3rd Blog Anniversary + An Interview

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films

Just discovered that today marks three years since I started blogging. The time has flown by. I cannot tell you how much you guys all mean to me. Thanks so much for your encouragement, friendship, comments, likes and support. ❤

Photo1939 Deborah heard it was my anniversary and brought flowers. 😁 Screenshot by me.

This year I haven’t been as active on here as I have been before. This is due to my health. I suffer from M.E. and have had it since my teens. To call this illness awful would be an understatement. It is debilitating.

In the last few years the symptoms have gotten much worse and the last two years have been particularly bad. I don’t have the strength to do much a lot of the time now. This is something that upsets and frustrates me greatly, but I try and make myself post something when I feel…

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Saturday Surprise — Wildlife and … Crocodile Hunter Junior!

Filosofa's Word

Good Saturday morn, and welcome to the …weekendI have two fun things planned for today.  First, this may come as a big surprise to you, but Filosofa is a big lover of critters!  Shocked, aren’t you?

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the largest wildlife photography competition in the world. It is an annual international wildlife photography competition owned by the Natural History Museum.  The first competition was held in 1964, with three categories and around 600 entries. By 2008, the competition had grown to over 32,000 entries from 3100 photographers in 82 countries!

There are far too many for me to post here, so I have picked only a few of my favourites this year, but your can see more of the winners at Bored Panda, if you’re interested.

This first one is the #1 winner, titled “The Moment”, and taken by Yongqing Bao of China. 

"The Moment" By Yongqing Bao, China, Behaviour: Mammals, Grand Title Winner This…

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Ghosts, Goblins & Witches ‘Round the Globe … Redux

Filosofa's Word

This was my Hallowe’en post back in 2016 … little did I know then just how scary things were about to get!  I’ve added a few pictures since the original version, and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing some traditions from other countries and cultures!   

halloween-3Here in the U.S., our Hallowe’en traditions hail back to Ireland, which is widely considered to be where Hallowe’en originated.  The Irish celebrate much as we do here, with children dressing up to go trick-or-treating for candy, parties with games such as bobbing for apples, bonfires, etc.  A traditional food eaten on Hallowe’en is barnbrack, a kind of fruitcake that can be bought in stores or baked at home. A muslin-wrapped treat is baked inside the cake that, it is said, can foretell the eater’s future. If a ring is found, it means that the person will soon be wed; a piece of straw means…

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