Brexit

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BREXIT or NOT !

The debate on Brexit has brought together an illustrious panel on last night debate.
Lord Spicer (Maastricht Rebel leader), Dr Charles Tannock one of London’s 2 MEP’s , John Longworth (Brexit supporting ex British Chamber Commerce DG), and Tim Skeet, (Capital Markets expert and policy influencer).
Mediating the debate was the charming Lord Monson.
Night successfully organized by David Bradley

Faces – weekly photo challenge

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Faces have always captivated me.. studying them and capturing their expressions.. i feel i get an insight of the person I’m talking to ..

In this weekly challenge i will be showing a selection of faces of people i have come across in my latest travel, people that I’ve met personally or have captured incognito ..hope you like their variety

The Queen!

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I give you The Queen!
 
Today is the State Opening of Parliament that marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session, outlining proposed policies and legislation. It is the only regular occasion when the three constituent parts of Parliament – the Sovereign, the House of Lords and the House of Commons – meet.

Let’s twist again

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This is the Romanian dance called the “Învârtita” or “Bătuta” with the Hungarian version called Forgatós. The basic form is at moderate tempo with turning as a couple, in alternate directions separated by a resting step, without progressing around the dance space. A yo yo like move that will spin you into a joyous expression of the soul!

The Easter light from Barsana

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Special light is falling on Barsana Monastery as people from different places of Romania and abroad are gathering together in the spirit of celebration of traditional Romanian Easter.
Handmade bags full of home cooked foods are taken for the blessing of the priest.
The light is then taken home and even in ones’ life…

Dowry

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Dowry – Zestrea
The road of discovering Maramures in all its beauty and wondrous traditions have taken me to the house of the blacksmith of Sugatag. We’ve stopped the car to ask for directions and this smiling face of a young man proudly said that the blacksmith is his father after widely opening the gates of the house.
It didn’t take long to persuade Gheorghe Ghioca to open his studio and show us how he makes the horse shoes while his precious helper Soni was smiling quietly in the background.
He’s been a blacksmith all his life and he has worked hard for the real treasure of his life: his children. Stefan, the youngest, with a flicker in his eye, was patiently waiting for his turn to talk and show us his real treasure: his darling wife, Dorina, who by now was preparing lunch for us.
It never chases to amaze me how these people, whom we never met before, have open their heart and house and shared wonderful life stories and traditions that they hold dear in their heart. Dorina proudly takes me into her dowry room. The story goes that every girl prepares herself for the moment of marriage since they are little girls …by the age of seven they start working on their dowry..the bigger the dowry the more chances to marry well. The boy have to build a house and the girl comes with all the necessary items, hand made, with much love and care.
Stefan is now singing for us old song that goes like this:
“Mai mire de nu i fi bun ploaie-te ploaie de tun.
Pa mireasa ploie deasa sa fie gazdoaie in casa”