National Chocolate Day

Poster The word chocolate comes from Mexico’s Aztecs and is derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl which combines xocolli, meaning bitter and atl, which means water. The USA’s National Confectioners Association created National Chocolate Day, celebrated on October 28. In Henderson, Nevada, Ethel M Chocolate celebrates the grand reopening of its chocolate factory. The venue …

Children learn what they live

Children learn what they live Ifa child lives with criticism,she learns to condemn.Ifa child lives with hostility,he learns to fight.Ifa child lives with ridicule,she learns to be shy.Ifa child lives with shame,he learns to feel guiltIfa child lives with tolerance,she learns to be patient.Ifa child lives with encouragement,he learns confidence.Ifa child lives with praise,she learns …

This Week: #CoP17

September 24-October 5The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hashtags: #COP17 #CITESCOP17 This will be the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES held on the African continent since CITES came into force on 1 July 1975, but it will the first held …

Jólabókaflóð

Buzzwords Jólabókaflóð = Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially on Christmas Eve Embedded Tweets Word of the day: “Jólabókaflóð” – lit. “Yule book-flood”; Icelandic tradition whereby people give books to each other in the months running up to Christmas — & especially …

Guess Where?

Tweets Transitions Abroad asks … Guess where Home of one of the great French novelists Guess where?Hint: Home of one of the great French novelists. pic.twitter.com/IUZKL3tir4 — Transitions Abroad (@TransAbroad) July 24, 2018 Planeta.com Transitions Abroad

Hudson Bay Rules

Buzzwords Hudson Bay Rules = Where there are no rules (hockey) Elsewhere on the Web https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hudson%20Bay%20Rules https://www.newspapers.com/clip/5048984/hudson_bay_rules_origin/ Planeta.com Hockey

Kowanyama

Photo: Feral Arts, Mitchell Rive Delta In the Yir-Yoront language, Kowanyama means “The place of many waters.” The annual (mean) rainfall of Kowanyama is about 1253mm and the most rain received in a day was 343mm. The wettest months are January (340mm) and February (360mm). From May to October there is very little rain. Rainfall …