Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Christmas Movies

Do you watch Christmas movies?

Do you have a favourite?

I have a few favourites such as The Polar Express with Tom Hanks and The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen.

On Sunday past I watched The Man Who Invented Christmas which is the story of Charles Dickens and how he came to write A Christmas Carol. I found the movie in the On Demand section of my Foxtel when I was looking for something Christmasy to watch and I did enjoy the movie.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, Christmas is fast approaching only 7 days till the big day, are you excited?

As I sit here and look up I see Christmas cards hanging on my wall and I think, who sent the first Christmas card and when, so I do what you do when you think such things, I ask Google. This is the answer I got.

The first Christmas card was created and sent in 1843. A man named John Calcott Horsley printed the first Christmas card for Sir Henry Cole, the friend who had given him the idea.

I then thought, I wonder how many Christmas cards are sent each year, so again I ask Google and this is the answer.

Over 2 billion Christmas cards are sent in the US each year.

In the UK, this figure will likely be around 900 million

Couldn't find an answer for how many are sent here in Australia.................

I can tell you that here the cost of a stamp to send a Christmas card is 65cents which is 35cents cheaper then the cost of a normal stamp.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Did you know No:32

Hello Monday, no aqua for me this week as Natasha has court, 6 months ago she received a parking ticket when dropping Blain off at school and decided to fight it instead of just paying it, anyway she has court about it again tomorrow. Last time she went to court it was adjourned.

Anyway since Christmas is just around the corner I am doing did you know Christmas facts that may or may not be true.

The 25th December was originally a pagan celebration, as no one knows when Jesus was born
Santa Claus originated in a newspaper add, to sell toys and gift books in the mid 19th century.
The Christmas Tree is a manufactured tradition.
The nativity story resulted in several wars.
Mistletoe kissing originated with fertility rites

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Friendship poem No:6

Friendships, family ties
the companionship of little children
an autumn forest flung in prodigality
against a deep blue sky, the intricate
design and haunting fragrance of a
flower, the counterpoint of a Bach
fugue or the melodic line of a
Beethoven sonata, the fluted note
of bird song, the glowing glory of
a sunset: the world is aflame with
things of eternal moment

BY: E Margaret Clarkson

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Rankin Park Appointment

Good morning or good afternoon or maybe it is good evening depending on when you are reading this. I hope life is treating you well, I am well.

So yesterday I had an appointment at the Rankin Park Day Hospital about the problems I have with my balance. Tim drove me over and stayed with me for the appointment, we were there for just over 3 hours.

We saw a doctor, a nurse and a occupational therapist and a physiotherapist, in the end I was signed up to attend the falls program which is ran over six weeks and will help me with my balance. Thankfully they will arrange for a taxi to pick me up and bring me home again, the program doesn't start again till the 29th January.

They are also going to arrange for someone to come and check out the house and try and arrange for hand rails at the front door and in the bathroom. This will make Tim happy.

During the last year I have had about 8 falls and near falls which I guess is a lot.

I was getting annoyed with how much the occupational therapist went on about me having a bath, she thought I should be having a shower. I do not like showers and rarely have them. At this stage I do not have a problem getting in or out of the bath, when I start to have a problem I will deal with it.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Gross Facts No:7

Hello everyone, after a string on hot days it is very cool and wet here, suppose to have light rain on and off all day. Anyway here are this weeks gross facts, this week is part two of parasites facts.

Hookworms can live in your intestine, sucking on your blood.

Flukes are parasitic worms found in fish,cattle and sheep. Humans can also become infected by swimming in fluke infested water.

Thorny-headed worms hatch inside pond crustaceans, which are then eaten by ducks. The worm reproduces inside the duck, and its eggs come out in the duck's poo. They are then eaten by a crustacean and the cycle begins again.

The tongue-eating louse eats the tongue of its fish victim and lives in its place

A female flea sucks up to 15 times her own body weight in blood every day.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Did you know No:31

Good morning world here we are at another Monday, I had a good weekend, read some blogs and wrote some letters.
I watched Sydney-May & Summer yesterday for a couple of hours while Kathy-Lee & Michael went and did some Christmas shopping.

Anyway Monday is did you know day, so here are today's did you know facts.

The average person is about a quarter of an inch taller at night, what the hell...........

The average person laughs about 15 times a day

A fingernail or toenail takes about s ix months to grow from base to tip

A sneeze can exceed a speed of 100mph

The sandwich is named after the Fourth Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), for whom sandwiches were made so that he could stay at the gambling table without getting up for meals

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