I do believe in practising kindness, this weekend again confirmed it pays to. It showed me that we should celebrate the little surprising things that we get; unexpected blessings.
One half of the family had a birthday brunch to go to, From there they would be going on to a wedding and I was in charge of getting the clothes ironed and ready. I enjoyed this because my grandson was going to his first wedding.
I then spent the afternoon doing bits and pieces and relaxing. In the evening, my daughter came back from work and said, “Come, get ready Mum, I taking you out to the Palace for a meal.” Now you are getting very excited. Did I say the Palace? Yes, Crystal Palace. We went to a Nepalese Restaurant for a lovely meal, which actually reminded us of my Grandma’s favourite spices. This Himalayan Duck dish was superb and so with the aura of Western and Eastern Palaces we had a good time and I celebrated my surprise.
Never feel you are left out when others have exciting things going on because you never what nice surprises are round the corner for you.
This history of this area is that, it got its name from the Crystal Palace of the Great Exhibition of 1851, with 14,000 exhibitors from around the world. A cast-iron and glass plate structure that housed the The Great Exhibition at Hyde Park, London. After it completed, the structure was set up on what was the Penge Common. Unfortunately it burned down in 1936 but we are left with a lovely Park that has the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, dinosaur sculptures and a nearby train station..