This was a field of hay that should have been made into lovely bales but the weather went against the farmer. The summer this year has been tough for all farmers and when the weather is against you, it’s hard going

On This Day 

On Oct 13th 1792 The cornerstone for the White House in the U.S.A was laid and it has become the home of every President and First Lady since 1800

On Oct 13th 2010 Amid great celebrations, 33 Chilean workers were rescued after spending 69 days trapped in a mine.

On Oct 13th 2019 Pope Francis canonised John Henry Newman, British theologian and Catholic priest as a saint

Birthdays Today

Kate Walsh (Actress) is 56

and if Margaret Thatcher were alive it would have been her birthday today

Saint For Today

Saint for October 13th is St Edward

Significance Of Today

Today is World Egg Day. They are simply one of the oldest foods known to us.  Eggs have played an important role in the lives and health of humans since the beginning of the human race. It is well known that they are full of protein and make simple but delicious meals like scrambled egg and are used constantly in baking.

Interesting Quote for Today

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though your friend knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~Bernard Meltzer

Did You Know😇

An egg shell can have as many as 17,000 pores.

Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D

Duck eggs are higher in fat and better for baking

If you drop an egg on the floor, sprinkle it heavily with salt for an easy clean up.

Video for the week🎥

Thought For The week

“Use your smile to change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.”  ~Author Unknown

Last Friday was World Smile Day. Sometimes all it takes to make a day a bit better is a simple smile, whether someone gives it to you or if it’s one you share with someone else. Whether it’s just a simple compliment, a cheery hello or a word of thanks, it will always generate a smile.

Sometimes we take our smile for granted but your smile most certainly is beautiful and always makes a difference. Very simply when we frown there is fear and when we smile there is love present. They say smiling is one of the best beauty remedies that costs absolutely nothing.

Scientists tell us that smiling lowers your heart beat and reduces stress levels. They also tell us that smiling can lift your mood and lengthen your life expectancy. Smiling is also contagious and we can recognise a smile on someone’s face up to 300 feet away.

In relation to our Gospel stories it is my firm belief that Jesus smiled a lot. We don’t have photos of course but I am fully convinced that he had the most beautiful smile. People always warmed to him and connected with him straight away. This could only have happened because of his beautiful smile.

I now do the sign of peace at Mass by saying ‘With just a wave, we will offer each other the sign of peace as a sign of the importance of community and the importance of coming together.’ What happens is just beautiful. Everyone as they wave are smiling at each other. It goes beyond words.

World Smile Day encourages us to keep smiling. Nobody else has your beautiful smile and your smile makes a beautiful difference every single day.