Thursday, 11 October 2012

Thursday; The red and blue hat;

First born grandson, Lucian, born 1989

The red and blue hat;
I wrote for Lucian 1992

Happy,  Miss Flora sits on her stool
in her hands the knitting of red and blue wool,
First she wanted to knit a mat
but, rather she thought, I knit a hat.
Red and blue stripes and a pompom on top
oh, cry key,  she let some stitches drop,  
Beside her, purring, Miss Kitty the cat
watches the progress of the red and blue hat.
The balls of wool dance up and down 
these movements let Miss Kitty frown,
She blinks and thinks a little play
is fun and makes a better day.
She yawns and stretches and licks her fur,
she lets escape a little purr,
Then a sudden grab for the wool
Miss Flora nearly falls off her stool.
Out of doors and down the street runs the naughty cat
tangled in the wool of the red and blue hat, 
Miss Flora cries stop, is quite aghast,
Miss Kitty her cat is so very fast.
She plays with the wool has so much fun
A neighbour's cat comes too for a run,
Meow, meow let me have a go
the pair of them make quite a show.
They run past the butcher- and baker’s shop
nothing will and makes them stop,   
They pass the church and pass the school
still playing along with the red and blue wool.
Miss Flora is all in a flurry
she really must run and hurry,
She sighs and thinks what am I to do
How will I recover my red and blue wool?
Miss Kitty her cat is nowhere in sight
now, this is Miss Floras plight,
She puts on her shoes, her coat and her hat
and follows the spur of her naughty cat.
She finds the red and she finds the blue
tangled up mess of her beautiful wool,
She finds Miss Kitty curled up in a ball
fast asleep and not sorry at all. 

©Photo/Text Ts

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Wednesday; food, glorious food;

Filet steak and Potatoes, always a favourite;

In earlier times it was not usual, quite rare to have menu cards for the guests on the table. 
A historian from the 15th century told, that in 1489 the Duke Heinrich von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel heading the Reichstag in Regensburg, attracted a lot of interest, because at the meal he consulted often a note while he was eating. 
The head cook had written down all the dishes in order to be served. The duke could choose which dishes he liked  and  spare his appetite accordingly for the best ones.

Mixed lettuce leaves from Lilli's garden.

Photos/Text Ts


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday; ambiguous;

 Sunday Fairy;

©Photo/my garden;

Sunday,  for  Christians  is a day for worship of God and rest, due to the belief that it is Lord's Day, the day of Christ's resurrection.
Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, part of 'the weekend'. In most Muslim countries, Sunday is a working day.
According to the traditional Christian calendar, Sunday is the first day of the week. According to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 8601 Sunday is the seventh and last day of the week.
No century in the Gregorian calendar starts on a Sunday, whether its first year is '00 or '01.

The English noun Sunday derived sometime before 1250 from sunedai, which itself developed from Old English(before 700 Sunnandæg literally meaning "sun's day", which is cognate to other Germanic languages, including Old Frisian sunnandei, Old Saxon sunnundag, Middle Dutch sonnendach (modern Dutch zondag), Old High German sunnun tag (modern German Sonntag), and Old Norse sunnudagr (Danish and Norwegian søndag, Icelandic sunnudagur and Swedish söndag). The Germanic term is a Germanic interpretation of Latin dies solis "day of the sun", which is a translation of the Ancient Greek heméra helíouIn. 

In the Christian as well as in Islamic tradition, Sunday has been considered as the first day of the week. A number of languages express this position either by the name for the day or by the naming of the other
 days position of the week count.
 The current Greek name for Sunday, Kyriake, means "Lord's Day" coming from the word Kyrios, which is the Greek word for "Lord". 

Christians from very early times have had differences of opinion on the question of whether Sabbath should be observed on a Saturday or a Sunday. The issue  for Seventh Day Adventist, for whom  Sabbath is unquestionably on Saturday, nor for Muslims whose day of assembly is on a Friday.
The ancient Romans traditionally used the eight-day nundinal cycle, a market week, but in the time of Augustus, the seven-day week also came into use. The two weeks were used side-by-side until at least the Calendar of 354 and probably later, despite the official adoption of Sunday as a day of rest by Constantine in AD 321. 
Mithraism kept Sunday holy in honor of Mithras. On 7 March 321, Constantine I, Rome's first Christian Emperor  decreed that Sunday would be observed as the Roman day of rest:

On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country, however, persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain-sowing or vine-planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.

More about Sunday  click here

Some excerpts from Wikipedia