Send Flowers To England : Girl Flowers.
Send Flowers To England
- Send Flowers is the debut album release from Black Lungs, the side project of Alexisonfire guitarist and backing vocalist Wade MacNeil. MacNeil's sound has been described as "the soundtrack for punk rockers, hip hoppers, pill poppers, young ladies and show stoppers."
- a division of the United Kingdom
- A European country that forms the largest and most southern part of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom, surrounded on three sides by water (Irish Sea on west, English Channel on south, North Sea on east); pop. 49,138,831; capital, London; language, English
- England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west and the North Sea to the east, with the English Channel to the south separating it from
- "England" was a set of special commemorative postage stamps issued by the Royal Mail in 2006. The stamps were the final part of the British Journey series, which had previously featured Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
unseasonal Spring after England's sunniest February
LONDON 2008: Birds nested early, spring flowers bloomed before time and ice cream vans reported an unexpected rise in sales as England and Wales enjoyed the sunniest February since records began. The Meteorological Office confirmed on Friday that there were 106.1 hours of sun over the last four weeks, beating the previous record of 94.4 hours set in 1970. Despite one or two cold snaps, it has also been milder than usual. Between December and February, the mean temperature was 4.8 Celsius (40.6 Fahrenheit), 1.1 degrees above the long-term average. Wildlife experts say the sunny, mild weather has brought an early taste of spring for many and sent birds into a flap. "Many birds may have settled into their nests uncharacteristically early," said Claire Ferry, for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. The Woodland Trust said there were reports of frogspawn, butterflies and ladybirds appearing earlier than usual. The first tadpoles of the season were spotted on January 24 in Devon, while newts were recorded in Cheshire and Somerset. Spring flowers such as daffodils, snowdrops and primroses popped up early, while hawthorn hedges came into leaf weeks ahead of time. Ice cream sellers at seaside resorts across the country said trade was well up for the time of year, with day-trippers making the most of the sunshine. Spring does not officially start until the vernal equinox on March 20. Dr Nigel Taylor, curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in southwest London, said the milder weather made it harder to plan because plants are flowering early. "There is no winter any more," he said in a newspaper interview earlier this month.
Maria was my next door neighbour and a very good friend of mine. She was 82 years old but seemed a lot younger. She told me tales of growing up in Poland and how life was when the Russians invaded and sent them off on overcrowded trains to Siberia. Their house was taken away from them and her mother hid what treasured items she could by sewing them into the hems of blankets and clothes. In Siberia they lived in a squalid shack and mostly ate fishhead soup and dough, her brother died due to the horrible conditions they lived in. When the Second World War started Maria joined the Polish Army and drove huge trucks across Europe to take supplies to the soldiers. At the end of the war she was given refuge in England where she married a handsome soldier, had two children and grew the most beautiful garden full of raspberries and gooseberries, garden gnomes and colourful flowers. When Maria got sick she was in hospital for many weeks. I bought her some flowers because I knew she would be missing her garden but unfortunately flowers weren’t allowed in hospital. So I took this photo and gave it to her instead.