Fodor’s Travel – Great Website

Fodor’s  Travel Website offers a list of key phrases and its’ pronunciation in all major languages.

Source: http://www.fodors.com/language/italian/

I am studying Italian for my trip to Rome.

This Italian section is divdied into key sections:

Overview

Greetings

Directions

Shopping

Numbers

Dining Out

Basic Phrases

Other Languages Include:

Spanish

French

German

Arabic

Chinese

Japanese

 

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Emojipedia

Search Emojipedia @ http://emojipedia.org/

Search this online site for emoji. 🙂 ❤ 😀😁😂😘

Just Copy & Paste! No Learning Codes!

Emoji are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and Web pages. Emoji are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places and types of weather, and animals.

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Emoji Version 5.0

Emoji 5.0 is the list of new emojis for release in 2017. This update includes 56 new emojis from Unicode 10.0, as well as 183 emoji sequences used for gender and skin-tone variants and subdivision flags.Most vendors are expected to support 69 unique images, with 24 of these supporting five additional skin tone variants. 10 of the new emojis have a base (non-gendered) emoji which may or may not display with a gender-inclusive appearance.

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Lent By George Herbert

Welcome deare feast of Lent: who loves not thee,
He loves not Temperance, or Authoritie,
But is compos’d of passion.
The Scriptures bid us fast; the Church sayes, now:
Give to thy Mother, what thou wouldst allow
To ev’ry Corporation.

The humble soul compos’d of love and fear
Begins at home, and layes the burden there,
When doctrines disagree.
He sayes, in things which use hath justly got,
I am a scandall to the Church, and not
The Church is so to me.

True Christians should be glad of an occasion
To use their temperance, seeking no evasion,
When good is seasonable;
Unlesse Authoritie, which should increase
The obligation in us, make it lesse,
And Power it self disable.

Besides the cleannesse of sweet abstinence,
Quick thoughts and motions at a small expense,
A face not fearing light:
Whereas in fulnesse there are sluttish fumes,
Sowre exhalations, and dishonest rheumes,
Revenging the delight.

Then those same pendant profits, which the spring
And Easter intimate, enlarge the thing,
And goodnesse of the deed.
Neither ought other mens abuse of Lent
Spoil the good use; lest by that argument
We forfeit all our Creed.

It ‘s true, we cannot reach Christ’s fortieth day;
Yet to go part of that religious way,
Is better than to rest:
We cannot reach our Savior’s purity;
Yet are bid, Be holy ev’n as he.
In both let ‘s do our best.

Who goeth in the way which Christ hath gone,
Is much more sure to meet with him, than one
That travelleth by-ways:
Perhaps my God, though he be far before,
May turn, and take me by the hand, and more
May strengthen my decays.

Yet Lord instruct us to improve our fast
By starving sin and taking such repast
As may our faults control:
That ev’ry man may revel at his door,
Not in his parlor; banqueting the poor,
And among those his soul.

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For Mum – Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day MumHappy Mothers Day

The Song of the Old Mother By W.B Yeats
I RISE in the dawn, and I kneel and blow
Till the seed of the fire flicker and glow.
And then I must scrub, and bake, and sweep,
Till stars are beginning to blink and peep;
But the young lie long and dream in their bed
Of the matching of ribbons, the blue and the red,
And their day goes over in idleness,
And they sigh if the wind but lift up a tress.
While I must work, because I am old
And the seed of the fire gets feeble and cold.

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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.
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