A lovely sunny afternoon allowed me the opportunity to go for a walk in Currabinny Woods which is about 5km from Carrigaline, Co.Cork. There are some beautiful walks and loops in this wood. With the colours of autumn it is particularly striking and beautiful at this time of year.
Over the next few days and into next week you will see new changes to the website. It will be ongoing for the next few days. The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022.
On This Day
On Nov 9th 1989 the opening of the Berlin Wall took place. It extended for 45km to divide the western and eastern sides of Berlin.
On Nov 9th 1960 John F Kennedy became president of the United States
On Nov 9th 2020 Pfizer announced that their Covid 19 vaccine was over 90% effective in a trial involving nearly 44,000 people. It was the first big breakthrough in the fight against Covid
Lou Ferrigno (Famous as the actor who played the part of the Incredible Hulk) is 71
Alessandro Del Piero (Former Italian footballer) is 48
Daphne Guinness (Artist and fashion designer) is 55
Today would also have been the late Caroline Flacks Birthday (TV Show host)
Saint For Today
Saint Martin of Tours and he is the Patron Saint of the poor, soldiers, tailors, and winemakers
Significance of Today
Today Nov 9th is World Freedom Day:
In many parts of the world, freedom is something that is taken for granted—the freedom to choose any religion we want (or no religion at all), the freedom to be in a relationship with the person we love, the freedom to travel – the list goes on. Unfortunately, there are many, many places in the world where these freedoms are not available to most people. World Freedom celebrates the freedoms we all should be enjoying
Interesting Quote For Today
“When I was a boy in the 1930s, the carbon dioxide level was still below 300 parts per million. This year, it reached 382, the highest figure for hundreds of thousands of years.” ~ David Attenborough
Did You Know
Did you know trees and forests are known as ‘carbon sinks’, because they store carbon dioxide as they grow. When humans cut down rainforests or they are destroyed by wildfires, large amounts of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere. This contributes to the greenhouse effect and increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, contributing further to global warming.