Photo was taken last week near Mahon, Cork (Irl)
While out for a walk before darkness closed in, there was still time for a quick photo of rush hour traffic near Mahon shopping centre. A pedestrian bridge allowed me the opportunity and not a drone in case you were wondering!
On This Day
On December 12th 1964 Kenya became a republic on the first anniversary of its independence from Britain
On December 12th 2015 the COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels
On December 12th 2019 the British General Election was won by Boris Johnson Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority.
Dionne Warwick (Singer) is 81
Jennifer Connelly (Actress) is 51
If he was alive it would have been Frank Sinatra’s birthday today
Saint For Today
Today Dec 12th is the Feast Day of Saint Jane Frances de Chantel. She was happily married but her husband died tragically. She would later set up a religious community of women who would visit the sick and the poor. She spoke about living life with love.
Significance Of Today
Today is National Poinsettia Day and is a day to celebrate the ever popular red flower used at Christmas time. When looking at a Poinsettia, all we can think of is “The Poinsettia is to Christmas like a pumpkin is to Halloween”. It’s beautiful red flowers always stand out and will last right through Christmas and right into the start of the New Year. But it hates draughts and cold and if it experiences one of these, the plant simply gives up and the leaves will fall.
Talking Point Today
In Ireland it is certainly the cold weather and the cold snap we are currently experiencing. It is to stay for all of the coming week.
Interesting Quote For Today
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” ~Oprah Winfrey
Did You Know
Did you know it takes 70 different pieces of wood to make up a violin which is why they are so expensive