the roads (you see the decorations on the streets, trees tied on the
top of the car ahead of you and beside you), at work (a colleague
brought a tree as part of the ‘Make a Wish’ foundation with requests of
gifts for kids on the tree), at home (the tree at home, of course and
the kids practicing their winter recital songs everyday!). Here are
photos of our tree. I use a big red bow in lieu of an angel on top of
I also realized we have collected, unintentionally, lots of
Christmasy/wintry books over the years. so I looked through our bookshelves and
started reading them this week to my five year old (correction, she read it
herself today – just needed a little help with words like together). Here are the reviews for those books:
Kathy over at Bermudaonion’s Weblog hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday.
If you come across a word (or two) while reading that is new to
you and would like to share your new knowledge, then hop over to
Kathy’s place and link up!
this wonderful website FreeRice a few years ago courtesy of a friend. I
spent hours on this site initially and later it got lost in my
ever-growing list of favorite websites. I recalled this site today as I
was looking at my word list to select a few words for WWW. I thought it
will be great to have a look again – now, I can sign up there – and I
did so. I spent sometime playing and donated a few grains of rice as I
played! Isn’t that nice – improve your vocabulary and do some good.
From the website:
FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme.
FreeRice has two goals:
- Provide education to everyone for free.
- Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on this site.
Ratskeller (German: “council’s cellar”, historically Rathskeller) is a name in German-speaking countries for a bar or restaurant located in the basement of a city hall (Rathaus) or nearby. As a proper noun, many taverns, nightclubs
and similar establishments throughout the world now use this as a name.
The word had been used in English since the mid-19th century.
At least one New York restaurant called itself a “rathskeller” in the 19th century.
Firearms)) a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century
under the plated hauberk