Bye bye snow, hello 2011!

On the 9th of December, I posted an article entitled Let it snow! where I wrote about the sprinkling of snow that I had added to my blog. Throughout December its been snowing on my blog, but now its nearly 2011, so the snow has stopped.

So what can you expect from my philosophy blog in 2011? Articles, and lots of them! I also have a few updates planned for the blog, which I hope to implement in the new year. A faster, smarter, easier to read blog is what I hope to create in the new year.

Happy New Year 2011

My blog is yet to turn 6 months old, and yet its had over 50 posts already this year, not a bad achievement I would say! 🙂

I hope you have a really great new year, and I wish you the best of luck with any resolutions you may have.

Goodbye 2010 hello 2011!

Happy New Year 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Billions of people around the world today will be celebrating the Christian festival of Christmas. On this day Christians mark the birth of the founder of the religion – Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas!

Father Christmas (A.K.A. Santa Claus/Saint Nicholas) is commonly associated with the festival in many countries. He is the bringer of gifts, perceiving whether someone has been good or bad throughout the year and giving them a present/presents reflecting that. In France they have a similar character known as Papá Noel/Père Noël, in Iceland he is known as Jólasveinn, Joulupukki in Finland etc.

Father Christmas

I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas, I hope you have a really great time!

Merry Christmas! 😀

Let it snow!

Christmas has really started now, the countdown is on, so just to add to the festive spirit, I have added some snow to my blog! On every page (except the admin area) you can now see snow drifting down from above, giving my blog a truly Christmas feeling 🙂

Christmas 2010
I have used a plugin called “Let It Snow!” which has a very tidy interface, with all the settings you could possible want to fiddle with. If you have any comments on the snow, like its too fast, not enough, too slow etc. please tell me, and I will see what I can do to fix it.

Everyone all around the world is getting set for Christmas 2010, it looks like its going to be a good 🙂

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year! 😀

Remembrance Day 2010

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Beautiful Poppy Field
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Thanks to those who gave their life, so that we could live.

Blog Action Day

This article is off topic, but it in aid of a very worthwhile cause.

I regularly read Lillie Ammann’s blog, as I find it very thought provoking, and it has a really nice little community of writers and commenters.

In a recent post, Lillie wrote about “Blog Action Day 2010: Water”. Blog Action Day is a site which aims to

“raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.”

In the past it has focused on poverty and other causes, but this year it has focused on water.

I read Lillie’s post on Blog Action Day and as most of her posts do, it got me thinking. So I investigated Blog Action Day, and had a look at their site.

Water

It seems to me, to be a very good idea, a blog specialising in promoting those really important issues, that it is easy to forget.

The official date was the 15th of October, so I have missed the deadline, but I think that it is still very important to raise this issue.

Please watch this short video and hopefully you too will appreciate this.

So what can you do? Raise awareness, that’s Blog Action Day’s main aim. Awareness leads to people helping, as without knowing that there is a problem, how can we possible help?

If you are a blogger, please seriously think about posting an article and promoting the word, as it is a good one. Don’t forget there will be another Blog Action Day next year, so you (and hopefully me) can be ready for that one!

“Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions.”

Is that not a good enough reason to act?

Visit blogactionday.change.org for more details on the scale of the problem, and to find out how you can help.

Thank You

UPDATE: I have also found an article about Blog Action Day, on another great blog of which I am a regular reader – AriHerzog.com. Please click Water Water Everywhere on Blogs Today to view Ari’s article. Well done Ari for promoting the word!