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SEVEN WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

The Colossus of Rhodes
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

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Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird is the most common ladybird in Europe. Its elytra are of a red colour, but punctuated with three black spots each, with one further spot being spread over the junction of the two, making a total of seven spots, from which the species derives both its common and scientific names.

imageimage  David Beckham, Manchester United

and England

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I’ve always loved knots so I thought this figure of eight stopper knot was appropriate today

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Lawrence Dallaglio England no 8

http://www.rugby-sidestep-central.com/rugby-number-eight.html

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewens_Ponds

Paul Gascoyne, No 8, Soccer Saint or Sinner
Paul Gascoyne, No 8, Soccer Saint or Sinner

England, Newcastle, Spurs, Lazzio, Rangers, Middlesborough! Everton…

Octopus

image http://www.coolfactsforkids.com/octopus-facts-for-kids/ An octopus is a cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda having two eyes and four pairs of arms and, like other cephalopods, it is bilaterally symmetric. The mouth is at the centre point of the arms has a hard beak.  The animal has no skeleton, allowing it to squeeze into crevices and through gaps in the topography of its environment.   Octopuses are among the most intelligent and behaviorally flexible of all invertebrates.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Octopus

Spiders

Orb weavers (Araneidae) 2-28 mm (1/16-1 1/8 in) long; 8 eyes arranged in 2 rows of 4; vary in size shape and color; abdomen is usually shaped like pancakes, but can have protuberances;

Spider web
Spider web

Orb weavers spin spiral webs on support lines that radiate out from the center. They are often found in the center of their webs

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Spending the day finishing off odd jobs, taking in my travelling trousers, and doing the piles thing. Have to get the suitcase down from the top of the wardrobe. Just a bit tricky!



                            

It’s a good job I’ve got a decent step ladder!

I’d better make a start….



Well that’s the essentials time for a coffee I think!

 I think that I’m coming to terms with the WordPress programme, and the selfie stick!  It seems just a little easier each time I blog.