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Paul  Nature Lover 📖Literature Lover📖

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." ~ Salvador Dali

Boxing Day bike ride with my girls @theamazingjessisnotonfire_ and @jazz_puppy.lover thanks Santa!🎅🏻😉

Merry Christmas to all my fellow IGers!🎅🏻🎄😁...
One from the summer of Malmesbury Abbey..
I love the santa colour on the roses!🎅🏻🌹😉

"The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love." ~ Debasish Mridha

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." ~ Aristotle

Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty. ~ Amit Ray

On the northern borders of the county of Wiltshire stands the town of Malmesbury - being the oldest borough in England it dates back to the middle of the 6th century; when the invading Saxons from Germany wrestled this last part of the country from the Britons.
The Monastery shown above was built in 676AD.
The Abbey was the site of an early attempt at human flight when, during the early 11th century, the monk Eilmer of Malmesbury (named the "Mad Monk of Malmesbury) attached wings to his body and flew from a tower. Eilmer flew over 100 metres before landing, breaking both legs. He later remarked that the only reason he did not fly further was the lack of a tail on his glider. It housed the second largest library in Europe during the 11th and 12th century.

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” - Kahlil Gibran
Shot was taken on a very dark snowy morning last winter in the grounds of Coworth Park near Ascot, England.

Throughout the 1800’s the estate has passed through the hands of a number of owners. King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra stayed there in 1879 and 1883 to enjoy the racing at nearby Ascot.
Hope your all having a great weekend!

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, just as we cannot blossom without love.

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

Five simple rules for happiness:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

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