2020年03月27日

Animals always bring some cheer.

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgBloggers in times that can be troubled animals, I find can always bring a bit of cheer. So with that in mind, I found some humorous animal stories.

It’s not just humans who find themselves in a predicament due to loving food a bit too much! T-Shirt the bear, is known in California, as a bear who enjoys going through dustbins searching for leftovers. However T-Shirt took it to another level when he dived into a bin looking for a hearty meal. He got stuck and the police were called upon to rescue him. Apparently he remained calm throughout.
In China a Panda cub who was abandoned needed to be cared for before being returned to the wild. It was a difficult problem how could the centre look after the cub, without it getting too used to humans. The research Centre came up with an ingenious solution. The staff dressed up as panda bears to trick the cub. The process was successful.
An enormous cat called Mr B was in a rescue centre and needed to be rehomed. The centre put him on their website alongside a picture of said Mr. B, they were unprepared for how viral the big boy would go. So many people were touched by the massive cat and wanted more information about adopting him that he crashed the shelter’s website. Mr B has been rehomed and apparently he's been put on a diet and he's thriving.
Well bloggers please take care it's sunny in London and the leaves are appearing and flowers are blooming, a welcome site. Over and out London.
posted by MateoES at 18:05| diary

2020年03月23日

Mother's Day


Hi bloggers well it's now officially Spring and indeed the green shoots are appearing which is always a source of pleasure.  Last Sunday was Mother's Day in the U.K.  So I thought I'd find out a bit about the history of the celebration.

The idea of honoring our mother’s has a long and rich history dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who worshipped their Mother Goddesses during the spring months.  During the early 1600’s, Christians in England celebrated Mothering Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent that honored the Virgin Mary and then later, mothers as well. 
Mother’s Day is a special day that pays tribute to our mothers and all the special women in our life.  It is celebrated in several countries around the world at different points during the year.  For many countries, such as the United States and Canada, Mother’s Day is held on the second Sunday in May.  However, in some countries such as Argentina and Ethiopia mothers are celebrated in the fall.
Possibly one of the most unusual ways to celebrate Mothering Sunday – in Yugoslavia children creep into their parent’s bedroom first thing in the morning, and tie her up!

In order to be released, it’s compulsorily for the Mother of the family to present her children with gifts as soon as she wakes up.   This bit of fun takes place in December 

Mother’s Day is of huge importance in Taiwan as it falls on the same date as the Buddha’s birthday – the second Sunday in May.  It is said to be a unified celebration and religious observance.  Mother’s Day is therefore considered to be a holy celebration as it coincides with the ‘washing of the Buddha’ – meaning there is an abundance of carnivals, fetes, and parties to attend, all of which are lavish and widespread.

Bloggers please take care of yourselves and have a good week over and out London.













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posted by MateoES at 16:27| diary

2020年03月14日

Two different celebrations


Hi bloggers well the news doesn't get better but lovely things are still happening.   Last weekend was Crufts dog show, a huge gathering of so many dogs of all shapes and sizes.   A dog from a small village in Gloucestershire won Crufts’ Best in Show, Maisie a Wire-Haired Dachshund.

Last Sunday was International Women's Day, people  across the globe celebrated women’s achievements and also called for gender equality for all.  
The celebrations can vary from one nation to the next.  In some countries, the occasion is marked by the giving of presents.  In others, the day is spent taking to the streets to protest for women’s rights. International Women's Day was first celebrated in 1911.   There are many different ways that the day is marked around the world.   Flower giving is one of the traditional ways to recognise the achievements of women on this day.   The origins of that tradition in the Western World date back to 8th March 1946 (a year after the end of World War II) when a group of Italian feminists chose the mimosa flower as the symbol of strength, sensibility and sensitivity.  In Russia roses are given.  There's still a long way to go, globally for equality for all, but with remarkable young women like Greta, things will get better.

A young girl from Liverpool went to parliament and spoke to Women Members of parliament and asked the question could I become a prime minister.  She's a young mixed race girl her parents are both low paid workers.   She wanted to know why there are only just over 200 women in parliament.  She ended her visit confident that she could become prime minister and she wants to encourage children to get involved in politics.  A remarkable young girl.

Bloggers please take care of yourselves over and out London.