Photo is from the archive and was taken at Tooreenbawn, Millstreet, Co.Cork (Irl)
This is Cassie who as you can see just loves the snow This picture wasn’t taken during the last few days but is from my archive But it is one of my favourite snow pics as it captures the excitement and the freedom and the energy of the moment.
On This Day
On January 19th 1912 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott and four members of his expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had preceded them by a month. Scott and his men subsequently died trying to return to their base camp.
On January 19th 1980 Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” went to No.1 in many countries across the world
On January 19th 2017 the Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” is extradited to the United States to face trial for his leadership of the Sinaloa drug cartel
Dolly Parton (Country Singer) is 77
Macy Kate (Pop Singer) is 25
Saint For Today
The Saint for today Jan 19th is Saint Wulfstan who put an end to slave trade between England and Ireland. He was a Benedictine Monk.
Significance Of Today
This week is a week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Taking place between January 18th to 25th, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an annual event that brings together Christians from different denominations to pray for unity among the church.
Interesting Quote For Today
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard
Did You Know Fact
Did you know trees can communicate? Trees talk. Their roots are connected through an underground network of fungi, nicknamed the “Wood Wide Web,” that allows them to share resources with each other. They “talk” by transmitting nutrients to one another through the fungi. For instance, a mother tree, or oldest and strongest tree in the forest, will share some of her sugars with smaller, nearby trees.
Thought For The Week
I like the story called ‘The Emperor’s Seeds’. The Emperor wanted to choose a new successor and so he called all the young people in the kingdom together one day. He said: “The time has come for me to step down and one of you must succeed me. I am going to give you all a seed. Just one seed. It is a very special seed. I want you to go home, plant the seed, water it and come back in one year from today with what you have grown from this one seed. I will judge the plants that you bring to me and the one I choose will be the next emperor.”
The Thought For The Week is updated each Monday