In 2009, the Royal Mint issued a commemorative 50 pence coin to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as a botanical garden. The coin which was designed by Christopher Le Brun RA, features the famous Chinese Pagoda at Kew with a decorative leafy climber twining in and around the pagoda.
210,000 of this coin were minted for circulation, it has been claimed the rarest 50 pence coin. Collectors all over the world are collecting this coin. Continue reading
Not many people know and realise, the rarest 50 pence coin in the UK’s history is not the 2009 Kew Gardens 50 pence, but another coin which was produced by the Royal Mint 25 years ago. Continue reading
About two weeks ago, I found a coin dealer in London selling some coins that I was after online. So I went ahead to place an order. When I was ordering, I was only allowed to buy TWO sets of the coins. I thought that was a bit odd but perhaps that was the only quantity the dealer had. I made a payment and received an email confirmation about my purchase. Continue reading
I have been reading a lot of online articles and seeing a lot of claims on eBay saying the 2009 Royal Mint Kew Gardens 50 pence coin is the rarest coin in the UK, but is that true? Continue reading
I have done fair amount of travelling in my life so far, but I have never felt incomplete as I do now after a trip to Marrakech.
It is hard to explain. Something happened to me while I was in Marrakech, it really makes me feel ashamed and sorrowful. Continue reading
Room: ★★★★★ Average
Cleanliness: ★★★★★ Average
Service: ★★★★★ Poor
Value: ★★★★★ Extremely poor
Overall scoring: ★★★★★ Poor
Palais Riad Calipau Marrakech: Great disappointment and a real let down!
We booked this ryad (or riad) with Expedia as a hotel & flight deal at the beginning of October 2014. When we looked at the photos on the ryad’s website and saw plenty of good reviews about this ryad, we simply couldn’t believe how lucky we were to find this ryad at such a good price (4 nights + easyJet flights, £356.00 for 2). Continue reading
幾年前，我乘坐德國漢莎航空公司飛機飛到香港，這是我第一次使用德國漢莎航空公司。在回程的航班上，我弟弟及我爸爸和我同一班機。 當我們三人在香港機場報到時，漢莎地勤人員稱我們的行李一共超過六千克，因此我們被要求繳付港幣$2,052.00（160英鎊）。 Continue reading
What goes around, comes around…
Some years ago, I flew to Hong Kong with Lufthansa, it was the first time I ever flew with Lufthansa. On the return flight, my little brother and my dad were with me on the same flight. When 3 of us checked in at the Hong Kong airport, we were told that our luggages were 6 kg over between us, as a result we were asked to pay HK$2,052.00 (£160) for the extra weight. Continue reading
I am writing this guide, it is not just because I have had many problems with PayPal, but also to warn those who use PayPal to buy things on eBay or on the internet, using PayPal is not safe at all!
Nothing is better than a physical example. Continue reading
I placed a SMALL order with Print24 a week ago. I chose to use this company simply because they offered me a cheaper production cost, but now I know why – buy cheap, get very cheap! Continue reading