Nestled on Compton beach on the beautiful Isle of wight a strange Monolith has appeared. Art sculpture? Sent by aliens ( fans of Artur C Clarkes a space odyssey will see the connection!) or a huge media hype ?
A small but steady stream of people have been braving the cold misty beach this morning , the echoing sound of the ebb and flow of the waves a constant reminder that the moon controls the sea which is reflected in the beautifully stark erection. Maybe this is a hint to celestials or beings from another planet?
Down from the car park at the top of the cliff you descend rickety wooden steps and the excitement and mystery does catch at the imagination. People are clearly excited and overjoyed at the discovery on their island. Just 1oo yards from the base fo the steps the three sided monolith stands its base in three wooden legs buried into the sane and built up with boulders and sand hinting at a very human involvement.
One witness said because there are so few people here I feel like I could have discovered this myself before the world had a chance to claim it.
Ms Debbie Reilly said ‘ I found it a little underwhelming to be honest, I so wanted it to be Aliens!’
Armed with an EMF meter hoping to find evidence there was nothing registering.
It feels cool, gleaming ,reflective mirror glass sides are beautiful and stark in the natural surroundings.
It might not be other worldly but it is simply mysterious, magical and a little special .
For the first time you can visit Buckingham Palace’s gardens
For the first time, the famous Queen’s Gardens at Buckingham Palace will be opened. Normally only the Royal Family and those invited to the Queen’s parties can see them. The reason for this decision is that this summer there will be no traditional opening of part of the building because of the pandemic and to compensate they open the gardens.
Visitors will be able to wander the garden paths and experience the calm of this garden in the heart of London. You will see Horse Chestnut Avenue, the plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its bee island of Buckingham Palace. You can also have a picnic on one of the lawns. The gardens will be open from 9 July to 19 September but there are also weekend tours in April and May. You can book your tickets here.
This must be the smallest flat in London ever
We have seen in recent years so flats that are practically little bigger in a shoe box rented or sold for high prices. We have always wondered how one can live in such a place because in many of these apartments there is not even room to store stuff or invite a friend.
We have now found the overall winner among London’s microscopic flats. This is an apartment in a tree in Brockwell Park with practically a sleeping place, a tiny wardrobe and a nightstand. Only a Barbie could be comfortable there. There is also the real estate agency sign that says it has been sold.
Clearly this is a joke or a way to point out how small London flats can be and are still sold and rented. In any case if you want to go and see it, you will find it in the south part of Brockwell Park in Brixton.
London Zoo’s three young alpacas need a name
We are all invited to choose a name for the three new alpacas at London Zoo. The first alpaca is 11 months old, it’s white and you can choose between Alpacaccino, Cusco and Snowball. The second alpaca is brown born 8 months ago and you can choose between Lima, Pumpkin Spice and Cookie. While the third, again brown, was born 9 months ago and could be called Cuenca, Humbug or Toffee Nut. Winning names will be announced when the zoo reopens.
If you also want to contribute and vote for the names you prefer, you can do it here. The London Zoo should open shortly but will miss the the Easter period, which is usually one of its busiest times.
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