One of the cuddliest holidays around has to be , celebrated on the birthday of author A A Milne. It’s one special anniversary fans just can’t bear to miss! Every year, the occasion is marked with events such as teddy bears’ picnics, featuring plenty of honey on the menu.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) The successful establishment of a plant or animal species in a habitat.|
|Usage:||The ecologists were especially interested in ensuring the ecesis of the endangered species in the wildlife refuge.|
thanks for sharing 'brothers/sisters from other mothers,' joan
Idiom of the Day
An exclamation of surprise, shock, or astonishment.
Archibald Alexander Leach, AKA Cary Grant (1904)
Grant performed with an acrobatic comedy troupe in England before he found parts in stage musicals. After he made his film debut in 1932, his debonair charm, good looks, and distinctive voice made him a popular star in sophisticated comedies such as Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story. He also starred in many Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, including North by Northwest.
St. Sebastian's Day Festival (Zinacantán)
In Zinacantán, Chiapas State, Mexico, there is a celebration for several days in honor of St. Sebastian that marks the transfer of authority from the Big Alcalde (or chief magistrate) to his successor. There is an elaborate ritual during which he hands over an image of San Sebastian and other symbols of his authority. The festival also features a jousting pantomime, dancing to the rhythm of a special drum, two feasts, and a mock healing ceremony. The connection between the Día de San Sebastián festivities and the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, however, remains obscure.
Massive Strolling Alligator Enthralls Tourists at Fla. Nature Reserve - and on Video
|The Florida alligator refused to wow the small crowd, if it noticed them, with a burst of speed as it crossed the grassy path. Its size was enough|
1778 - English navigator Captain James Cook discovered the Hawaiian Islands, which he called the "Sandwich Islands."
1886 - The Hockey Association was formed in England. This date is the birthday of modern field hockey.
1896 - The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time.
1911 - For the first time an aircraft landed on a ship. Pilot Eugene B. Ely flew onto the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in San Francisco harbor.
1929 - Walter Winchell made his debut on radio.
1939 - Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded "Jeepers Creepers."
1958 - Willie O'Ree made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He was the first black player to enter the league.
1965 - Barbra Streisand and Bobby Darin sang for Lyndon Johnson's presidential inauguration.
1975 - "The Jeffersons" debuted on CBS-TV.
1978 - Neil Sedaka received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo's founders
1995 - The "yahoo.com" domain was created.
1995 - A network of caves were discovered near the town of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in southern France. The caves contained paintings and engravings that were 17,000 to 20,000 years old.
1. The Banff Mountain Film Festival
When : Jan 26
Location: Canadore College - The Weaver Theatre , 100 College Dr, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Tickets $20 and your ticket stub is good for 10% off at Lefebvre’s Source for Adventure.
Tickets are available at Lefebvres Source for Adventure: Lefebvres Source For Adventure | Facebook
if available, they will be sold at the door.
Here are some reviews:
“This film festival is always inspiring, illuminating and fear inducing! Always amazing and life changing just to watch these films.”
“I appreciate films about topics I did not previously understand or even know existed.”
“We have been attending banff films for years, and really look forward to the amazing variety and awesome accomplishments of so many, from either side of the lens!”
“So thrilled to be able to attend these films. Absolutely changes your outlook on how you live your days ? I am wanting to explore every day… life is an adventure to be had!”
2. what fun it is to look through janet's blog for inspiration!
Bathsheba is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. She is most known for the story in which she was summoned by King David, who had seen her bathing, seduced her, and impregnated her. As Bathsheba was already married to a soldier named Uriah, David attempted to recall Uriah so he would re-consummate his marriage. When this attempt failed, David arranged for Uriah to be killed in battle so that he could marry Bathsheba. Though the child of this union died in infancy, Bathsheba later bore David's heir, Solomon.
“Detroit: Evolution of a City” is an incredible study of the growth, decline and revival of the city of Detroit through historic and present-day pictures.
knit, 0 - 12 mths
knit - VALENTINE'S DAY
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
CHILDREN'S CORNER ... can you spot the differences (7)?