It’s getting a bit crowded

When I woke up this morning I thought it was just another normal day.

I got dressed and ready for my first day back at work. I’ve just enjoyed a week holiday (yay).

In no time at all it was time to go. I stepped outside…

My my – hello busy world.

7 billion people in the world?

I thought the roads looked a little busy…

On a serious note though… With a world population like that, how are we all going to fit on Earth? This planet is only so big.

The rate at which the human race is multiplying is quite scary. Look at the projections below.

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Rugby Ridiculousness

Keeping up-to-date with current affairs and news from around the world, I thought I would add a little something about Rugby. I’m not a huge Rugby fan. I have nightmares just thinking about my school days, when I was expected to play Rugby.

I did not have the physic for such a sport.

The Rugby World Cup 2011 is now in full flow. I’ve found some great pictures of what can happen on the pitch. Keep an eye out for any of these whilst enjoying the tournament.

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From geek to hunk: The real magic of ‘Harry Potter’.

When the films started back in 2001 the cast were practically all children. Neville Longbottom, remember him? The geeky one who befriended Harry……

Longbottom, played by Matthew Lewis, featured throughout the entire series of films.

Here’s a picture of Lewis as Neville Longbottom (back in the early films).

Oh the magic of Harry Potter certainly has worked wonders on Lewis. I couldn’t believe it when I saw what he looked like ten years later. Wave that wand and…….

Here is Neville Longbottom 2011. 🙂

The magic didn’t stop there…….  Emma Watson, who played Hermione Grainger…..

Back in 2001.

Ten years later (2011). Wow!!

Momentous Historial Occasions.

The hairs on the back of my arms have been standing on end over the last couple of weeks. The news coverage of political change sweeping through Tunisia and Egypt has been amazing to watch. There are some fantastic images here. It is refreshing and uplifting to see the power of people changing their futures. There is definitely strength in numbers. Now, in domino effect the people of Bahrain, Yemen, Iran and Algeria are coming together to change the political movement in their respective countries. For many people living in democratic countries it can often be challenging to truly understand what it must be like for the people we see daily on our TV screens.

How the times have changed too. It was astounding to read online that Facebook and Twitter had been used to bring people together. Social networking is increasingly useful in the 21st Century. I wonder how events in history would have been different if social networking has been around for the last 100 years.

The images of the protests in Egypt will make the beginning of 2011. I will remember them for many years to come and I think that many of you will too. I am sure that you could name a couple of major historical times in the last century that have stayed with you. When I think of stories similar to the amazing scenes in Egypt I think of stories that truly shocked me. The list I have made are stories which I feel have really made a world-wide impact on people:

  • The Berlin Wall being brought to the ground.
  • The capture of Saddam Hussein.
  • The Gulf War.
  • 9/11.
  • The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami of 2004.

11.1.11.

I looked at my diary this morning and thought that the date looked pretty unusual. This year will have had quite a few odd dates by the end.

  • 1.1.11
  • 11.1.11
  • 1.11.11
  • 11.11.11

It’s not a particularly outstanding fact, but just one I wanted to share. There are not many years where you get so many weird combinations.

So, is it a lucky date? Do all the ones mean something?

11.11.11. will be Remembrance Day in the UK. At 11:11 on 11.11.11 the country will stand still to remember war heroes. I like that.

Enjoy today with all its ones.

2010 is nearly over. 2011, you’re gonna be a great year. But what to do? Help me bloggers.

Haven’t you just loved 2010?

It’s been good! Maybe you didn’t enjoy it as much as me, but I give it 7.5 out of 10. There’s always room for improvement. I am planning on rating 2011 an 8 or 9 out of 10. I have ‘things’ up my sleeve for next year. I’ve made my list of things to do. (Here it is, look just here). Ok, it’s looking thin on the ground (at the moment). Perhaps you’re sitting at your computer now thinking of something extraordinary that I should be doing in the coming 12 months…. Are you? Do you have that special little something I should try next year? Bear wrestling? Shark catching? Mountain climbing?

Suggest away….. I would love to extend my list for 2011. You’re more than welcome to comment. I will add all the best suggestions to my list. I challenge you to make your own list for next year.

Thanks bloggers. I will be thanking you all again at the end of 2o11 when I’ve become a wiser person (because of you).