2018年12月28日

Happy new year

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers well 2018 is drawing to a close let's hope that the new year will bring peace and harmony to the world, and our leaders develop some of the empathetic qualities, we've read about in some of the children's acts of kindness.
The new year holds many diverse traditions all over the world. In England many people wait for the chimes of Big Ben to be broadcast and then light fireworks.
In Denmark they save all of their unused dishes and plates until the 31st of December when they affectionately shatter them against the doors of all their friends and family.
In some South American countries coloured underwear is worn, the colour you wear determines your fate in the new year. White is for peace, red is for love, yellow is for wealth.
Bloggers wishing you health and happiness in the new year, over and out London.










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posted by MateoES at 21:22| diary

2018年12月22日

Winter solstice

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers today is the winter solstice it is the shortest day, the winter solstice happens every year it is when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, delivering the fewest hours of sunlight of the year. The term 'solstice' derives from the Latin word 'solstitium', meaning 'Sun standing still'. Many people celebrate the solstice and many people visit Stone Henge in England and fun is had by all.
I thought I'd bring you a bit of cheer with two funny animal stories so meet Lu Lu. While most pampered pooches are happy to being carried around in a hand bag Hollywood-style, Lu Lu prefers to carry her own. Apparently the one year old miniature pincher just took to walking on two feet and can often be seen doing this.
The second story is about a parrot called Rocco who has been placing orders on line by a voice activated device. He ordered-watermelons, raisins, broccoli, ice cream, a light bulb and even a kite. All his favourite foods, although the light bulb is questionable. It's not the first time the naughty parrot has been in trouble. He was re-homed from the National Animal Welfare Trust sanctuary in Berkshire because staff thought his bad language might upset visitors.
Well bloggers wishing you a merry Christmas keep well over and out London.



















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posted by MateoES at 17:25| diary

2018年12月14日

Chocolates and Christmas

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers well in England it's count down to the DAY. Usually the shops are teaming with people purchasing loads of goods, but this year it's a very different picture. There is so much doubt and uncertainty around to do with Brexit every day there seems to be a new crisis. So time to think of more positive things. There are many beautiful nativity scenes to be found in churches, as Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus who did bring into the world many wonderful commandments, his essential message was that we were to love one another and forgive.
A boy who has certainly understood this sentiment is a boy called
Jack Valentine. He gathered enough donations to buy 100 selection boxes, (boxes which contain a variety of chocolates given to children at Christmas in England) which he donated to a Glaswegian food bank. These boxes are given to children who collect boxes of food with their parents. Jack said: "Everyone deserves a selection box at Christmas."
Earlier this year the Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimated one in four Scots children live in poverty. Hurrah for Jack bringing treats and good cheer to so many children.
At Christmas time loads of shops sell little mesh bags of gold chocolate coins which are traditionally given to children on Christmas Day. I was wondering why.
One theory dates back to the Christmas story found in the bible. When the wise men went to visit Mary, Joseph and Jesus in Bethlehem, they brought with them gifts fit for a king. Frankincense, myrrh and gold, the gold symbolised virtue and kingship on earth.
Another theory why we give chocolate money Is to do with Saint Nickolas, who was the Bishop of Myra in what we now call Turkey. Saint Nick had inherited a fortune when, as a child, his parents both died. He wanted to give to the children of Myra presents, but he was shy so one night, he tossed a few gold coins down the chimney of a house with three girls. One of the girls had just hung her stockings up by the fire to dry and the coins landed right in them! When word got out that this had happened, children all over the town began leaving their stockings by the fire in hopes that Saint Nick would throw coins into them.
Well bloggers stay well and keep warm over and out London.



















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posted by MateoES at 17:05| diary