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IT’S WINTERTIME !

7 Dec

      Winter is a magic season, although it’s not always friendly. Sometimes it’s a moment of seeing inside of us, of introspection; other times it means dynamism, generosity and joy. In the dictionary, the word “winter” is referred to as: “the season between autumn and spring comprising in the northern hemisphere usually the months of December, January and February or as reckoned astronomically extending from the December solstice to the March equinox”.(Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
          We totally agree, but a definition could not include the very essence of this beautiful season, the reasons why kids love it so much: the holidays, the snow and skiing or snowboarding and the Christmas tree with presents under it.

 

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Writers and artists were inspired by this season and created remarkable works of art: for instance, the Danish painter Peder Mork (1859-1941) painted “A Mountain Torrent in a Winter Landscape”.  

 

Winter

by William  Shakespeare

 

When icicles hang by the wall

And Dick the shepherd blows his nail
And Tom bears logs into the hall,
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When Blood is nipped and ways be foul,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
Tu-who;
Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note,
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.
When all aloud the wind doth blow,
And coughing drowns the parson’s saw,
And birds sit brooding in the snow,
And Marian’s nose looks red and raw
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,
Then nightly sings the staring owl,
Tu-who;
Tu-whit, tu-who: a merry note,
While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.

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      CALENDAR

   
There are many famous people who were born in:
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  •  01 Dec 1761: Madame Marie Tussaud (French artist known for her waxworks, founded the Wax Museum in London)
  •  02Dec 1946: Gianni Versace (fashion designer)
  •  08 Dec 1943: Jim Morrison (member of the legendary band The Doors)
  • 11 Dec 1803: Hector Berlioz (French composer, “Symphonie Fantastique”)
  • 14 Dec 1503: Michel de Nostredame or Nostradamus (French foreteller)
  • 15 Dec 1832: Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (French engineer who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris)
  • 16 Dec 1770: Ludwig van Beethoven (German composer, “Moonlight Sonata”)
  • 18 Dec 1963: Brad Pitt (mega Hollywood star,” Seven Years in Tibet”, “Se7en”)
  • 19 Dec 1915: Edith Piaf (French singer, “La vie en rose”)
  •  22 Dec 1858: Giacomo Puccini (Italian composer, “Tosca”, “Madame Butterfly”)
  • 25 Dec 1642: Sir Isaac Newton (NS: 4 Jan, 1643; English physicist, mathematician, astronomer; described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion)
  •  27 Dec 1822: Louis Pasteur (French scientist; developed a vaccine against rabies)
  • 31 Dec 1937: Sir Anthony Hopkins (Hollywood star born in Wales, “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Legends of the Fall”, “Nixon”) 

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