Mother, Summer, I By Philip Larkin

For Mothers Everywhere

Mother’s Day 26th March 2017, ROI  (This Sunday)

Mother, Summer, I By Philip Larkin

My mother, who hates thunder storms,
Holds up each summer day and shakes
It out suspiciously, lest swarms
Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there;
But when the August weather breaks
And rains begin, and brittle frost
Sharpens the bird-abandoned air,
Her worried summer look is lost,

And I her son, though summer-born
And summer-loving, none the less
Am easier when the leaves are gone
Too often summer days appear
Emblems of perfect happiness
I can’t confront: I must await
A time less bold, less rich, less clear:
An autumn more appropriate.

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St.Patrick’s Day – A Day When The Whole World Celebrates The Irish Culture

Date: 17th March (Every Year)

St.Patrick’s Day Website: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/

Title:St. Patrick and Identity

Author: National Museum, Ireland

Full Text & Source: http://www.museum.ie/Country-Life/Featured-Topics/St-Patrick/Decorative-arts

St. Patrick and the symbols associated with him have been used to emphasis Irish identity and can been seen in these objects from the N.M.I. Collections.

see related articles on the National Museum’s website:

 read more about St.Patrick  various articles on website
March 17 th is known as the feast day of Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. It is marked in Ireland and throughout the world with parades, religious and cultural events. The traditions observed today have been noted over the centuries and evidence for these can be found…
Below you will find some examples of the major religious artefacts associated in some form with St. Patrick and on view in Kildare Street, Dublin 2, home of N.M.I. – Archaeology . Shrine of the Miosach, Clonmany, Co. Donegal. Late eleventh century ad, redecorated in…
NMI R4010-1 Date: 8th-9th century AD and circa AD 1100 This bell is reputed to have belonged to St. Patrick. It is made of two sheets of iron which are riveted together and coated with bronze. This bell is frequently mentioned in written sources as one of th…
St. Patrick and the symbols associated with him can be seen in some of the objects from our Decorative Arts collection, Collins Barracks, Dublin . Triptych, depicts scenes of StPatrick’s life in Ireland, enamels and brass inlaid with silver and painted with enamels, …
St. Patrick   St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is honoured on the 17th March, a day on which all Lenten restrictions were temporarily lifted. Children made ‘St. Patrick’s crosses’ – badges of fabric and paper. They wore these crosses to Mass and then …

 

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Free Ebooks By Email Daily

Title: Bookbub

Author: BookBub Co.

Website: https://www.bookbub.com/home/overview.php

The Internet, Online, 21/03/2017

Sample Text From Website:

“ ‘It’s the Groupon of books…For the consumer, it’s new, it’s interesting. It’s a deal and there isn’t much risk. And it works.’ ”
-New York Times

“BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you’d like to get notified about — with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks — and we send great deals in those genres to your inbox.
BookBub doesn’t actually sell books. We simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook store, Apple’s iBooks, and others. Book publishers offer deals at these sites for promotional purposes, and our staff works with them to determine the best ones to feature to our members.”…….

BookBub’s goal is to delight you every day with the best deals on great books. To this end, we are careful to only notify you about deals that meet the following criteria:
Free or Deeply Discounted: All of the books we feature in our emails are either free or dramatically discounted, sometimes as much as 90% off their original price.
Top Quality Content: We only feature books that are bestsellers or written by a bestselling author, were published by a top-tier publisher, or have received strong reviews from critics and readers.
Limited Time Offers: BookBub generally features deals that are available for a limited time, so it’s important to act quickly to get the book.
Match Your Preferences: Our website lets you customize which types of books you get notified about, so we won’t clog your inbox with deals you won’t want.

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Happy International Women’s Day

Progress For Women Is Progress For All!

See Interesting Article:

Title: A Day Without a Woman

Author: Women’s March On Washington

Free Text & Source: https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday/
The Internet, Online, 8/3/2017

Sample Text
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.
Are You In?

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman……

Mission & Vision

We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

read full article online…………..

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Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
A Poem By Dr Seuss
“If we didn’t have
birthdays,
you wouldn’t be
you.
If you’d never been
born,
well then what would
you do?
If you’d never been
born,
well then what would
you be?
You might be a
fish!
Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a doorknob!
Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of
hard green tomatoes.”
“Or worse than all
that…
Why, you might be a
WASN’T!
A Wasn’t has no fun at all.
No, he doesn’t.A
Wasn’t just isn’t.
He just isn’t present.
But you…You A
RE YOU!
And, now isn’t that pleasant!”
“Today you are you!
That is truer than true!
There is no one alive…
…who is youer than you!
Shout loud, “I am lucky
to be what I am!
Thank goodness
I’m not just a clam or a ham
Or a dusty old jar of sour gooseberry jam!
I am what I am!
That’s a great thing to be!
If I say so myself,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO ME!”

 

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Happy World Book Day 2017

Céad Míle Fáilte

A Chairde, we are delighted to be celebrating World Book Day in Ireland on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Over the last 20 years (yes, it’s our 20th anniversary in 2017!), World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. This may sound like a very simple idea, but unfortunately, many children do not have access to books in their homes.

Find out about the ten World Book Day €1.50 books for 2016 here.

read the  articles online…

Website: http://www.worldbookday.com/books/

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I Love Art

I recently employed a painter to paint all the rooms in my house. I had such fun picking colours and buying new soft furnishings. I selected the following colours: the sitting room: cream and gold, the study : duck egg blue, the hall cream and gold, the kitchen: stone beige and cream, the bathroom blue and white, the master bedroom, lilac, bedroom 2: gold and brown, the conservatory: white and the rest of the rooms:  neutral cream walls and white ceilings.I used the Dulux app, it is brilliant.

Dulux Visualizer: https://www.dulux.ie/en/inspiration/dulux-visualiser

Colours: warm sands (beige)

Country Blue (pale blue)

Duck Egg Blue (Blue)

Ivory White (Cream)

Pharaoh’s Gold (Gold)

Lovely Lilac (Lilac)

Ceilings: Pure Brilliant White

Walls: Country White (Cream)

The art did not match the colour theme of my rooms so I went online to buy some canvas art. I did but on my journey came across some brilliant educational videos on Utube on the great artists. Check this one out:

Title:Claude Monet: A collection of 1540 paintings (HD)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCVYEqc_Hw4

 

 

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