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18 Dec 18
Orange Webspace

I was quite in jeopardy when I started writing this article. There are literally so many places that sometimes it becomes difficult to choose one over another. I had a hard time to make my top-five list. well, it goes like this – Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand Jim Corbett National Park, India’s oldest national […]

18 Dec 18
Ashes to Ashes

“Woah… check out THAT one.” Emberlynn nudged Zelda as she pointed across the auditorium at the knight who clunked heavily toward the microphone. There was a resounding clang with every step that he took. Even several yards away, she could hear it clear as day. “Awesome! Do you think he made it himself?” The other […]

18 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
MEGHAN Markle’s sister has today claimed the Duchess of Sussex doesn’t care about her or their father. Samantha let loose on her Royal sister a day after dad Thomas Markle revealed he hadn’t heard from the duchess since she married Prince Harry. Samantha Markle claimed Meghan did not care about her or their father The 74-year-old revealed he had been texting his 37-year-old daughter everyday, and still held out hope their relationship would be rekindled by the time she welcomed her first baby in the Spring of next year. Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the dad said: “There has to be a place for me. I’m her father and I will be the grandfather to her child. I’m here and she knows it.” But Meghan’s sister Samantha today double downed on claims the family had been ignored by the former Suits actress. In a bitter tweet, the American wrote: “Since she doesn’t care about our father she certainly doesn’t care about me. She’s all about women’s issues unless it’s a woman in a wheelchair and her sister. Isn’t that nice?” Samantha Markle said the Duchess did not care about her family Meghan Markle today did not appear phased by her family dramas Samantha has not been shy about hiding her opinions about her famous sister, last week criticising her choice of Christmas card photo. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex last week revealed the image they had chosen to celebrate the festive season – a black and white photograph of them watching fireworks at their May wedding. But Samantha was quick to lash out, saying: “Interesting that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have their backs turned. Is this towards the world or just the Ragland and Markle family? “It’s a bit sad. Face the Christmas spirit.” [bc_video video_id=”5980349855001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Dad Thomas Markle admits his daughter Meghan can be ‘controlling’ in her nature”] Thomas Markle said his daughter was ‘always in charge’ Meghan is expecting her first child in the spring And Thomas Markle claimed he had not received the Christmas card from his daughter in a morning interview with GMB. He also admitted that Meghan had always been “controlling” after being quizzed over rumours that the Duchess was difficult to work with. He said: “She has always been a very controlling person and that is part of her nature but she has never been rude. “The ghosting I don’t completely understand – she’s always been in charge, that’s her nature, but not been rude.” It comes after it was claimed that Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, had been nicknamed Monica and Chandler by royal staff because of her controlling reputation. Speaking to GMB hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid from San Diego, the dad said: “She is very polite and has always been polite to everyone. “She has never been rude. I’m not sure what is happening.” The retired lighting director added: “She was raised on Hollywood stages and learned to respect the crew. She learned to respect everyone – I just can’t see her being rude to anybody. It’s not her.” [bc_video video_id=”5980949815001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Markle laughs and says she is ‘very pregnant’ during visit to Royal Variety care home”] Meghan has not spoken to her dad since her wedding in May to Prince Harry Meghan today showed no signs of being bothered by her family drama playing out in the public eye. The pregnant duchess visited the Royal Variety care home, cradling her baby bump as she chatted with residents. In her last official engagement before Christmas, the 37-year-old made sure to wrap up in the winter weather, donning a grey £550 Soia and Kyo coat and £830 floral white dress by Brock Collection. Speaking to one elderly resident, the 37-year-old said she felt “very good”, laughing as she touched her baby bump and saying she was “very pregnant today”. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS ” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] During the Duchess’ brief visit to Brinsworth House – affectionately known as the Old Pro’s Paradise – in Twickenham, south-west London, she joined residents as they took part in festive activities, including arts and crafts and carols around the Christmas tree. She could be seen shaking hands with residents as one performer sang “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”. She also chatted briefly to actress Mona Hammond who played Blossom Jackson in EastEnders in the 1990s, as well as 1970s TV star Richard O’Sullivan. [bc_video video_id=”5980352685001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Thomas Markle appeals to the Queen to step in to heal his rift with Meghan “] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? 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18 Dec 18
THRI-VES

Gorgeous Coleus and Hosta’s magnificient colorful border Coleus border adding illuminated colour to pathway Coleus in the garden without a single bloom Coloured landscape with Sun Coleus Coleus in hanging pot Coleus is one of the rare plants that are grown almost exclusively for its colorful foliage. In this regard, they are like Croton, but […]

18 Dec 18
One Day at a Time

Hey friends! I’m super excited to be starting a blog. I need a creative outlet after my past week of finals because whew were they stressful. First I’d like to take some time to tell you all about me, so here goes: I was born and raised in Wisconsin (so yes, I love cheese lol) […]

18 Dec 18
R.I.P. Baseball

Here lies Fred Sanford, who was an early victim of the New York sports media and the pressure placed on Yankees players. Sanford pitched for the St. Louis Browns (1943, 1947-48, 1951), New York Yankees (1949-51) and Washington Senators (1951). John Frederick Sanford was born in Garfield, Utah on August 9, 1919. Described in an […]

18 Dec 18
home is not a place, it's a feeling

The 12 Days of Christmas is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. If you are reading this and still need to shop for Christmas, well you are in the right stop! Any of the items I have posted about would be a great stocking stuffer or gift. The 1st day of the […]

18 Dec 18
Pauline & Paul's Journey of Healing

Have we mentioned that we aren’t using hotels on this trip to Bali? We are staying in Homestays. Essentially a homestay is a compound housing a family, often very extended families. Back in the 1930s, people from overseas started renting rooms in these homes and over time rooms and tiny houses or bungalows were added […]

18 Dec 18
The Do Better Business Blog

On Saturday 10th November 2018 Norwich Business School welcomed, eighteen students from Deakin University, Melbourne,  Australia, with open arms. They had just experienced a 23 hour journey and travelled over 10,000 miles to arrive at The University of East Anglia ready to embark on their two week international student exchange organised between UEA’s UEA International […]

18 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
PREGNANT Meghan Markle has today gushed she is feeling “very good” as she cradled her baby bump during a visit to the Royal Variety care home. The Duchess of Sussex glowed as she arrived for the solo visit to Brinsworth House this morning – a day after her father accused her of “ghosting” him. Meghan Markle puts her hand on her growing baby bump In her last official engagement before Christmas, the 37-year-old made sure to wrap up in the winter weather, donning a grey £550 Soia and Kyo coat and £830 floral white dress by Brock Collection. Heading inside, the former actress met with retired artists and entertainers at the residential nursing and care home. Speaking to one elderly resident, the 37-year-old said she felt “very good”, laughing as she touched her baby bump and saying she was “very pregnant today”. And Meghan seemed in high spirits despite her own father yesterday claiming she had “always been very controlling”. [bc_video video_id=”5980937317001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Pregnant Meghan Markle puts her hand on her stomach as she arrives at Brinsworth House”] The American appeared to enjoy her festive visit – her last official engagement before Christmas Meghan said she was feeling good during the visit The Duchess of Sussex wore a long grey coat over her dress Thomas Markle, 74, said he had not heard from his daughter since her wedding – but hit back at claims she could have been “rude” to staff in a Good Morning Britain interview. He said: “The ghosting I don’t completely understand – she’s always been in charge, that’s her nature, but not been rude.” The American, who lives in Mexico, also said he was hoping the Queen would step in to resolve the family rift. Today, Meghan gave no hint she was troubled by her dad’s claims – making the most of her time to speak to the elderly residents. Meghan spoke to residents as they listened to Christmas carols The pregnant Duchess delighted residents with the visit The pregnant former actress joined the residents to make Christmas decorations Meghan wrote out a Christmas message during the visit, showing off her impressive calligraphy skills And the former star, who gave up her acting career ahead of marrying Prince Harry, also sympathised with retired actress Josephine Gordon when she said she hadn’t had kids herself. During the visit, Meghan asked the elderly woman: “Do you have kids?” The OAP could be heard saying: “No, I had a career.” Meghan replied: “Yes, that I understand.” The mum-to-be – who once worked in Argentina – also chatted to another resident in Spanish at the home. During the Duchess’ brief visit to Brinsworth House – affectionately known as the Old Pro’s Paradise – in Twickenham, south-west London, she joined residents as they took part in festive activities, including arts and crafts and carols around the Christmas tree. She could be seen shaking hands with residents as one performer sang “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”. She also chatted briefly to actress Mona Hammond who played Blossom Jackson in EastEnders in the 1990s, as well as 1970s TV star Richard O’Sullivan. Among famous entertainers who have been cared for at the residential home are Sir Norman Wisdom, Dame Thora Hird and EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham. The American said she had previously visited a similar care home in LA The Duchess made sure to stay warm for the visit The Duchess of Sussex glowed as she headed inside Brinsworth house And the duchess – who could be in line to receive one of the Queen’s patronages – seemed happy as she arrived for the morning visit, waving as she was greeted by the charity’s chairman Giles Cooper. Mr Cooper said: “The timing of the visit is fantastic as it comes a few weeks after the Royal Variety performance which she attended with Prince Harry. “And it comes after her wedding, which all the residents here were watching. We had the television on, Union Jack bunting up and a party atmosphere – so it’s nice to have the bride here.” He said the Duchess said had decided to visit the home after seeing footage of it at the end of this year’s show. She told Mr Cooper she used to visit a similar home for the elderly in LA, saying “it brought feelings of being amongst your own”. She showed no signs of stress as she headed inside, despite weeks of speculation that she is “difficult” to work with. Claims have even surfaced this week that Meghan and Prince Harry, 34, had even become known as Chandler and Monica because of the Duchess’ controlling behaviour. Meghan smiled and waved as she arrived The Duchess was welcomed with a curtsy The future mum showed off her baby bump, with her first child due in Spring next year The duchess was glamorous in heels The Friends character, played by Courteney Cox, is famed for being obsessively clean and bossy. But today, Tom Parker Bowles praised the future mum for being “wonderful”, saying she should carry on what she’s doing. The British writer and food critic, who is stepbrothers with Prince William and Prince Harry, could only praise the 37-year-old since she has joined the Royal Family. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS ” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] It comes amid a raft of rumours about Meghan’s behaviour and relationship with other royals – including a rift with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Prince Harry and Prince William have reportedly fallen out while Kate was said to have been left in tears over ­Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress for Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in May. The couple are also set to snub the traditional Christmas shoot after Meghan raised concerns about killing “defenceless animals”. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
18 Dec 18
The Sun
PREGNANT Meghan Markle has today gushed she is feeling “very good” as she cradled her baby bump during a visit to the Royal Variety care home. The Duchess of Sussex glowed as she arrived for the solo visit to Brinsworth House this morning. Meghan Markle puts her hand on her growing baby bump In her last official engagement before Christmas, the 37-year-old made sure to wrap up in the winter weather, donning a grey £550 Soia and Kyo coat and £830 floral white dress by Brock Collection. Heading inside, the former actress met with retired artists and entertainers at the residential nursing and care home. Speaking to one elderly resident, the 37-year-old said she felt “very good”, laughing as she touched her baby bump and saying she was “very pregnant today”. The American, who gave up her acting career ahead of marrying Prince Harry, also sympathised with the elderly woman when she said she hadn’t had kids herself. [bc_video video_id=”5980937317001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Pregnant Meghan Markle puts her hand on her stomach as she arrives at Brinsworth House”] Meghan said she was feeling good during the visit The Duchess of Sussex wore a long grey coat over her dress During the visit, Meghan asked the elderly woman: “Do you have kids?” The OAP could be heard saying: “No, I had a career.” Meghan replied: “Yes, that I understand.” The mum-to-be – who once worked in Argentina- also chatted to another resident in Spanish at the home. Meghan spoke to residents as they listened to Christmas carols Meghan wrote out a Christmas message during the visit, showing off her impressive calligraphy skills During the Duchess’ brief visit to Brinsworth House – affectionately known as the Old Pro’s Paradise – in Twickenham, south-west London, she joined residents as they took part in festive activities, including arts and crafts and carols around the Christmas tree. She could be seen shaking hands with residents as one performer sang “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”. She also chatted briefly to actress Mona Hammond who played Blossom Jackson in EastEnders in the 1990s, as well as 1970s TV star Richard O’Sullivan. Among famous entertainers who have been cared for at the residential home are Sir Norman Wisdom, Dame Thora Hird and EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham. The Duchess made sure to stay warm for the visit The Duchess of Sussex glowed as she headed inside Brinsworth house And the duchess – who could be in line to receive one of the Queen’s patronages – seemed happy as she arrived for the morning visit, waving as she was greeted by the charity’s chairman Giles Cooper. Mr Cooper said: “The timing of the visit is fantastic as it comes a few weeks after the Royal Variety performance which she attended with Prince Harry. “And it comes after her wedding, which all the residents here were watching. We had the television on, Union Jack bunting up and a party atmosphere – so it’s nice to have the bride here.” He said the Duchess said had decided to visit the home after seeing footage of it at the end of this year’s show. She told Mr Cooper she used to visit a similar home for the elderly in LA, saying “it brought feelings of being amongst your own”. She showed no signs of stress as she headed inside, despite weeks of speculation that she is “difficult” to work with. Claims have even surfaced this week that Meghan and Prince Harry, 34, had even become known as Chandler and Monica because of the Duchess’ controlling behaviour. Meghan smiled and waved as she arrived The Duchess was welcomed with a curtsy The future mum showed off her baby bump, with her first child due in Spring next year The duchess was glamorous in heels The Friends character, played by Courteney Cox, is famed for being obsessively clean and bossy. And Meghan’s own father yesterday admitted his daughter had “always been very controlling”. Thomas Markle, 74, said his daughter had “always been in charge” – but hit back at claims she was “rude”. He said: “The ghosting I don’t completely understand – she’s always been in charge, that’s her nature, but not been rude.” The American, who lives in Mexico, also said he was hoping the Queen would step in to resolve the family rift. But today, Tom Parker Bowles praised the future mum for being “wonderful”, saying she should carry on what she’s doing. The British writer and food critic, who is stepbrothers with Prince William and Prince Harry, could only praise the 37-year-old since she has joined the Royal Family. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS ” posts_category=”316″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] It comes amid a raft of rumours about Meghan’s behaviour and relationship with other royals – including a rift with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Prince Harry and Prince William have reportedly fallen out while Kate was said to have been left in tears over ­Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress for Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in May. The couple are also set to snub the traditional Christmas shoot after Meghan raised concerns about killing “defenceless animals”. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
18 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
PREGNANT Meghan Markle has today gushed she is feeling “very good” as she cradled her baby bump during a visit to the Royal Variety care home. The Duchess of Sussex glowed as she arrived for the solo visit to Brinsworth House this morning – a day after her father accused her of “ghosting” him. Meghan Markle puts her hand on her growing baby bump In her last official engagement before Christmas, the 37-year-old made sure to wrap up in the winter weather, donning a grey £550 Soia and Kyo coat and £830 floral white dress by Brock Collection. Heading inside, the former actress met with retired artists and entertainers at the residential nursing and care home. Speaking to one elderly resident, the 37-year-old said she felt “very good”, laughing as she touched her baby bump and saying she was “very pregnant today”. And Meghan seemed in high spirits despite her own father yesterday claiming she had “always been very controlling”. [bc_video video_id=”5980937317001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Pregnant Meghan Markle puts her hand on her stomach as she arrives at Brinsworth House”] The American appeared to enjoy her festive visit – her last official engagement before Christmas Meghan said she was feeling good during the visit The Duchess of Sussex wore a long grey coat over her dress Thomas Markle, 74, said he had not heard from his daughter since her wedding – but hit back at claims she could have been “rude” to staff in a Good Morning Britain interview. He said: “The ghosting I don’t completely understand – she’s always been in charge, that’s her nature, but not been rude.” The American, who lives in Mexico, also said he was hoping the Queen would step in to resolve the family rift. Today, Meghan gave no hint she was troubled by her dad’s claims – making the most of her time to speak to the elderly residents. Meghan spoke to residents as they listened to Christmas carols The pregnant Duchess delighted residents with the visit The pregnant former actress joined the residents to make Christmas decorations Meghan wrote out a Christmas message during the visit, showing off her impressive calligraphy skills And the former star, who gave up her acting career ahead of marrying Prince Harry, also sympathised with retired actress Josephine Gordon when she said she hadn’t had kids herself. During the visit, Meghan asked the elderly woman: “Do you have kids?” The OAP could be heard saying: “No, I had a career.” Meghan replied: “Yes, that I understand.” The mum-to-be – who once worked in Argentina – also chatted to another resident in Spanish at the home. During the Duchess’ brief visit to Brinsworth House – affectionately known as the Old Pro’s Paradise – in Twickenham, south-west London, she joined residents as they took part in festive activities, including arts and crafts and carols around the Christmas tree. She could be seen shaking hands with residents as one performer sang “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”. She also chatted briefly to actress Mona Hammond who played Blossom Jackson in EastEnders in the 1990s, as well as 1970s TV star Richard O’Sullivan. Among famous entertainers who have been cared for at the residential home are Sir Norman Wisdom, Dame Thora Hird and EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham. The American said she had previously visited a similar care home in LA The Duchess made sure to stay warm for the visit The Duchess of Sussex glowed as she headed inside Brinsworth house And the duchess – who could be in line to receive one of the Queen’s patronages – seemed happy as she arrived for the morning visit, waving as she was greeted by the charity’s chairman Giles Cooper. Mr Cooper said: “The timing of the visit is fantastic as it comes a few weeks after the Royal Variety performance which she attended with Prince Harry. “And it comes after her wedding, which all the residents here were watching. We had the television on, Union Jack bunting up and a party atmosphere – so it’s nice to have the bride here.” He said the Duchess said had decided to visit the home after seeing footage of it at the end of this year’s show. She told Mr Cooper she used to visit a similar home for the elderly in LA, saying “it brought feelings of being amongst your own”. She showed no signs of stress as she headed inside, despite weeks of speculation that she is “difficult” to work with. Claims have even surfaced this week that Meghan and Prince Harry, 34, had even become known as Chandler and Monica because of the Duchess’ controlling behaviour. Meghan smiled and waved as she arrived The Duchess was welcomed with a curtsy The future mum showed off her baby bump, with her first child due in Spring next year The duchess was glamorous in heels The Friends character, played by Courteney Cox, is famed for being obsessively clean and bossy. But today, Tom Parker Bowles praised the future mum for being “wonderful”, saying she should carry on what she’s doing. The British writer and food critic, who is stepbrothers with Prince William and Prince Harry, could only praise the 37-year-old since she has joined the Royal Family. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS ” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] It comes amid a raft of rumours about Meghan’s behaviour and relationship with other royals – including a rift with sister-in-law Kate Middleton. Prince Harry and Prince William have reportedly fallen out while Kate was said to have been left in tears over ­Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress for Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in May. The couple are also set to snub the traditional Christmas shoot after Meghan raised concerns about killing “defenceless animals”. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
18 Dec 18
jaybotten

Emergence 3.0 A Novel – In One Page Per Day Day 352, Tuesday December 18th, 2018 Chapter Two: Position Jim took his position. He allowed his consciousness to simultaneously occupy the entire field of remote sensors overseeing every part of the fleet, both from the surface of home world and those positioned throughout the Central […]