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Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter   1st September 2016


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What is Mother's Day?       6th March 2016

Mother's Day is a modern celebration honoring one's mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It is a day of the year on which mothers are particularly honoured by their children. In North America and South Africa it is the second Sunday in May; in Britain it has become another term for Mothering Sunday.

The celebration of Mother's Day began in the United States in the early 20th century; it is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a celebration of the mother church, not motherhood). Despite this, in some countries, Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.

Some of the quotes are: "Mom, you have been the most influential person in my life. I appreciate all the sacrifices you made to raise me. Happy Mother's Day."

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10 Reasons Why London Is A Great Place To Live And Work    6th March 2016

1.    Opportunities: London being a huge city and a famous hub internationally for business, finance and the creative industries, is crammed full of amazing opportunities to help you progress your career. Whether you’re currently living abroad and considering London, or whether you’re from one of the UK’s smaller cities, London will definitely have the perfect role for you. London offers a wide range of job opportunities, whether you’re looking for your next corporate banking move or whether you’re searching for a role in a quirky tech start-up. It's a brilliant city to progress your career and progress it quickly, more so than anywhere else in the UK, so grab the bull by the horns if you've got ambition! 
2.    Creativity:
Awash with diverse cultures, London is second to none for the creative industries, with a plethora of opportunities in singing, writing, acting, art, design and photography. You’re more likely to make a bigger impact creatively in this city than in any other city in the UK because London literally lives and breathes the stuff.
3.    Easy Travel:
With an integrated travel system in and around the city, there is no shortage of travel options to get to where you need to be, whether you’re travelling on the tube, bus or overground rail. London’s tube shouldn’t leave you waiting for more than 3 minutes, provided there are no issues (which of course, with everything, do occur). 

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Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter 1st March 2016

It's 1st March 2016 - Spring is here. 
Last month went so quickly with Valentines Day and Leap Year yesterday being 29th February 2016 which comes every 4 years. 
I wrote 2 posts for my blog last month..........

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What were the last wishes of Alexander the Great?   26th February 2016

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his 3 ultimate wishes:
1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery, and
3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see.

One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain. Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:
1. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.
2. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.
3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME..........

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11 ways to Make Valentine's Day Special on a Budget  13th February 2016

Love with diamonds and a five star meal is neither a necessity nor necessarily a meaningful expression of love for Valentine's Day. Having the means to pay for expensive gifts and experiences does not relieve the giver from expressing love personally, nor does it relieve the recipient from returning such love personally. If you're worried that your funds can't stretch far enough to give your beloved a Valentine's Day to remember, realize that the best experience on Valentine's Day is having your partner come away from it with the absolute knowledge that they're loved, cared about, and wanted. Save your money and still have a great Valentine's Day.
1) Avoid equating love with consumption. 
2) Minimize rather than do without. 
3) Make your own. 
4) Think of something you can do for your love. 
5) Exchange cheesy but sweet gifts that remind you of one another, for whatever reason. 
6) Give time. 
7) Create a special evening at home together. 
8) Stargaze.
9) Be spontaneous. 
10) Take a walk down memory lane together.
11) Say "I love you".
How to enjoy Valentine's Day in London: Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Capital. 9 romantic things to do. Valentine's day events. Valentine's Day parties. What Londoners really want. Where to wine and dine this February 14th. Bag the best valentines deals. 15 mush free romantic movies. Listen to the best love songs. 
Valentine's Day: How to spend the day, the best gifts for your partner and everything else you need to know. Not long to go until February 14th. The day when lovers exchange cards, gifts, flowers and chocolates with their special 'valentine'. Here's everything you need to know. Oysters at 25p each at Morrisons. Say it with chocolate. Make a heart shaped pizza. 10 gorgeous cocktails you make by The Telegraph. Play some slushy songs. Over the years, February 14th became more popular and was romanticised by the likes of Chaucer and later Shakespeare. In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared the day St Valentine's Day. There is so much confusion around who St Valentine was that the Catholic Church stopped liturgical veneration of him in 1969, although his name remains on its list of officially recognised saints. Not such a prude after all: the secrets of Henry VIII’s love life........ 

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Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter      1st February 2016

The year is moving on and we are now in February already. Valentines Day is here in 2 weeks time so why not invite your Valentine to celebrate the day together in London.

Valentine's Day. Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine's Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

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 71 Reasons to Visit London in 2016     1st January 2016

See this video of the London Fireworks 2016 - New Year's Eve Fireworks - BBC One. As Big Ben strikes midnight, there are live celebrations from the Thames Embankment with London's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks display. London is a wonderful place to visit. From historic anniversaries to inspiring art exhibitions, nail-biting sport tournaments, and top theatre shows, 2016 in London is packed full of things to do. Get your calendar out and start planning ahead. Breathtaking Free Events in London. 71 reasons to visit London in 2016 are:

1. Welcome 2016 with the New Year’s Day Parade 2016, a colourful parade through Central London, featuring more than 8,000 performers. 
2. See London transformed by an array of light installations and 3D projections at Lumiere London,the biggest light festival ever to hit the capital. 
3. Join in Chinese New Year’s celebrations in Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. Book a table in one of the best Chinese restaurants in London, and check out..........

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5 Things you (probably) didn’t know about King Henry VIII (Year 1491 - 1547)

14th December 2015

King Henry VIII is largely remembered as a bully who executed his opponents, oversaw the destruction of religious buildings and works of art, and killed off two of his six wives. But is this image wholly accurate? There is a feature on the ups and downs of Henry VIII's explosive relationship with his chief adviser, Thomas Cromwell, historian Tracy Borman reveals 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the former king.

5 interesting facts about Henry VIII are:

1) Henry VIII was slim and athletic for most of his life.
2) Henry VIII was a tidy eater. 
3) Henry was a bit of a prude.
4) Henry’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell liked to party.
5) Henry VIII sent more men and women to their deaths than any other monarch.

1) Henry VIII was slim and athletic for most of his life

At six feet two inches tall, Henry VIII stood head and shoulders above most of his court. He had an athletic physique and excelled at sports, regularly showing off his prowess in the jousting arena. Having inherited the good looks of his grandfather, Edward IV, in 1515 Henry was described as “the handsomest potentate I have ever set eyes on…” ................

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History of London. Henry VIII's Reign (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He tortured many people at the London Dungeon which is situated underneath the Tower of London. I have seen the London Dungeon and it is scarey. They say the ghosts of the tortured souls are haunting..........

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Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter     1st December 2015

Get ready. Christmas and New Years Day are 4 weeks away. Have you started putting up the Christmas Tree and hanging your decorations and lights up? Are you ready to make your New Years resolutions for 2016? If you are thinking of visiting London, book your great value room here for your holidays.  The world famous Lord Mayor's fireworks return once again and venues across the capital host swanky parties, late-night gigs and live entertainment, meaning there are plenty of ways to see in 2016 in style................ 

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Today is the Lord Mayors Show in London.     14th November 2015

The Lord Mayor's Show went ahead in London with flags at half mast, fireworks cancelled and a two-minute silence following the attacks in Paris. City of London Police said a "proportional policing operation" was in place. Armed officers were present. The new Lord Mayor Jeffrey Mountevans led the two-minute silence marking the Paris attacks. This year's events marked the 800th anniversary of the role of lord mayor of the City of London......

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Do you prefer to stay in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast?

November 10th 2015

I have always preferred to stay in a bed and breakfast when I went on holiday whether it was the Isle of Wight or Dubai. It is nicer to stay at a hotel but then this depends on the price. Certain destinations abroad like Egypt, Dubai, India have hotels that cost the same or cheaper than a guesthouse in London. Of course there are hotels that are not affordable but I did stay in a 5 * hotel in Sharm El Shaikh......

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Which is more profitable; renting rooms in a house or renting self contained flats?

November 4th 2015

With the economy of this country in jeopardy with the loss of critical NHS staff , lower number of police officers and high numbers of unemployed people claiming benefits in the UK, the government is correct in encouraging home owners to rent rooms in their homes. This not only boosts the economy in the long run but allows the home owners who are struggling to pay their mortgages a chance to maintain their repayments......

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Rose Guesthouse Halloween Newsletter         1st November 2015

Hi, today is Halloween so lets celebrate together. London is packed with places to go and enjoy with your friends and family or alone if you want to creep yourself out at Halloween. I would start with the London Dungeon if you want to be scared. It shows all the torture chambers used at the bottom of the Tower of London in our past history. Bad times for people at that time. Then there are the theatres and Halloween films out all this week leading up to Bonfire Fire. There are firework displays all over London in the local parks this week especially tonight...... 

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