Friday, 29 April 2016

Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter 1st April 2016

Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter 1st April 2016

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It's 1st April 2016 - Spring is here. 
Today is April Fools Day so email me any jokes that were done on you today. I wonder why this day came to be.

April Fools' Day (sometimes called All Fools' Day) is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreadinghoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.
Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1392) contains the first recorded association between 1 April and foolishness.
See the post I wrote last month March 2016. 
If you are visiting London, book to stay here. I look forward to hearing from you.

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What is Mother's Day?

What is Mother's Day?

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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).[1][2][3][4] Despite this, in some countries, Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.
We are all very lucky if we have our mothers with us so we must celebrate this day with her, even if she is not here with you and she is abroad. Celebrate a mother's love. See these 50 Mother's Day Quotes And Sayings For Cards, Texts And Social Media: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/50-mothers-day-quotes-and-sayings-cards-texts-and-social-media-439789
One 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."
While children shower their mothers with gifts each year, the most thoughtful part of Mother's Day is when they write cards. In fact, Hallmark estimates that 133 million cards are exchanged every Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day!
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Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter 1st March 2016


Rose Guesthouse Monthly Newsletter 1st March 2016

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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. Please see them below:
  1. What were the last wishes of Alexander the Great?
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  2. 11 ways to Make Valentine's Day Special on a Budget
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As Summer is coming soon, and our summers are very hot in London book now while the prices are low. Our room rates will be higher if you book in the midst of Summer to stay at our guesthouse. It is still a bit cold here now so prices are always cheaper when you book early and when the weather has not yet turned. 

We are offering 50% discount for all monthly stays using the promotion code: monthlyrate2403
If you have a friend or any of your family are thinking to visit London please forward this email to them. I wish you a pleasant Spring. Best wishes.
Annie Bennett - Customer Services Manager
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What were the last wishes of Alexander the Great?

What were the last wishes of Alexander the Great?

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Where is your money? Where is your power? Where is your arrogance?
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..
Have you ever wondered how you will leave this world with all your properties and money? I have often wondered about death and how people will think of me when I am gone. I have no children at the moment and I have property so if I die now, it will go to my immediate family. I manage a guesthouse in London and I often wonder about the meaning of life. Of course when you go to a new country you have never visited before, you will need somewhere to stay so I believe I am satisfying a necessary need for tourists and visitors of London. I enjoy meeting all kinds of people with their different cultures. I guess I enjoy my job.
We all have our professions or jobs. I know some of you work for food and shelter and not for pleasure but that is also a need whether it is for your family or just yourself. Having huge amounts of money and property is nothing in the big screen of things. Having exactly what you need to live is important but having too much of anything has not always been a good thing. An example of this are the rich celebrities that died early in their life due to an overdose of drugs, drink, early onset of cancer and some of them even committed suicide. We the public, thought that they had everything and yet it seems they had nothing.
Alexander the Great certainly made that clear in his last 3 wishes before he died. None of us can stop death. It will come to us. I often think about what I have given to the world. In this post I hope I have made those of you who didn't think start to think now. You may be very young or very old or just middle aged when you read this post. Whatever you are, I would hope that from now on, you make the right decisions about your life and have no regrets when it is your time to go. I am not necessarily talking about your job or your career but more about your health and your family; the one you have and the one you wish to have. Love is also important as we all want to love and be loved. It is human nature. 
No one on his deathbed ever said, "I wish I had spent more time on my business".Paul E. Tsongas, New York Times, Jan 14, 1987
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11 ways to Make Valentine's Day Special on a Budget

11 ways to Make Valentine's Day Special on a Budget

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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 go to this link: www.roseguesthouse.co.uk/blog.htm 
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ROSE GUESTHOUSE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - 1st February 2016


ROSE GUESTHOUSE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER - 1st February 2016

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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?
See this link by Time Out on How to Enjoy Valentines Day In London: 
http://www.timeout.com/london/valentines-day-in-london
See this link by Visit London on things to do on Valentines Day in London: 
http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/whats-on/valentines-day
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