!

Must be collected from Bromley, London, England!

Thank you!

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Dreams And Their Meanings

I have always wondered what my dreams mean..

Lately I keep having a dream, roughly twice a week, that I am in a boxing ring, fighting against a guy slightly older than me, and he punches me in the mouth so hard, my mouth fills with blood, and I turn to spit it out of the ring.. The reality of this dream is, I am actually lying in bed and just spitting all over myself, waking myself up and ending up covered in my own saliva.
The last time I had this dream was a couple of days ago, and as I woke up I found my hair was covered in my own spit and I had to quickly wash it again before work.
Random! I think I know the meaning of this dream though. I used to be part of a boxing club for a several years, in which I used to attend tournaments and win lots of medals and trophies, and I gave it up due to my club getting smaller and the age of the other boxers not being near mine, so it was an unfair match.
I have often thought about getting back into boxing as I thoroughly enjoyed it, and won a lot of medals.
Maybe the dream I keep having is a warning of what could happen, and a reminder of the injuries that could occur.
Or it also could be a fear of getting hurt in life and a worry about trusting other people. Who knows?

According to dreambible.com, to dream of boxing means:

To dream of boxing represents a struggle to prove yourself. Wanting to prove you are stronger than someone that thinks they are stronger than you. Attempting to prove to someone else that you are a bigger winner than they are. Proving you are strong or proving you are good enough.

The most common dream I hear of, which I have also had many many times, is a dream of falling.
Have you ever dreamt you were falling through the air, and suddenly jolted, waking yourself up and wondered what on earth had just happened?
Yeah that’s pretty common..

To dream of falling, is most likely to mean a fear of losing control, or losing grip on a current situation.
So it sounds like we are all in the same boat, and share fears!

The Truth About Starsigns

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So I have never been one to live my life by letting it be planned for me..

It’s interesting how you can tell people your starsign and they think they know your personality, because they follow the pre judged and determined characteristics that takes control of your charisma.

For people who believe in astrology, Starsigns can have a massive impact on your life and the decisions you make; this can be to the extent of your occupation, and who you end up marrying. According to the ‘signs’ there are starsigns that just do not mix and cannot be a love match. And there are a lot of people out there who will avoid falling for a person because of their starsign as they believe they could never be a good match.

There are 12 different Starsigns which each have been given certain characteristics, talents, strengths and weaknesses, aswell as being grouped into either an air, water, fire and earth elements.. Sounds confusing right?

So me for example.. I am a Gemini, which is apparently an air element.
I done some online research on my starsign and this is what I found on Starsigns.com..

As you might expect, those born under the sign of the Twins have multiple aspects to their personalities. They are avid collectors of information and gossip, always on the lookout for a new fact they can store away and bring up in conversation at a later date. Geminis are highly communicative and sociable, and love to be the centre of attention. Fortunately their ability to talk about anything to anyone means that they seldom flounder when the spotlight is on them.

In the financial world, Geminis sometimes have a remarkable knack for making money. However they are equally adept at spending it, especially if they are bored or understimulated. Geminis need excitement in their lives, and if it is missing then they will move on until they find it.

In relationships, Geminis need a partner who can keep up with them. If they find such a person then Geminis are loving and faithful – but if their interest is not maintained then they can be quick to walk away and put things behind them. Life for a Gemini has to be exciting and lived to the full!”

That’s a strong way to define me right? So all us Gemini’s out there are the same? A clone of each other who all have the same personality?

WOW! How small minded people can be..

I even read somewhere about where the erogenous zones are on a Gemini and what their sex life is like!
Oh come on! How can people live by what is on the internet and pre judge a person before actually getting to know them.
In my opinion a person is who they are because of their upbringing, who they associate themselves with, and what they have been taught. We are all entitled to our own opinions and we all think differently, we are only the same as each other if we allow ourselves to be; if we all follow and copy each other then the world will end up full of clones and quite frankly morons.
We need to be individual! Stand out from the crowd and make a difference!

Do you not agree?

Lions And Tigers & Bears, Oh My!

Okay well no bears, but I did see lions and tigers as well as gorillas and many other animals at the Zoo last weekend!

I went to Port Lympe zoo, with my other half and his two children and my sister, and had a really good day!

The weather was nice and sunny, that morning so I thought as we were all free why not go out for the day?

The first thing we saw was monkeys, they we’re so cute! Especially the tiny baby ones!

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Then we saw some rhinos, who were just laying there relaxing , they didn’t want to get up and say hello.

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Then we went to the gorillas cage..
The biggest gorilla there was laying there sunbathing looking as bored as anything, poor thing..
He took a liking to my other half, as he kept passing him straw through the cage, this went on for about 20 minutes. Every time my other half threw it away, the gorilla would just hand him more, it was hilarious.

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Then we got to the lions den. This was probably the saddest part as we saw a male and female lion cooped up in a cage which barely had enough room for them to run in. The female lion was laying down, looking like she had no energy to get up; whilst the male lion just paced up and down.

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Last but not least we got to the tigers! Which was mine and my partners favourite part! I think they are such beautiful creatures, and my other half is always saying that if he wins the lottery, the first thing he will do is buy a tiger!

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Before this day I hadn’t been to the zoo since I was very young, so it was a good experience! And I will be returning!

Attachment/Losing Yourself?

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It’s weird to think that when your in a long term relationship you can forget who you really are. You can be so used to being known as ‘a couple’ ‘a pair’ or ‘a duo’ that you can lose yourself in the process.
Decisions you make aren’t always down to just you. Decisions are normally joint.
What are we going to do tonight? What shall we do this weekend? What are we having for dinner? You can end up changing your normal decisions and plans because it is not just you, you are planing and deciding for. Your partner is such a huge part of your life that it impacts the way you think.
I’m not saying this is always a bad thing. I am in a long term relationship, and I think it’s quite nice to plan for us both.
What film can I get for us to watch tonight? What’s out in the cinema that we would both like to go and watch? What restaurant could we go to?
If I was single, I couldn’t imagine my life being anywhere near as interesting..
‘Ahh I can’t be bothered to cook for just me, I’ll just have something quick and easy’
‘Ooh that new film out looks good, but I’ll wait until it’s out on DVD as it’s not fun going to the cinema on your own’

I don’t have many friends to go out with anymore so it’s different if you do, because you can spend your time with them and involve them in what you do.

I have also suffered with social anxiety for years, so the thought of going to the cinema alone or eating alone is terrifying for me, and I would never even consider it. I know people who do, so it can’t be that out of the ordinary as I would think.

Being in a relationship means give and take. You have to consider your partners point of view and decisions and respect them as you would wish they do for you.

That’s Bananas!

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I was recently advised by a colleague of mine to start eating bananas.
I’ll explain..
I have suffered with depression for a long while, always feel tired and in need of an energy boost, and I have tried everything I can to try and snap out if it.

Bananas have many benefits, such as they are very high in potassium, contain almost no fat, are very low on calories and are also high in vitamin B6 and fibre.
Apparently, according to the FDA eating bananas can decrease the risk of getting cancer, and lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Eating bananas are meant to be a good way of relieving depression, this is by the amino acid – tryptophan that it contains, plus vitamin B6, which together helps the body to produce serotonin; the natural chemical which relieves mental depression.

It has only been the past week I have started eating a banana or two a day, so it’s early days for me to review the difference yet, but I am hoping they make a slight change!

Unhappily Ever After

I came across these images earlier today, created by Jeff Hong.
The images are so powerful, it made me lost for words..
Our loved disney characters out in the world, reality hits, and it’s not a pretty sight…

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Belle from beauty and the beast, is known as being a ‘beautiful’ character in the disney world, looks that others admire, elegance and beauty that comes without trying.
Here shows an image of Belle in the real world, considering going under the knife, to change her appearance to fit in and be accepted with the modern view and acceptance of ‘beauty’

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Hawaii is known for being an exotic place for holidaymakers to visit. When I think of Hawaii I picture the lairy shirts, the beach, and Hawaiian music. What I wasn’t aware of until recently is the amount of homeless people there are out there.
The statistics are:
Statewide, 12-15,000 people are homeless at some point of the year.
At least 6,000 are homeless at any given day.
Children make up 23.5-39% of the homeless.
17-42% of Hawaii’s homeless are employed full-time.
37% of the homeless are of Native Hawaiian ethnicity.
In the film Lilo and Stitch, Nani is worried about losing their home, as she is struggling to care for her sister Lilo. When Lilo meets Stich, his antics and clumsy/mad behaviour ruins the chances of Nani getting a job. It is sad to see this picture of our beloved Lilo, Stitch and Nani homeless, but unfortunately it is reality for many many people in Hawaii.

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‘Some believe Lewis Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under the influence of opium and here his heroine turns heroin addict’
Imagine this loved character from our childhood out in the streets, taking drugs and losing control of reality, not knowing what is real and what isn’t. Life wouldn’t be so much of a happy story would it? No tweedle dum and tweedle dee, no tea parties with the mad hatter and March hare, instead the hallucinations would be in our scary world, where it’s not all flowers and Cheshire cats, it’s actually full of many bad people, and we know what could happen..

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‘Oh deer: We thought that time Bambi’s mum was shot was the saddest thing we’d ever seen’

How is this decoration?
Simply a lifeless piece on the wall that belonged to a beautiful animal, that once freely walked the earth. Just a wall trophy which to me just makes me feel sad and angry at the people who can do this. I don’t know how people can appreciate looking at this knowing an animal had to be killed, so it can be presented as if a great accomplishment has been achieved by killing an animal for decoration..

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Remy from Ratatouille goes from little chef to lab rat.

The passion of Remy, the way he lives life to the full, the freedom he has. In our world, sadly animals aren’t given that freedom; if their not locked up in a cage for people to stare at, being used for their fur, or for meat, then they are used for drug testing.
What did they ever do to you?
How is this fair, to use innocent creatures to test the affects of drugs? Surely there is another way..

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Where’s Prince Charming when you need him?
‘No sign of Prince Charming: Cinderella is a victim of assault on the city’s mean streets. Cinders discovers it’s not just step-mothers who are evil’
If only life was as magical as disney films. If only we could all be rescued by a charming prince and kept from the evil of the world.
This picture is heartbreaking.
There aren’t many prince charmings out there. In this cruel world girls are attacked and assaulted in streets and left to rot, the shame they feel, how alone they are.
Why so cruel world?

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‘Not even Dumbo’s magic feather can save him from the horrors of animal abuse in the circus’
Imagine cute little dumbo in a real life circus, bullying wouldn’t be his only problem, he would be physically attacked, and hurt like many another animals in this world, all for the entertainment of cruel human beings.
“Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and other painful tools of the trade to force animals to perform.
In more than 35 dangerous incidents since 2000, elephants have bolted from circuses, run amok through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked members of the public, and killed and injured handlers”