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May Day

Happy May Day! Throughout the decades, there have been different festivities and representations of May Day, seasonal change has been the most significant one across countries. May Day is one of the four ancient Celtic cross-quarter days, an astronomical holiday as it falls between the March equinox and June solstice. Originating from its Celtic name,Continue reading “May Day”

Prompt from Fandango

Found Fandango’s site through another blogger: each day a one word challenge is posted to write a post using the word of the word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction or even a picture or drawing. Today’s word is “mindful.” and here is my offering:

The Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, (also called the hibernal solstice), occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun and today 21st December is that day for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Since prehistoric times, the winter solstice has been a significant time of year in many cultures, marked by festivals andContinue reading “The Winter Solstice”

Today at COP26

Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champions said:​ “It is fantastic to see the ambition in renewables deployment, with Race to Zero members committing to reaching over 750GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. This will only grow as more energy companies join the Race to Zero emissions, and decarbonisation ambitionsContinue reading “Today at COP26”

Mother Mary Teresa

Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, (1910-1997) was born in Skopje North Macedonia on 26 August 1910. After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life. Teresa was in her early years when she was fascinated by stories of the lives of missionariesContinue reading “Mother Mary Teresa”

A Salute to the Windrush Generation

This phrase is used about people arriving in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries, its reference is to the ship the Empire Windrush, which docked in Tilbury on this day, 22 June 1948, bringing workers to the ‘the mother country’, to help post-war Britains’ recovery, especially with its labour shortages. The BritishContinue reading “A Salute to the Windrush Generation”