Sometimes you have to just stop and admire the incredible #architecture ! Had to do this a lot in #Berlin , really love this city!! .
Pro tip (not that we are pro's but hay) grab yourself a @visit_berlin pass to get yourself around the city and some great deals too!!
Our VLOG is also up on our YouTube channel for our Berlin trip, this was our first ever vlog, check it out following the link in our bio :)
"Frances is an inmate of long standing, odd-looking lady with no hair. I nicknamed her Francesca, to make her stand out. And she loved being called Francesca. My feisty little dog reminds me of her, so I named her Francesca too. Every day she worked in the cafeteria, and she would come and talk to me at breakfast. And she sang in the choir, and she was a very strong baritone. I just wanted her to know that I think about her."
This is an excerpt from a 2005 @vanityfair interview with @marthastewart after she was released from prison. This passage has stuck with me for 12 years so far. .
Don't we all just want to be thought of? To be seen? To make some sort of impression if we're trying or not? To be heard? Some days it's just by my son, my dog, the cat - hopefully it reaches others too. I think about this and I want you to know 'I see you'. Someone is paying attention. You matter.
Greenpeace unloads a huge plastic bottle into the sea, in Italy to protest against plastic disposal. These bottles are made from 100% recyclable plastics and they will be used on other Greenpeace ships around the world to protest against plastic usage. Plastic packing sheets are the single most used pollutant, and our daily efforts of reducing use for plastic will go a long way. Please refrain from buying products that use unnecessary plastic packaging.
Joining the challenge is quite simple...choose to refuse single-use plastic during July.
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. You’ll be joining a million+ people world-wide from 130 countries in making a difference.
The plastic bottles, bags and takeaway containers that we use just for a few minutes use a material that is designed to last forever.
break up, not break down – becoming permanent pollution
are mostly downcycled (made into low grade product for just one more use) or sent to landfill
‘escape’ from bins, trucks, events etc. to become ‘accidental litter’
end up in waterways and the ocean – where scientists predict there will be more tonnes of plastic than tonnes of fish by 2050
transfer to the food chain – carrying pollutants with them
increase our eco-footprint – plastic manufacturing consumes 6% of the world’s fossil fuels
Every bit of plastic ever made still exists and in the first 10 years of this century the world economy produced more plastic than the entire 1900's
Our #photooftheday is in honour of Michael Bond, author of #PaddingtonBear .
In 1958, when he was writing the first book, A Bear Called Paddington, Bond was partly inspired by memories of the evacuee children he saw pass through Reading station from London: “They all had a label round their neck with their name and address on and a little case or package containing all their treasured possessions. So Paddington, in a sense, was a refugee, and I do think that there’s no sadder sight than refugees.” Since then Michael Bond’s 26 Paddington books have sold more than 35 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 40 languages!
Rest in peace.
Photo by @jameswarwickphoto