First Night Design | Chinese Empress on Her Throne #Repost

FROM THE ARCHIVE 13th May 2014

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Chinese Empress on Her Throne © First Night Design

While I have not specified which empress this is in the title, she was actually the Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi or Cixi (1835-1908) and one of the most formidable of figures. According to King’s…

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Original Article: https://firstnightdesign.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/first-night-design-chinese-empress-on-her-throne-repost/

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Nice one my friend … Ian

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HUMOUR MOMENT: Don’t do drugs, do dhal puri

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Drugs are horrible substances. Whether legal or illegal, recreational narcotics usually cause harm to the body, damaging the user from the inside and out. So instead of sniffing that line or hitting that pipe, why not tuck into some Mauritian-style dhal puri instead. You’ll look a million rupees, and you won’t have to worry about the police pulling you over and busting you for illicit dhal puri possession.

For those who have never encountered the awesomeness that is dhal puri, let me explain. This is a snack popular on the island of Mauritius and an unforgettable part of my island’s culinary landscape. It is unleavened bread (rather like a chapati or thick tortilla) filled with lentils and spices, and often consumed as street food. Also known as ‘dhol/dhall puri’, this food goes great with a dollop of ‘zasar’ (pickle).

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Fano Miasta.
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Original Article: https://halfeatenmind.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/humour-moment-dont-do-drugs-do-dhal-puri/

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Metades Bastam?

Thanks for visit and follow and added your great post to friends news – followed you back … Ian 👍

BLOG DA UNIQUE

Basta metade do seu rosto para o meu olho brilhar.

Basta metade do azul destes olhos para eu me visualizar.

Basta metade do seu ombro para eu querer me apoiar.

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Basta metade do seu edredom para eu querer deitar.

Basta metade da sua boca para a minha querer beijar.

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Basta metade do seu corpo para o meu querer se encaixar.

Quando você tem tudo, metades não satisfazem.

Quando você não tem nada, metade te basta.

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Choices

Great writing Hollie you are truly a 🌟 blown away .. Ian 🌹X

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Nice one Doru … Keep well my friend Ian …, 👍

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No hay luz

Hola Juan, Great picture is it Spain or elsewhere ? … Ian 😀

ElRincónInhóspito

No hay luz,

es de noche y no hay luz.

La colcha está echada

hacia el lado incorrecto

de esta cama redonda.

La almohada no tiene plumas,

en esta habitación las ocas

siempre van vestidas.

El despertador está dormido,

las ventanas en venta

y las cortinas… coartadas.

Las ovejas que cuento

saltan ya esquiladas.

Me faltan ovejas,

la número ocho no salta,

la veinticinco prefiere

cardar la lana,

la cincuenta me mira y se ríe.

Huele a soledad mal acompañada,

sabe a tristeza,

a tristeza que no se sabe triste.

No hay luz,

es de noche y no hay luz…

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Rare Summer Solstice Marked by “Strawberry Moon ” – @AceFriendsNews

Rare Summer Solstice Marked by “Strawberry Moon

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A rare confluence of a solar and lunar event which occurs only twice a century took place on the evening of Monday, June 21 when a Strawberry Moon rose in the sky during the summer solstice.

An event with deep mystical significance, the solstice means very different things for different people, but it is rooted deeply in Biblical sources.

The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, marks the middle of the summer. Derived from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, the term ‘solstice’ means ‘sun standing still’. Caused by the revolution of the tilted axis of the Earth, it causes the changes of the seasons.

The solstice generally falls between June 20 and 22 in the Northern Hemisphere.

A lovely atmosphere at the stones this evening #Stonehenge #summersolstice pic.twitter.com/7UdLfI5Ylv

— Stonehenge (@EH_Stonehenge) June 20, 2016

This year, the summer solstice was accompanied by a rare occurrence, called a Strawberry Moon, when the solstice coincides with a full moon. This astrological event only occurs about once every 50 years, with the last Strawberry Moon in 1967 and the next scheduled to arrive in 2062. The term was invented by Algonquin tribes of North America who believed June’s full moon signalled the beginning of the strawberry picking season.

For those who still adhere to pagan rituals, the highlight of the solstice is at the ancient site of Stonehenge in Avebury, England. The festival on Monday night drew 12,000 participants.

On the solstice, or “Litha” as pagans call it, the central Altar stone at Stonehenge aligns with the Heel stone, the Slaughter stone and the rising sun to the north east in a beautiful arc.

Also called Midsummer’s eve, pagans believed the solstice was when the division between this world and the next was at its thinnest, and fairies were at their most powerful. Pagans and druids performed a fire ritual on the summer solstice, gathering in a circle around a large central candle and lighting individual candles from it, one at a time.

In Biblical Israel, the passage of time related to the agricultural cycles and are divided into four tekufot (seasons). Each tekufah, according to Samuel Yarhinai, a Babylonian Talmudic sage from the second century, divided the year into four equal periods of 91 days and 7½ hours. Teḳufat Tammuz, the summer solstice, begins “Et Ha-Katzir” (harvest-time).

Tonight’s Strawberry Moon rises over Glastonbury Tor. Happy Solstice! @GlastoFest pic.twitter.com/FLqNHJc3Z1

— Matt Cardy (@mattcardy) June 20, 2016

The summer solstice was also associated with Moses striking the rock, instead of speaking to it, and causing drops of blood to flow from it. In punishment for this act, Moses and Aaron were not allowed to enter the Land of Israel.

And Moshe lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice; and water came forth abundantly, Numbers 20:11

Seder Olam, a second-century Hebrew language chronology detailing the dates of biblical events, stated that the battle in which Joshua stops the sun in the sky also occurred on the summer solstice.

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Joshua 10:13

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Midnight in Manaus by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Manaus Where Two Rivers Meet in iTunes

Fabulous Leslie and live the music … Ian 😀

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It was midnight when we arrived in Manaus. Normally we would have taken a train or bus into town from the airport, however it was late and we weren’t familiar with the place so we took a taxis. Trusting our Lonely Planet Book, we found accommodation at the Plaza Hotel, AV Getulio Vargas 215. In spite of the name, it was described as “unspectacular but comfortable ” (inexpensive) and that, it was. While waiting to register there were two other gentlemen before us. When they heard us speaking English they engaged us in conversation. The hotel was for business people and they were curious why we were there. As it turned out they were from the scientific community in Brazil and we had mutual acquaintances. It is a small world after all. This little song reminds me of that. 3:30 min. 2MB.

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