Category Archives: #international

All I Can Say Is Wow! The Natural Beauty of the Fall Season

“The spectacular natural beauty of the trees and their Fall colours make you smile and appreciate your environment when you pass through under their canopies or their panels. You see them as you travel through A and B roads across borders towns around Kelso, Scotland.”

via The Natural Beauty of the Fall Season — ScotlandandMe2by

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Very Beautiful Town of Scotland: Kelso, Scotland – Our New Hometown in UK

I will visit this location in the near future … would be lovely to experience all these sceneries and historic sites.

via Kelso, Scotland – Our New Hometown in UK — ScotlandandMe2by

Fantastic Views of Scotland’s Rolling Hills and Flock of Sheep

These are familiar sceneries along the A Roads that will go to Edinburgh, Scotland or going to another town or village within the Scottish Borders Towns and around Kelso, Scotland.

via Flock of Sheep on Scotland’s Rolling Hills and Farms — ScotlandandMe2by

“You Can Actually Make A Choice” – Prof Danny Dorling

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Professor Danny Dorling said it plain and simple. There is freedom of choice when not in fear and frightened. Having a choice is a realistic value in every human being. However, there are many who don’t have that choice because of inability to save resources that they need.

What this means to you?

  • Self assessing your abilities to gain independence that will give you the choice you wanted in life

  • Make priorities about what makes sense in spending your earning and save, save, save some or most of your income. Your future will depend on that success and choice. Having adequate savings will provide you that choice to enjoy living life independently

  • Refrain from being ‘subservient sucker’ to capitalism or being an ‘economic slave’ – be yourself, practical, use commons sense, exercise independent thinking that will give you that ‘real choice’

135 Years Ago “Enjoy the 2017 Labor Day”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Real Estate: Advantages of a “Live-in Ready Home” and the Amenities of Nature Plus Convenience …

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Why should I look for quality home when buying a residence? For sure, the first consideration is the peace of mind and not much work to be done upon arrival of settling-in.  Of course, there is an argument of buying a newly built house in a new development or buying a well maintained home that already exist in a desirable neighborhood that is well equipped; within the beautiful environment, spectacular views, neighborhood, residents, natural and shopping amenities.

Personal preferences exist regardless of motivation. However, when one make a decision for a long term abode that is influenced with personal convenience and circumstances. Big consideration is location, location, location. These three words’ #realestate motto will come with a $Price Tag; oftentimes not accessible to everyone. There are opportunities for everyone regardless of likes and dislikes.

This home is one of its rarity, plus it provides you a preview of how well-maintained this home through the Pre-inspection Report that was made available through their Selling Agent in MLS Listing #1143965. Private viewing can be arranged through your Real Estate Broker.

Why Consider the Advantages? Because of serenity and balanced living  …

You are not only buying a house, you are buying a home where you can relax, enjoy your moments with all the amenities within and its surroundings. Accessibility to various metropolis, cultural immersions, public and private infrastructures.

When you like sunsets without going away from home, convenient living in this home offers you those phenomenal sunsets from Spring Season to Winter Season through picture windows in the house. Like the following photos; don’t you feel like experiencing all of these? According to the current home owners, each day has a new panorama to appreciate over cocktails, coffee or tea.

You can also create your own “from garden to table experience” by building your own organic vegetable or produce garden within your own backyard. The current owners of this ‘rarely available single level home’ have enjoyed their own organically sustained garden over the years with the following fruits and vegetables;

The new owner of this home will enjoy numerous bearing fruit berries, seasonal plants and flowers, plus the serene surroundings that are available day-in and day-out or one can enjoy the private sanctuary that will be waiting for them.

 

When you enjoy private living with natural amenities, having conversations with and entertaining friends, this place is made for your lifestyle.

Actively Looking for a New Home? One Tip that experienced home buyers share is to request a Pre-inspection Report through your professional representative and discuss its details so that you are educated on the advantages of owning a well maintained home or embracing lots of unwanted home projects in addition to your real estate purchase cost. My personal experience was understanding the Pre-inspection Report and made the best decision.

Happy 2017 Pride Glasgow (Scotland)

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Another year to celebrate the Pride Glasgow 2017.

“Pride Glasgow annual parade of LGBTI celebration with 5000 people taking part in the parade each year and being watched by over 50000 people as it makes it way through Glasgow City Centre on a busy Saturday afternoon the parade is one of the best ways for community groups, organisations and businesses to show their support to the LGBTI community.” (source: PrideGlasgow)

You Are Invited to the Groundbreaking of the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation in Bellingham

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

This invitation was received from the Chair of the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation organization. He asked that we will share it to everyone who may have an interest of attending.

You are welcome to share this invite to anyone whom you feel will be available on September 4, 2017.

Please find the invitation below; 

“We believe the best way to honor our ancestors is to educate our future generations. While the granite memorial will be a symbolic reminder about our history, we consider this a learning moment for us all Americans to be vigilant so that such events never happen in the future,” said Satpal Sidhu, a Whatcom County Council member and Chair of the Arch of Healing organization.

“the Arch, “symbolizes our renewed commitment to American democratic values and… will celebrate the rich diversity that provides energy and creativity for generations to come.” said Mayor Kelli Linville

“During our current troubled times the soon to be erected Arch of Healing and Reconciliation will serve as both a reminder of our past deplorable events aimed toward the Sikh, Chinese, and Japanese immigrant populations and as a welcoming beacon for future immigrants coming to our city.” said Terry Bornemann, long-time Bellingham City Council member and member of Arch Committee

“Never have we been so keenly aware of how bigotry can unravel the fabric of our society. The arch symbolizes respect for others, fairness, and opportunity for all – internationally recognized values of hope.  It’s time to pitch in and make this project a reality,” said Tim Douglas, former Bellingham Mayor and vice chair of Arch Committee.

(source credit: Copy of Press Release provided, dated Aug 15, 2017)

 

“Meow, Meow! Enjoy the Summery International Cat Day”

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Don’t forget to give a treat and a hug to your kitty!

“Happy Birthday President Obama #44, America Missed You”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Barkley Hill-based Home at 98226 Bellingham for Convenient Living Called Home

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist

Real Estate professionals and potential serious home buyers must see this beautifully presented #BarkleyHill-based Home for convenient living … click the image below to experience it. or click this link Great for social media sharing

Squids Increased Dramatically in UK’s North Sea – An Impact of #ClimateChange

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“Climate Change is affecting fish habitation as well. Scientists in the United Kingdom observed that fish like squids that are usually found in the warmer waters have dramatically increased their presence in the north seas of UK. In the contrary, the fish that enjoy the colder water like cods are moving out. These reversed situations are impacts of #ClimateChange.”

Environment Editor Damian Carrington wrote; “Squid and anchovies are moving into warming waters in large numbers, a report finds, with the long-lost bluefin tuna also returning”. (source credit: theguardian)

Berlin, Happy Pride Celebration! “No Hate Crimes”

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Happy Pride to Berlin LGBTQ Community. Enjoy your celebration during the Annual Christopher Street Day.

Updates: Germany’s President Signed “Marriage for All” Legalized #SameSexMarriage “It’s not about special rights but about equal rights” #MarriageEquality #LGBTQ+

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Updates: As of July 21, 2017 – Germany’s Marriage Equality has been signed into law by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier which will take effect in October 1, 2017. Please click on the image below for more details of the story. (credit source: dw.com)

Indeed, on June 30, 2017, Germany’s Bundestag (Parliament) voted for the legalization of #SameSexMarriage across Germany.

Our Congratulations to the LGBTQ+ community across Germany. There is nothing more essential that to get recognized with equal marriage to those of the heterosexuals. More Power across the globe for #MarriageEquality.

“It is very positive for the self-esteem of gays and lesbians; it’s very important for people coming out, knowing that they have this equality,; and it sends clear message to any homophobic refugees coming to Germany; We have equality here.” – said Arndt Bächler, Counselor and Addiction Therapist, Berlin’s Gay Counselling Center.

“The law was not about ‘special rights for anyone but about equal rights’; the law would play significant role in combating discrimination, by helping make same-sex relationships a social norm in Germany, as they have been as many countries across Europe.  Last week, the German Parliament voted to void the convictions of 50,000 men punished under anti-gay law repealed in 1994.

I am certain that just a few years from now, as a society we will look back on this decision on Marriage Equality, and ask ourselves, “Why on earth did it take us so long?” – said, Christine Lüders, Director of Germany’s Anti-discrimination Agency (source credit: NYTimes)

Sunset Comes At The Right Time and Location #BarkleyHill-98226

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

When you are sitting at the deck of this property, the marvelous daily sunset will show up. Especially when you are enjoying your wine and unwinding from the day chores that took place.

On July 23 at 2PM, you might put that in your calendar to go and view the ‘Open House’ of this single level Ranch-style home that has the essentials of family living peacefully within a desirable neighborhood atop the Barkley Hill 98226 Zip Code – Bellingham, Washington.

Who Says Drinking Coffee Is Unhealthy “Do you drink coffee?”

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

“I like my two cups of coffee everyday before starting my day. Then another cup of coffee during afternoon snacks or after dinner. With that three cups a day, I am in alignment with the recently and newly published research at the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Where it said; 3 cups of drinking coffee daily is beneficial to the body.”

Advantages of drinking coffee:

Joe Tidy, a Sky News Correspondent wrote;  “Men who downed at least three cups of coffee a day were 18% less likely to die from any cause than non-coffee drinkers. Women drinking the same amount benefited less, but still experienced an 8% reduction in mortality over the period measured.” (credit source: news.sky.com)

In the same article it says; “the researchers found that the group with the highest consumption of coffee had a lower risk for all-causes of death, compared to those who did not drink coffee.”

Research Conclusion:

“Coffee drinking was associated with reduced risk for death from various causes. This relationship did not vary by country”. (source credit: Annals of Internal Medicine)

This Ranch-style House #3707NHeatherPlace: With Fabulous Views, Beautiful English-influenced Landscape Garden, Modern Amenities, In Great Neighborhood, It Could Be Yours

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

This rare real estate property is something that one will enjoy as a personal home, retirement home, as a family home or a holiday home. It is unique and in great location – cannot find this quality of well maintained home in this market.

The views will surely make you enjoy your cocktails while enjoying spectacular sunset, have your friends dine with you during lunch or dinner, host your celebrations internally or outdoors in its big deck or backyard adorned with a distinctive English-influenced landscape and organic sustainable garden with seasonal flowers and changing foliage that keep popping-up season after season.

This #Ranch-style home is available for anyone who likes modern with beautiful picture windows around the house to enjoy every scenery through them, stainless steel appliances, private and relaxing backyard, you can enjoy growing your favorite seasonal vegetables; located at the desirable location at #Barkley Hills in #Bellingham, Washington.

Please share this to your family and friends who may be looking for an opportunity of a beautiful home with a distinctive quality.

If you are looking for a private, big yard, worth the money you spend, well maintained home, modern-open lay-out plan with big spaces, in great neighborhood, desirable zip code to live – this is the place to be and walk-in ready for your life-style living.

This is a #realestate in excellent condition, the home owners have diligently updated all parts of the home for enjoyment of living with a style. This is a very rare quality single-level Ranch-style home in this market, it will be hard to find and it will be hard to pass for the right buyer. #3707NHeatherPlace #Bellingham #BarkleyHill #98226

Visit the link of the property (please see first image above), then arrange for a personal visit with your Professional Real Estate Agent or call the Representing Professional Real Estate Agent to arrange the viewing at your convenience.

Justin Trudeau Received the Degree “Doctor honoris causa” Conferred by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Pete Earthlé, IdeasNConversations @IdeasN

Today, July 5, 2017, the Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Honorable Justin Trudeau got awarded an honorary degree of Doctor honoris causa.

This is a recognition of Justin Trudeau’s achievements as a public servant with strong commitments to equality and diversity, which was presented by University’s Principal and Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

He received an Honorary degree “Doctor honoris causa” in recognition of his commitment to equality and diversity;

Mr. Trudeau addressed the 2017 Graduating Class of the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh and said;

“If something excites you a lot and scares you a little, you should probably do it.  Be bold, be brave, be open to the incredible opportunities in front of you, and to be the best versions of yourselves.”

“Class of 2017, we need you, the world needs you, so be the best version of yourselves and go make us all proud. Congratulations.” (source credit: theUniversityofEdinburg)

More power and successes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada.

241st Day of American Independence

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Today is the 241st Day since the United States of American gained its independence. Happy Independence Day to Everyone.

While it is fun to enjoy celebratory get together, it will be wise always to not driving after consuming much alcohol. Let a friend drive on your behalf. Be safe.

credit: comparasave.com

Happy 150th Anniversary Canada

By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist

Canada, Our best wishes for more 150 Anniversaries that will come …

We celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We come together as Canadians to celebrate the achievements of our great country, reflect on our past and present, and look boldly toward our future. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Statement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau;

“Canada’s story stretches back long before Confederation, to the first people who worked, loved, and built their lives here, and to those who came here centuries later in search of a better life for their families. In 1867, the vision of Sir George-Étienne Cartier and Sir John A. Macdonald, among others, gave rise to Confederation – an early union, and one of the moments that have come to define Canada.

“In the 150 years since, we have continued to grow and define ourselves as a country. We fought valiantly in two world wars, built the infrastructure that would connect us, and enshrined our dearest values – equality, diversity, freedom of the individual, and two official languages – in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These moments, and many others, shaped Canada into the extraordinary country it is today – prosperous, generous, and proud.

“At the heart of Canada’s story are millions of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They exemplify what it means to be Canadian: ambitious aspirations, leadership driven by compassion, and the courage to dream boldly. Whether we were born here or have chosen Canada as our home, this is who we are.

“Ours is a land of Indigenous Peoples, settlers, and newcomers, and our diversity has always been at the core of our success. Canada’s history is built on countless instances of people uniting across their differences to work and thrive together. We express ourselves in French, English, and hundreds of other languages, we practice many faiths, we experience life through different cultures, and yet we are one country. Today, as has been the case for centuries, we are strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them.

“As we mark Canada 150, we also recognize that for many, today is not an occasion for celebration. Indigenous Peoples in this country have faced oppression for centuries. As a society, we must acknowledge and apologize for past wrongs, and chart a path forward for the next 150 years – one in which we continue to build our nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relationship with the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Nation.

“Our efforts toward reconciliation reflect a deep Canadian tradition – the belief that better is always possible. Our job now is to ensure every Canadian has a real and fair chance at success. We must create the right conditions so that the middle class, and those working hard to join it, can build a better life for themselves and their families.

“Great promise and responsibility await Canada. As we look ahead to the next 150 years, we will continue to rise to the most pressing challenges we face, climate change among the first ones. We will meet these challenges the way we always have – with hard work, determination, and hope.

“On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we celebrate the millions of Canadians who have come together to make our country the strong, prosperous, and open place it is today. On behalf of the Government of Canada, I wish you and your loved ones a very happy Canada Day.” (credit source: PM Website)