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Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise Tour

Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise Tour

There was a one-day-only tour which was opened to the public for free but you have to book a ticket online to have a chance to go on board the HMS Enterprise.

This was yesterday, 22 June 2019.

To be honest, we went because Peter thought it would be fun to see a real ship called the Enterprise as a homage to Startrek’s starboard.

Startrek or whatever, we were pleasantly surprised with what we found and what we learned from the tour.

HMS Enterprise is huge, really breathtaking.  One must really see how immense it is.

The Royal Navy personnel guiding the tour were so accommodating and willingly answered questions no matter how innocuous they were.  I have to admit I asked a lot of questions.




13 March

Daffodil the national flower of Wales, Photo by PH Morton

13 March

  • Patron Saint

Happy Birthday to: –


Thought for the Day

Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and worries of this life…
– Luke 21:34



1 March: It is March!


Thought of the Day:


“Nature by an absolute and uncontrollable necessity has determined us to judge as well as to breathe and feel.”
– David Hume

 1 March: It is March!


Happy Birthday to:-



Spring is coming!  Spring is my favourite season of the year.

It is when the day starts to get lighter and the evening doesn’t go dark at 3:30.

Spring has a buoyant effect on me.  It removes the cobwebs in my brain and makes me feel lighter and brighter; more positive and energetic.

I supposed I do suffer a little bit from SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, which causes, winter blues and low feelings.

I like the sunshine, I like everything bright!  Be that as it may, SAD does not only occur during the winter or autumn time.  There are some people who suffer summer blues 🙁

Anyway I expect more sun now that it is March.  I can’t wait for the bulbs to come out from the ground and display their array of colourful blooms.



The Loving Couple – Feng Shui

The Loving Couple – Feng Shui


The Loving Couple, photo by JMorton

Origin: China; Fung Shui

Peter and I bought these Loving Couple in Divisoria in the Philippines because they looked so cute. We just couldn’t resist.

By the way, Feng Shui object d’art is big business in the Philippines.

Apparently, these figurines are of a newly married couple.

Aside from Mandarin ducks figurines, which I think is a slightly more popular choice, the Loving Couple is also presented to a newly married couple a symbol of true love.

Traditionally the Chinese believe that if put these wedding couple in a room where you are mostly with your other half, in the bedroom, sitting room, kitchen or even in the dining room,  your personal relationship luck will be activated and be a longlasting love.

I recently watched a drama called The Story of Ming Lan, where the second male lead gave the female figurine to Ming Lan to keep, while he kept the male one for himself.

Well probably because he separated them, he did not get to keep Ming Lan in the end.

I know, it is overthinking. LOL

Year of the Pig (2019)

Chinese Zodiac

Year of the Pig (2019)


Photo by JMorton

  •  It is the 12th of 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac of the Chinese calendar.
  • It is the 12th or last of the animals because it was the last one to arrive when the Jade Emperor called for a great meeting.
  • LAZY PIG comes from the story during the great race for the Jade Emperor’s great meeting, the pig took it upon itself to stop and forage, when it had its fill, he promptly slept.
  • Lucky flower is Lily
  • Lucky Colour: yellow, avoid red and blue
  • Characteristics:  Faithful in friendship, kind, generous, stylish, perfectionist and hardworking