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Royal Mail’s UK Landmarks A-Z Series

 

 

 

 

Royal Mail has unveiled some stunning new 1st class stamps. They are a part of the UK landmarks A-Z series. The second part of the collection illustrates 14 famous British landmarks.

UK A – Z Part 2 was issued on 10 April and celebrates some of the UK’s most famous sights, ranging from the ancient through to the modern. Some examples are Narrow Water Castle in Northern Ireland and Urquhart castle in Scotland to the beautiful Portmeirion in Wales and the contemporary Snowdon Aviary in the London Zoo.

Geoff Braden, Regional Operations Director for Royal Mail, said: “Our two-part journey around the UK has proved a wonderful reminder of the fantastic number of landmarks, such as the Roman Baths, that we are fortunate to enjoy. The Roman Baths retain huge cultural and historical importance in the UK, as one of the country’s few World Heritage sites. Having stood at the centre of the City of Bath for nearly 2,000 years, the Roman Baths truly are a monument to the great heritage of this country.”

You can see the new stamps at Yahoo news.

By | April 26th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

This year in the UK an extended weekend (2, 3, 4 and 5 June) will be dedicated to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen’s reign. Schools in England and Wales will be able to close on Tuesday 5 June and many of events will take place across the country to mark the 60th anniversary. On the Diamond Jubilee website, you can find a lot of news about the celebrations.

Street parties are a good idea to celebrate the Jubilee: the UK government’s digital service Directgov suggests to visit the websites The Big Lunch and The Street Party, where you can find some tips to organise the celebrations for the event.

Official medals will be awarded during the first half of the year to those in the Armed Forces, the emergency services and the prison service. One the many big events organised for the Jubilee is the Armed Forces Muster, which will take place on 19 May. Nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force will parade through Windsor Castle and the town before Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh. They will then muster in the Castle grounds before an audience of more than 3,000 Armed Forces personnel, their families and veterans. A flypast of current and historic aircraft will close the event.

Another big event on 3 June is the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, which will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and the world over. The Queen will lead the flotilla travelling in the Royal Barge.

By | April 25th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

Play One Minute Game a Day to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Last year we published a blog post called Feed your brain: tips to prevent Alzheimer’s. Now we have found an interesting game to test your reflexes. In fact, as you age, your response time tends to slow down. If you go to the website chezmaya.com, you will find a highly motivating game to re-train the nerves of your brain, eyes and hands as well as their co-ordination.

Simply click at the numbers in order from 1 to 33 as quickly as possible, in order to make them disappear. Playing it once a day may even prevent you from getting Alzheimer’s disease!

To check your results on the basis of the time taken to play the game, you can refer to the following brackets: 120 sec = old age; 90 sec= middle age; 60 sec = youth. Enjoy!

By | April 23rd, 2012|Blog|0 Comments
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