Must have for Christmas – the Selfie Stick

Must have for Christmas  – the Selfie Stick. The worldwide success of the ‘Selfie’ will now become more sophisticated with the introduction of the ‘Selfie Stick ‘ . Our Video tells you how you can buy or make one for yourself – this is  a ‘must have’ Christmas Present 2014  for your friends and family !

Far cheaper than the ‘Selfie Drone’ – Crafters will be happy that they can make this present themselves.

Must Have Christmas present for 2014 - The 'Selfie Stick '

Must Have Christmas present for 2014 – The ‘Selfie Stick ‘

We share Mashable’s 21 geatest selfies of 2014 with you maybe with a ‘Selfie Stick ‘ you will feature in 2015 !


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Sheer/Sheep Happiness in a Selfie Stick or Selfie in the STICKS – courtesy



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Extraordinary World of Artist George Rousse

Discover the extraordinary World of French Artist & Photographer George Rousse  -which is difficult to explain but wonderful to experience . Perhaps best described as 3D Real Life optical illusions . You will enjoy and marvel at the Photos and videos.

George Rousse - French Artist Photographer

George Rousse – French Artist Photographer


When he was 9 years old, Rousse received the legendary Kodak Brownie camera as a Christmas gift. Since then, the camera has never left his side. While attending medical school in Nice, he decided to study professional photography and printing techniques, then opened his own studio dedicated to architectural photography. Soon, his passion for the medium led to devote himself entirely to photography, following in the footsteps of such great American masters as Steichen, Stieglitz and Ansel Adams.

After he discovered Land Art, Malevich’s Black Square Against a White Field’s work. Georges Rousse altered his relationship to photography, practicing an approach that shifted the relationship of painting to space.


George Rousse - French Artist Photographer

George Rousse – French Artist Photographer

He began making installations in the types of abandoned or derelict buildings that have long held an attraction for him—creating ephemeral, one-of-a-kind artworks by transforming these sites into pictorial spaces that are visible only in his photographs.

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SHOOTING STARS – don’t miss them Diary for 2015 -free fireworks !

SHOOTING STARS – don’t miss them Diary for 2015 -free fireworks !Shooting stars look like stars that quickly shoot across the sky, but they are not stars. A shooting star is really a small piece of rock or dust that hits Earth’s atmosphere from space. It moves so fast that it heats up and glows as it moves through the atmosphere. Shooting stars are actually what astronomers call meteors. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere before they reach the ground. However, once in a while a meteor is large enough than some of it survives and reaches Earth’s surface. Then it is called a meteorite.

27 February 2014 – UK treated to rare sight of Northern Lights -see below



Quadrantids Night of January 2 Just past new
Lyrids Night of April 21 Rises around 3 a.m.
Eta Aquarids Night of May 5 Sets after midnight
Comet 209P/LINEAR Night of May 23 Early morning crescent
Perseids Night of August 12 In view most of the night
Orionids Night of October 21 Dawn crescent
Leonids Night of November 16 Early morning crescent
Geminids Night of December 13 In view after midnight


Don’t miss these celestial fireworks dispays !


A shooting star is another name for a meteoroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere. So, a shooting star isn’t a star at all.Most of the shooting stars that we can see are known as meteoroids. These are objects as small as a piece of sand, and as large as a boulder. Smaller than a piece of sand, and astronomers call them interplanetary dust. If they’re larger than a boulder, astronomers call them asteroids.

A meteoroid becomes a meteor when it strikes the atmosphere and leaves a bright tail behind it. The bright line that we see in the sky is caused by the ram pressure of the meteoroid. It’s not actually caused by friction, as most people think.

When a meteoroid is larger, the streak in the sky is called a fireball or bolide. These can be bright, and leave a streak in the sky that can last for more than a minute. Some are so large they even make crackling noises as they pass through the atmosphere.

If any portion of the meteoroid actually survives its passage through the atmosphere, astronomers call them meteorites.

Some of the brightest and most popular meteor showers are the Leonids, the Geminids, and the Perseids. With some of these showers, you can see more than one meteor (or shooting star) each minute.

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AIDS – Lest we Forget – World AIDS DAY

AIDS – Lest we Forget – World AIDS DAY  – Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69% live in sub-Saharan Africa. There are roughly 23.8 million infected persons in all of Africa. See our LINKS for how YOU can Help….

World Aids Day

World Aids Day

1. 91% of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa.

2. More than one million adults and children die every year from HIV/AIDS in Africa alone. In 2011, 1.7 million people worldwide died from AIDS.

Freddie Mercury-Lost to AIDS

Freddie Mercury-Lost to AIDS

3. Since the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, more than 75 million people have contracted the illness, and over 36 million have died from an HIV-related cause.

4. 71% of the HIV/AIDS-related deaths in 2011 were people living in Africa.

Rudolf nureyev-lost to aids

Rudolf nureyev-lost to aids

5. Antiretroviral drug treatments can tremendously decrease the number of HIV-related deaths by delaying the progression of the virus and allowing people to live relatively healthy, normal lives.

6. Due to an insufficient supply of antiretroviral drugs and health care providers in 2010, only 5 of the 10 million HIV-positive patients in Africa were able to receive treatment.

7 Because of HIV/AIDs, the average life-expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa is 54.4 years of age. In some countries in Africa, it’s below 49.

Rock Hudson - Lost to AIDS

Rock Hudson – Lost to AIDS

8. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has drastically slowed the economic growth and social development in Africa, because hundreds of thousands of people are unable to work or receive an education.

9. Contraceptive use of condoms has doubled in recent years because it is an inexpensive provision to offer to both the HIV-positive and negative. However, the method is void when couples are hoping to conceive or have already engaged with infected persons

10. A pregnant woman not treated with the proper drugs, has a 20-45% chance that her infant will contract the virus from pregnancy. 59% of HIV-positive people in Africa are women, the majority of children diagnosed with HIV get the virus from their mothers.

Arthur Ashe - Lost to AIDS

Arthur Ashe – Lost to AIDS

Today is World Aids Day – but have we forgotten ? Are we doing enough ? Was it a biologically manufactured disease ? Some  insist that the USA government deliberately injected gay men with the virus during 1978 hepatitis-B experiments in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Still others point to Richard Nixon, who combined the U.S. Army’s biowarfare department with the National Cancer Institute in 1971.

The epidemic did not begin in Africa. The first AIDS cases were uncovered in Manhattan in 1979. At that time there were no reported African cases. In fact, the AIDS epidemic in Africa did not begin until the autumn of 1982 at the earliest.

How was HIV introduced exclusively into the gay community in the late 1970s? The exclusive introduction of HIV into the homosexual population of New York City is an unprecedented event in the history of medicine. This biologic phenomenon has never been fully explained scientifically. There is certainly no evidence to indicate white gay men were the only people exposed to sexual contact with Africans, particularly at a time when the epidemic did not exist in Africa. Furthermore, it is biologically impossible for a purported sexually-transmitted and blood borne “virus out of Africa” to infect only young, white, healthy men in Manhattan! Yet, the impossible did happen. Despite these facts, we are repeatedly told that AIDS began in Africa, even though the American epidemic began before the African epidemic.

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Scotland Independence – What is under the Kilt ?

Scotland Independence -What is under the Kilt ?

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IF you love Game of Thrones – you will love “Pugs of Westeros”

IF you love Game of Thrones- you will love “Pugs of Westeros”. Video Blinkbox brings us “The Pugs of Westeros “. Owners    Phillip and Sue Lauer  and their pugs  Roxy, Blue and Bono love nothing more than dressing up as their favourite characters.

Although the couple have been styling their pugs in different outfits for years as everything from members of the royal family, to the cast of Lord Of The Rings this is their first ever foray into film .




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Chinese Billionaire creates world’s tallest Eco friendly building

Chinese Billionaire creates world’s tallest Eco friendly building .Video  with indoor farms capable of feeding 20,000 and to be finished by the end of this year Sky City, a vertical metropolis will have  homes and hotels, schools and hospitals 


“It’s always said that the solution to environmental problems starts at the grass roots level,” says Chinese billionaire Zhang Yue, sitting in his office in Changsha, central China, in a building modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Out of the window extends a long ceremonial avenue, lined with ornamental box hedges and cypress trees, terminating in a replica of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Back to the FUTURE  -  Giza meets Versaielles

Back to the FUTURE – Giza meets Versailles

“I think that’s a mistake. Rich people recognise environmental problems first. How can you wake up if your living standard is very poor? Only the richest of the rich, the smartest of the smart, the greatest of the great, wake up first.”

Zhang would know about such things. He was the first man in China to own a private jet, having made his millions selling air conditioning units, but at the age of 54 has now renounced his material possessions in favour of saving the planet. And his answer? Building the tallest building in the world in the fastest possible time: Sky City, a vertical metropolis of homes and hotels, schools and hospitals – along with indoor farms capable of feeding 20,000. To be finished by the end of this year, he hopes.

Source : The Guardian UK

D-Day -90 year old Veteran escapes Care Home for Normandy

D-Day -90 year old Veteran escapes Care Home for Normandy. Bernard Jordan a former Mayor of Hove secretly left his Care Home , wearing his medals under his grey jacket and boarded a coach to France.

D-DAY Adventure for Bernard Jordan -

D-DAY Adventure for Bernard Jordan –

At 10.30pm on Thursday – 12 hours after he was last seen – a younger veteran called to say he had met the pensioner on a coach on the journey to the commemorations.

He said the pair were sitting in a hotel in Ouistreham, Normandy, where world leaders have been mingling with veterans to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Mr Jordan, a former mayor of Hove, was pictured with “Candy Girl” ferry staff on the way back to England.

Staff member Sonia Pittam told Sky News the 90-year-old was “a game old boy”.

She said: “He certainly has his wits about him, he didn’t say much about the landings, just how pleased he was to be on board and couldn’t believe how everyone was looking after them and all the people waving on the route to the harbour entrance.”

Source: Sky News


D DAY History

MANIFESTATION – ANTI Corrida a Vic Fezensac Gers 32 -DIMANCHE 8 Juin 2014

MANIFESTATION – ANTI Corrida a Vic Fezensac Gers 32 -DIMANCHE 8 juin 2014.@ 9.30-21.30  PARTAGEZ ET INVITEZ ! Share on Facebook Le mouvement Anti Corrida Gers FRANCE advance !

Pour information : Article 521-1 – Le fait, publiquement ou non, d’exercer des sévices graves, ou de nature sexuelle, ou de commettre un acte de cruauté envers un animal domestique, ou apprivoisé, ou tenu en captivité, est puni de deux ans d’emprisonnement et de 30000 euros d’amende.

A titre de peine complémentaire, le tribunal peut interdire la détention d’un animal, à titre définitif ou non. Les dispositions du présent article ne sont pas applicables aux courses de taureaux lorsqu’une tradition locale ininterrompue peut être invoquée. Elles ne sont pas non plus applicables aux combats de coqs dans les localités où une tradition ininterrompue peut être établie.

Anti Corrida - Vic Fezensac Gers - 8 Juin 2014

Anti Corrida – Vic Fezensac Gers – 8 Juin 2014

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New Google Driverless Car with No steering Wheel

New Google Driverless Car with No steering Wheel. Video .Fantasy or Futile with Space for 2 people, speed of  25mph and no pedals just an emergency Stop !

Google has demonstrated its own driverless car, a design that does away with all conventional controls including the steering wheel, and says it will build 100 of the vehicles for testing with the eventual aim of “bringing this technology to the world safely”.

The company had for several years been testing everyday cars equipped with sensors, navigation equipment and computers to drive themselves but in the meantime it has secretly developed a prototype from scratch that will have no facility for a human to take control, other than an emergency stop button.

An initial 100 testbed versions would retain manual controls, Google said as it unveiled the car on Tuesday. The controls are needed to comply with the law in California which along with Nevada and Florida allows autonomous vehicles but only if a driver can take charge.

Google Driverless Car - Fantasy or Futile ?

Google Driverless Car – Fantasy or Futile ?

Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project, said the aim was to run extended tests in California where Google is based. Urmson argued driverless cars would improve road safety, calling the development “an important step toward improving road safety and transforming mobility for millions of people”. Google said its testing had suggested it was safer to remove conventional controls altogether because the results of a human having to take over suddenly and unexpectedly were unpredictable and potentially dangerous. “We saw stuff that made us a little nervous,” Urmson told the New York Times. The toy-like concept vehicle has two seats, a screen displaying the route and a top speed of 25mph (40km/h). An array of sensors allows the vehicle’s computer to determine its location and surroundings and it can “see” several hundred metres, according to Google. Source : New York Times

Spain – Major Bullfight Cancelled 3 Matadors badly gored

Spain – Major Bullfight Cancelled 3 Matadors badly gored . Good news for Bulls and our campaigns to STOP BULLFIGHTING . This is the first time in Spain for 35 years after three matadors were badly gored.



David Mora suffered serious injuries and had to have a blood transfusion after he was thrown over the horns of a bull called Deslio.

Horrified spectators watched as Mora was dragged like a rag doll by the half-tonne bull until assistants managed to separate the animal from the injured matador.

Bullfighting has been on the decline for years in Spain, with a 2010 survey in leading daily El Pais showing 60 percent of respondents opposed the practice.

Barcelona’s ring held its final bullfight in September 2011 after the Catalonia region banned bullfighting, the second Spanish region to do so after the Canary Islands.

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It seems hard to believe that in this so-called civilised age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and certain other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago, as bear-baiting was. It is difficult to understand how crowds of people will pay money and take pleasure in watching one lone creature – who has never done them any harm — getting hacked to death. How can anyone with an ounce of compassion, cheer and chant olé as a banderilla or lance is thrust into the animal’s pain-racked body?

Bullfighting has a very glorified public image — it is presented as a contest between the brave matador, who boldly risks life and limb to tackle a mad and ferocious beast. The matador is always dressed in a traditional costume of brilliant colours: the bullfight is seen by many as the mysterious ritual between man and beast, which is an integral part of Spanish culture and custom. For this reason, many tourists who visit Spain feel that seeing a bullfight is a necessary part of their holiday


London’s 2014 RHS Chelsea Flower Show-best of Gardening

London’s 2014 Chelsea Flower Show showcases the best of Gardening . Video . HM Queen Elizabeth 11 pays her annual visit to this innovative  Royal Horticultural Society show at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea – Home of the Chelsea Pensioners.


The 2014 Top awards at the RHS Chelsea Show are :

Best Show Garden – The Laurent-Perrier Garden

Designed by Luciano Giubbilei

Best Fresh Garden – The Mind’s Eye

Designed by LDC Design

Best Artisan Garden – Togenkyo – A Paradise on Earth

Designed by Kazuyuki Ishihara


The first Royal Horticultural Society Great Spring Showw as held in 1862, at the RHS garden in Kensington. Before this date the RHS had held flower shows from 1833 in their garden in Chiswick, which themselves had been preceded by fetes. The Great Spring Show was held at Kensington for twenty-six years but in 1888 the RHS decided to move the show to the heart of London. The site chosen was the Temple Gardens, situated between the Embankment and Fleet Street, which had a recorded history dating back to 1307 and which were said to date from the time of the Knights Templar. The roses for which these Temple Gardens were famous were alluded to in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1. Using two marquees requisitioned from the old Kensington shows the 1888 show was a success with exhibits from both amateurs and commercial firms. By 1897 five marquees were being used with many of the best known plant and seed merchants being attracted to the event including Suttons and Sons.

An Annual Delight -Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Show

An Annual Delight -Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Show

The RHS first became involved with the Chelsea Hospital in 1905. Three years before, it had leased the grounds of Holland House in Kensington to hold what was first advertised as a Coronation Rose Show, but which turned into a more general show (with not many roses) by the time it actually opened in June. Two further two-day summer shows took place at Holland House in 1903 and 1904, but then, to the general satisfaction of exhibitors and press, a three-day Summer Show was staged in the Hospital grounds, a more spacious site than Holland House had allowed, with room for five tents. The Summer Shows reverted to Holland House for the years thereafter, except in 1911, when both it and Chelsea proved unavailable, and the Show was held at the Olympia exhibition hall.

The Royal International Horticultural Exhibition of 1912 demonstrated, at a time when the complaints from the Temple were increasing annually, what an excellent site for a show the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital provided. Accordingly, for 1913, the Great Spring Show was moved there. The first Chelsea Flower Show opened on May 20. The Summer Show reverted to Holland House. Despite the First World War, the show was held 1914–1916, but was cancelled in 1917 and 1918.

By the roaring 1920s, the Chelsea Flower Show was back in full swing, the famous Chelsea tea parties were established and Royal visits resumed. In 1926 the show was held a week late due to the General Strike.

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Titanosaur – Dinosaur as big as 14 African Elephants found in Argentina

Titanosaur – Dinosaur as big as 14 African Elephants found in Argentina . Paleontologists in Argentina’s Patagonia region have discovered fossilized remains of a so-called Titanosaur, which may have been the largest dinosaur ever to walk the earth.

Titanosaur was a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod (think Apatosaurus or Brachiosaurus) that walked on four legs and lived during the Cretaceous Period, approximately 95 million years ago.

Titanosaur Nest – The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exhibit that opened on April 16 at the American Museum of Natural History

Jose Luis Carballido, a paleontologist at the Egidio Feruglio Museum in Trelew, Argentina, said in a statement Friday that a Titanosaur weighed around 100 tons, or “the equivalent of more than 14 African elephants.

“This is a true paleontological treasure,” Carbadillo’s statement continued. “There are many remains and they were practically intact, something that does not frequently happen.”

Titanosaur Nest - The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exhibit that opened on April 16 at the American Museum of Natural History

Titanosaur Nest – The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, an exhibit that opened on April 16 at the American Museum of Natural History

A large titanosaurid nesting ground was discovered in Auca Mahuevo, in Patagonia, Argentina and another colony has reportedly been discovered in Spain. Several hundred female saltasaurs dug holes with their back feet, laid eggs in clutches averaging around 25 eggs each, and buried the nests under dirt and vegetation. The small eggs, about 11–12 cm (4–5 in) in diameter, contained fossilised embryos, complete with skin impressions. The impressions showed that titanosaurs were covered in a mosaic armour of small bead-like scales.The huge number of individuals gives evidence of herd behavior, which, along with their armour, could have helped provide protection against large contemporary predators such as Abelisaurus.

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Could Girls beat Boys at Bear Grylls Survival Island ?

Could Girls beat Boys at Bear Grylls Survival Island ?Video .The new TV Programme ‘The Island’ (Channel 4 UK ) with Eaton Educated Bear Grylls evokes childhood memories of Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe .In fact it is ‘the Island’ without Bear Grylls (who leaves them to it )and the 13 men marooned on a Pacific Island do not appear to be doing very well. So why no women – would they do better ?!

It’s called The Island With Bear Grylls (Channel 4) but Bear’s not the centre of attention this time. Or even on the island. He’s just presenting, in the Ant’n’Dec role if this is I’m A Nobody Get Me Out Of Here (of course Bear is man enough to play two men). He’s also the boat driver, delivering 13 ordinary British geezers to their remote Pacific island, then dumping them there, for a month.

Marooned on The Island with Bear Grylls ( Channel 4 UK )

Marooned on The Island without Bear Grylls ( Channel 4 UK )

More like Survivor, then, than I’m (Not) A Celebrity, but also purer and properer than that too, because this is not a game; there are no rules, no food or luxuries or exemptions to be won. There aren’t even any camera crews; this lot don’t just have to fend for themselves, hunt and gather, they have to film themselves too. It’s about as close as television has got to Lord of the Flies, and it’s absolutely fascinating because of it. Probably quite cheap too – once you’ve paid for Bear (who must cost less after the fakery scandals) and the boat, there’s very little else, not even a box of matches.

What, no women, some are asking. No, because it’s about the crisis in modern masculinity, apparently. “British men have lost the skills that were once passed down from father to son,” says Bear. Boo, says the booers. Girls have skillz, and survive, too.

You know what? I think it’s OK. Not because survival is a men-only thing; I’m just thinking about it as television. If there were women about it would be something different. They’d probably make sensible decisions, be fair and democratic and good team players and establish community, grow crops etc. Whereas a bunch of blokes, and not just blokes but blokes who think they’re in crisis about their blokiness, are going to be painting their faces and waving their willies in the air, forming rival tribes and camps, going to war, possibly even eating each other. Hopefully. I mean how many girls were there in Lord of the Flies? Exactly. There, I’ve settled it.

Initially it doesn’t look super promising. Our blokes – a call centre worker, a sheep farmer, a hairdresser, a neurosurgeon among them – are blokey in an amiable 21st-century way. They banter and bond. They’re immediately open too. Someone is gay; brilliant, well done mate. Someone else has a swastika tattoo; no problem at all, it was just a moment of madness. No willies being waved in the air yet.

But Yorkshire pragmatist Tony has the potential to be annoying. “I suggest we get in single file,” he says. “It’s pointless us all wondering off in different directions.” He’s also (especially annoyingly) right – about this, and about strongly opposing a plan to wade round the outside of the crocodile-infested mangrove (even the swamps are sexist) with the tide coming up. The others are accepting him with good humour, for now. But after two days of trying, and failing, to make fire, their meagre clean water supply – along with patience – is running dangerously short. They sort the fire eventually, but they still haven’t eaten. Goodwill and benevolence aren’t often born out of intense hunger, and Tony could be hard to stomach on an empty one.

What did Tony do before he retired? Police officer. Ha! See, it’s perfect. Kill the pig! Cut his throat! Kill the pig! Bash him in! When Bear lands back on the beach in a month’s time, like the naval officer at the end of Lord of the Flies, and traumatised skinny men start to emerge like zombies from the burnt forest – stripped of the clothes, their innocence, their morality and their humanity – my guess is the one who doesn’t appear will be Tony.

They won’t have eaten him. You wouldn’t, would you, choose the 70-year-old, if there was younger meat available? Careful Dean: you’d look good on a spit over the fire. Mmm … tastes a bit like chicken. Or is it pork? What about sacrifice? To appease The Beast maybe? Is a month long enough for weirdness to set in? It’ll be fascinating to see.

Unless, on a hunting expedition, some of our more adventurous castaways stumble across the island’s real – and arguably darker – secret. I’m talking about the luxury Sandals beach resort where Bear Grylls is entertaining Channel 4 executives with stories of his own heroics, over cocktails at the bar.

Source : The Guardian -Sam Woolaston

Eaton Educated Bear Grylls - lives on his own Island in Wales !

Eaton Educated Bear Grylls – lives on his own Island in Wales !

Bear Grylls has admitted the men marooned on an island in his latest TV offering could have died during filming.

Bear Grylls was appointed Chief Scout in 2009 and has three sons – Jesse , Marmaduke and Huckleberry.He lives on a Barge on The River Thames in London and on an Island of Wales in the Country.


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France House for sale in Forest with Lake/Beach view Pyrenees

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This stunning modern architect designed property in an enviable location, set as it is in 2.21 ha of forest woodlands on the side of a hill, making it remarkably private. If that were not private enough, the property is then surrounded by a further 300 or so hectares of woodland. Constructed over three levels in the mid-70s when planning laws were much more relaxed (so there is no danger of acquiring unwanted new neighbours as you would never get permission to construct here nowadays) the house has been very well designed and has the style of a building by Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most famous architect.  

Adhering to the philosophy of organic architecture for which Wright was known, indoor and outdoor living spaces are very well integrated. Despite being a modern building, the house fits very naturally into its environment.  

There is an attractive vine on the side of the house and a huge wisteria growing over the front. Although there is obviously a main door, the most natural way to enter the house is via the ramp from the garden to the first level balcony that runs along the entire front of the house. From this balcony, you have the most wonderful view across the forest to the pretty local market town and beyond that to the Pyrenees. Every floor of the house has either a balcony or terrace and every room on the south side of the house has been designed to take advantage of the beautiful view.

The terrace and the balconies have been cleverly constructed so that in the summer when the sun is high there is no direct sunlight into the rooms so they remain cool whereas in the winter when the sun is lower, direct sunlight floods in to provide additional warmth.

Located just outside the village of Aignan , the property provides ~ 240 m² of habitable surface area with an additional ~ 60m² of space in the annexes.   The property comprises 3 floors.           On the first level: Through the front door into a lobby (3m²) with space for storing coats and boots and with steps down to the lower level. Main hall (8.30m²), with cloakroom, sink and Wc (1m²). Stairs to first floor. There are doors through to the dining room and living room. The living room (32.80m²) has 3 large floor-to-ceiling sliding double doors with access out on to the balcony and providing lots of natural light and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The feature fireplace divides this large double Salon heating it from both sides, the other half of the room is 25.5m² and has stairs up to the galleried library/study. The kitchen (8.15m²) has fitted units and views out over the hills.           Next to the kitchen is a room (5.10m²) with a bath (the lady who commissioned the house was elderly) but this could easily be removed and the two rooms could be knocked into one giving you an area of 15m² to create a much larger kitchen. Dining room (17.70m²) with large floor to ceiling double sliding doors out to Terrace.       This huge part covered terrace has disabled access and large summer dining (10 pers) and seating areas with wonderful views.       On the second level:

2 Suites – 3 bedrooms ,WC, 2 bathrooms one with shower ,one with bath.
From the landing there is a corridor with large built-in cupboards.
Immediately to your left is the door to the galleried library (10.90m²).


Suite 1 (18m²) Bedroom 1 = en-suite with bath, bidet and sink and fitted cupboards ,private terrace overlooking the hills and Pyrenees

Suite 2 Bedroom 2 (12m²) with doors out to a private terrace. Bedroom 3 (11m²) with large fitted wardrobes.
Bathroom (5m²) with shower, sink – Separate Wc (1.10m²).

Garden Floor:   Independent Apartment   Stairs down from the lobby, Door through to corridor leading to bathroom (2.20m²) with shower, bidet and sink. Separate Wc (1.10m²).   Studio Room (25m²) with doors out to the terrace. Separate Kitchen (9.10m²) with fitted cupboards.   Huge Covered terrace with dining and seating areas   Laundry room (5.40m²). . wine cellar (8m²), large 2 car garage (49m²).                 The Estate – easily managed organic gardens and grounds           The garden and parkland is incredibly peaceful and private with wonderful views .     The area immediately surrounding the house is laid to lawn and includes a croquet pitch, golf practice driving range and tennis practice wall..           The rest of the Organic Park (2.21 hectares in total) is to the sides and front of the property and has not seen chemicals for 10 years and is presently mowed in a regime as a wild flower meadow. The Forested borders  provide firewood .   Wildlife abounds in this forest with roe and muntjac deer ,badgers ,wild boar ,red squirrels and pine marten, lizards and salamanders

The bird life many of whom snack from the feeders on the terrace include hoophoe, golden Oriel , nuthatch, woodpeckers ,woodcock ,Kites, buzzard and peregrine falcons.


The Forest of Aignan was donated to the community by the Duchess of Bouillon in 1640
and this is the only house ever to have been built in this Forest.


At the other end of the 300 hectare forest there is a swimming and fishing lake with a beach and a small cafe – ideal of long hot summer days and barbacues.

PRICE  400,000 euros website: email: tel 0033 5 62 08 56 77

Inspirational Cancer Sufferer Stephen dies after raising 3 million+ for charity

Inspirational Cancer Sufferer Stephen dies after raising 3 million+ for charity.19 year old Stephen Sutton’s original target was to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. But with the help of a cavalcade of stars the total soared past the £3 million mark. Stephen died today Wednesday 14th May 2014 . DONATE HERE and SHARE !

Stephen Sutton an INSPIRATION to us all

Stephen Sutton an INSPIRATION to us all

Last month I teamed up with Make A Wish Foundation to make a short documentary about my life and the things I have been doing recently. My wish was to share my story and positivity with as many people as possible.DONATE HERE The film was scheduled to be released this Tuesday, but with the current momentum of things I feel now is a great time to share it with you all! There have been a few minor tweaks to help keep things current, but here it is- I hope you all enjoy it!! This is the latest inspirational  post on his facebook page  25/04/2014 Hi guys, it’s Stephen here again, and it feels so good to be able to put that. Currently I am feeling well and would describe my current situation as stable. Different people will put my recent physical improvement down to different reasons; I don’t want to over dramatise things too much, but I do just want to mention that everyone’s positive thoughts and support has been hugely appreciated, so thank you for that. The tumours in my body are still rife and dangerous, but I feel so lucky to just still be here, and in fact I feel completely privileged to be in this position where I can help make such a difference to others people lives.

Stephen Sutton-Inspirational Cancer Campaigner

Stephen Sutton-Inspirational Cancer Campaigner

Alongside fundraising I’ve always tried to help people in lots of other ways too. For example, I once did an event involving young people giving out free high fives, fist bumps, hugs, ‘sup nods and handshakes to strangers in the street. Not a penny was raised, but it importantly challenged people to think differently about things and hopefully brightened up their days a bit. I always describe my cancer as a huge kick up the backside that taught me a lot of good: the importance of helping others, of making every second count, of making sure life is for LIVING. The last few days have showed me truly how amazing people and the world can be. Feel free to help out once more by sharing the video link and sharing the positivity- thank you!!  LINKS Stephen’s Facebook Page Teenage Cancer Trust

Aignan Gers France -Fin de Corrida ? Gendarmes Manifestation

Aignan Gers France  -Fin de Corrida ? Gendarmes Manifestation .Video.Preque Seulement des Gendarmes au Manifestation Anti Corrida mais peut-etre c’est le commencement du Fin de Corrida a Aignan Gers ?Signez le Petition – ANTI CORRIDA FRANCE



1853, la corrida est introduite en France par l’impératrice Eugénie de Montijo, épouse de Napoléon III, au mépris de la toute nouvelle loi Grammont de 1851, qui représentait une extraordinaire avancée dans le domaine de la protection animale. Pendant près d’un siècle, la corrida s’est développée en France en toute illégalité, des essais infructueux sont tentés jusqu’à Paris ou Cherbourg au début du XXe siècle. Les organisateurs devaient donc payer des amendes. À la fin du XIXe siècle, des toreros espagnols étaient même expulsés de France. 

Depuis cinquante ans, il existe dans la législation française une loi injuste, en contradiction avec le principe même de la République “une et indivisible”. C’est la loi du 24 avril 1951, dite loi Ramarony-Sourbet. Ce texte a, en effet, initié l’alinéa 7 de l’article 521-1 du Code pénal, ainsi que les articles R 654-1 et R 655-1, introduisant une tolérance en faveur des spectacles de corrida “lorsqu’une tradition locale ininterrompue peut être invoquée”. L’utilisation abusive de cette “tolérance” par les procorrida ainsi que son interprétation exagérément extensive par de nombreux magistrats font que les organisateurs de ces spectacles étendent les zones de corrida en dépit de la condamnation formelle des actes de cruauté et exercent des sévices graves sur les animaux mentionnés à l’alinéa de ce même article.

Pendant un siècle ce spectacle sanguinaire s’est développé illégalement en France jusqu’à une modification de la loi Grammont en 1951 : « Les dispositions du présent article ne sont pas applicables aux courses de taureaux lorsqu’une tradition ininterrompue peut être invoquée. » Cet alinéa a été complété en 1959 : la tradition doit être « locale et ininterrompue ». Il y a eu ensuite une évolution de la signification du mot « locale », en effet, ce terme est élargi à un ensemble démographique partageant une histoire, un mode de vie ; ce qui signifie qu’une commune faisant partie de cet ensemble démographique peut prétendre à une « tradition » même si sur son territoire il n’y a jamais eu aucun spectacle de corrida !

STOP CORRIDA -anti Corrida Aignan Gers -

STOP CORRIDA -anti Corrida Aignan Gers –


Qu’on arrête donc de parler de tradition alors que ce n’est pas le cas !
Qu’on arrête de cautionner le meurtre et la torture d’un animal sensible et innocent !
Les contribuables en ont assez que l’argent public finance la cruauté !
66% des français (Sondage IFOP Août 2010) se prononce pour l’interdiction des corridas en France, il faut que cette majorité se fasse entendre, et quel beau message d’espoir si la municipalité de Bayonne, grande ville taurine, prenait conscience qu’une société civilisée se doit de respecter les animaux et de ne pas banaliser et encourager la violence !



FREEDOM -130 BEARS to be Rescued from Chinese Bile Farm

FREEDOM -130 BEARS to be Rescued from Chinese Bile Farm. Animals Asia Foundation has struck a deal to rescue all 130 bears living in miserable conditions at a Chinese bile-extraction farm .Experts say China has about 10,000 captive bears that yield about 30 tons of powdered bile a year.

The Bears are improsoned at Flower World, a state-owned horticulture and landscaping company based in Nanning.

Next month, the 28 sickest bears will be making a 745-mile journey to the organization’s existing sanctuary in Chengdu. After that, the foundation plans to convert the Flower World farm into a sanctuary for the remaining bears, a process that will take two years and cost $5 million. That price will also cover the first three years of caring for the bears.

Animals Asia Foundation - This is the START o dsomething very important

Animals Asia Foundation – This is the START of something very important

On bile farms, bears, mostly Asiatic brown bears, but also sun bears and brown bears, spend most of their lives confined to small, rusty cages where their gall bladders are repeatedly tapped—sometimes up to three times a day—and drained of bile.

The bodily fluid is sold as a component of traditional Asian medicine. Of course, the bile doesn’t actually have any real medicinal qualities, but that hasn’t stopped the vile practice. Up to 10,000 bears live on these farms, which can produce as much as 30 tons of powdered bile every year.

Flower World began breeding bears for the bile trade in 2004, but stopped extraction two years ago. “We now believe the bile extraction process is very cruel,” said Yan Shaohong, Flower World’s general manager. He said the bears appear healthy from the outside, but many of them “have inner damage and inflammation, otherwise why do they require so many antibiotics?”

Jill Robinson, Animals Asia founder, praised Yan for his “moral courage” in standing up to the bear-bile trade. Many of the bears suffer from blindness, problems with their teeth, and “severe behavior” from their confinement, she said. The 21 bears that had their bile extracted at Flower World will need surgery to remove their damaged gall bladders.

Public opposition to bear-bile farming is on the rise in China. “We understand through surveys and other feedback that the majority of people here do not want bear bile farming to continue,” Robinson said. “In that sense we are providing a sustainable model that shows how bile farms can be converted to sanctuaries, and that there is true potential for bear farmers to lead by example in now creating peaceful havens for bile farmed bears.”

Source: Animals Asia Foundation


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Brown Bear


Belgium Bans Wild Animals in Circus !

Belgium Bans Wild Animals in Circus ! Belgium passed a bill introduced by the Minister for Animal Welfare that will ban the use of wild animals in circuses. Sign the PETITION FOR YOUR COUNTRY 

Concerns about the living conditions that animals who travel in circuses are forced to endure have raised concerns for some time. Last year, Belgium adopted laws that would require circuses to adhere to the same standards as zoos, but according to the Belgian animal advocacy organization Global Action in the Interest of Animals (GAIA), those standards wouldn’t, or couldn’t, be met, reports FarmingUK.

While many cities in the country had banned circuses with wild animals, the organization and animal advocates continued to fight for a full ban. “The government’s decision is the culmination of a ten-year long struggle conducted by GAIA for a Belgian ban on circuses with wild animals,” said Ann De Greef, Director of GAIA. “It is clear that the welfare of wild animals cannot be guaranteed in circuses; they have no place there. A ban is the only logical step.

We are very pleased; it’s yet another victory in the fight for animals.” Belgium now joins other progressive countries that have taken steps to stop cruelty by enacting bans on animals in circuses including Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Columbia and Austria, which will be joined by the UK in 2015.

As the treatment of animals continues to gain attention, those advocating for their freedom continue to fight to end this industry’s exploitation of animals who have no business being forced to travel and perform ridiculous tricks for our entertainment.




Problems that different species face continue to be exposed and range from severe confinement, grueling transport, an inability to engage in natural behaviors, the stress of being forced to perform for large crowds and the physical and psychological issues that their living conditions cause. In some situations animals are blatantly abused, but circus owners don’t seem to ever face the full repercussions of harming them, while taxpayers continue to foot heavy bills for inspections. According to the Performing Animal Welfare Society, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected the Carson & Barnes Circus 42 times from 2007 to 2010, which ended up costing $57,246. But the show continued to go on despite repeated violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

In the U.S., animal advocates have been working to get the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act (TEAPA), which would ban wild animals in circuses, passed. It was introduced in 2011 by Rep. Jim Moran, but legislators failed to pass it. According to Animal Defenders International, which worked on the bill, they hope to reintroduce this vital piece of legislation again this year. “Keeping elephants in chains, confining wild animals like lions and tigers in small cages, and forcing them to perform unnatural tricks for the sole purpose of human amusement is increasingly difficult to justify the more we learn about these intelligent, social creatures,” said Moran at the bill’s original announcement.

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