This is a windswept Hawthorn tree high up on Tullig Hill overlooking Millstreet, Co.Cork The long stone wall makes the tree stand out even more.

On This Day

On November 3rd 1991 Ayrton Senna wins the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide and his third World Drivers championship. It became the shortest F1 race ever run (14 laps) because of wet conditions

On November 3rd 1992 Whitney Houston released a song “I Will Always Love You” and it became a worldwide hit.

On November 3rd 2021 4-year old Cleo Smith was found alive and well 18 days after she disappeared from a family tent, by police in Carnarvon, Western Australia

Birthdays Today

Ian Wright (Soccer Player and now Football Pundit on BBC) is 60

Saint For Today

Saint for November 3rd is Saint Martin de Porres. He is the patron saint of people of mixed race, and of innkeepers, barbers and public health workers.

Significance of Today

Today is World Sandwich Day. It is about appreciating the simplicity of a good sandwich. There is certainly something special about your favourite bits and pieces piled high between two slices of delicious bread.

There is actually a place in England called Sandwich. It was here that John Montagu became the fourth Earl of this particular little English town. John was a well-known lover of card games. It is said that he originally ordered his meat to be delivered to him between two slices of bread so that he would not get his grease laden fingers on the card, nor require a fork to eat. And so we have the word sandwich today.

Quote For Today

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right―for you’ll be criticized anyway.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

Did You Know

Did you know blinking could serve as mental rest, not eye lubrication? The intuitive reason why humans blink so much, 15 to 20 times per minute, is for eye lubrication. But research suggests that it’s actually to give our brains a break.

Video for the week🎥  (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘May They Rest In Peace RIP’

Thought For The week

“Halloween is an ancient druidic holiday, one the Celtic peoples have celebrated for millennia. It is the crack between the last golden rays of summer and the darkness of winter; the delicately balanced tweak of the year before it is given over entirely to the dark.” ~Jenny Colgan

 Halloween has most certainly not lost its appeal and is celebrated by so many. The old simple games from the past are still popular like snap apple. Halloween puts us in touch with the mystery of life and that some things in life are often clouded in darkness. It put us in touch with the struggle between light and darkness and the struggle between good and evil.

It puts us in touch with the passage of time and the cycles of nature which we so often take for granted. Halloween may have pagan origins but the Christian message is wrapped around it. It’s a simple Halloween message that God is with us, encourages and reassures us especially when we struggle with darkness, evil, mystery and the unknown.

Halloween coincides with the clocks going back and increasing darkness. The image of light is powerful at this time of year. We gravitate towards light when it is scarce. Halloween is also a celebration of God’s light and presence in our world.

May you be blessed this Halloween with light and love. May you be blessed with the strength to get through whatever darkness is with you right now. May you be blessed with the simplicity of a Halloween treat. May you be blessed this day and this Halloween. Amen

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