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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hanging Gardens of Paddington

Hanging Gardens of Paddington
The 20ft by 10ft basket, which contains over 100 different varieties of plants and flowers, has been called 'The Hanging Gardens of Paddington'.
It weighs more than a quarter of a tonne, took over three weeks to create by a team of designers, engineers and gardeners and eight hours to winch into position.
The floral display includes thousands of pounds worth of species including orchids, roses, ivy, daisies, gerberas, ferns, conifers and moss.
The basket hangs 25 ft from the ground and was created to mark the opening of a new boutique hotel in Paddington.
Quote by~ Danny Kaye
I wasn't born a fool.It took work
to get this way.

The bench in the middle of a Westminster parliament is 2 1/2 sword lengths long. This is to keep both the government and the opposition at least a sword's length away from each other in case of a heated debate.
The word "freelance" comes from medieval times when a knight's lance was free for hire and not pledged to any one lord.
In Italy, it is illegal to craft coffins out of anything but wood or nutshells.
The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
Knights in full armor used to raise their visors to identify themselves in the presence of their king. This custom developed into the modern military salute. In every country, the salute is with the right hand. This is because, in medieval times, only right handed people could become knights as it was assumed that left handed people were descendants of the devil himself.

Icy windscreens can be scraped using a phonecard if no ice scraper is to hand.
Use WD40 to make black plastic car bumpers black again.

Hershey Kiss Cookies
2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt1 cup butter
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extractAdditional sugar
5 dozen kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking soda. Add butter and peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Make balls out of level tablespoons of dough - add flour if needed. Roll in sugar.
Bake 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 minutes.
Remove from oven and add 1 kiss to the center of each cookie. Return to the oven and bake for 2 more minutes.
Have a great day!


Loralynn said...

Thanks for all your links!

Gingerbread said...

Wow! That is one large hanging basket, and what a display. You never fail to surprise me Ginger there is always something interesting on your blog. thanks Julie.C