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Valentines Day Games For Preschoolers

If you are planning a Valentine’s Day party for children, games are essential. Here are some games appropriate for the preschool crowd.

Preschool-age children love to fish. You can create a fishing game with small toy fishing poles and hearts (as fish). Use an empty plastic tub as your “lake” and put into it red hearts cut out of construction paper or cardstock. Each heart is good for a prize. One might be good for a Hershey’s kiss, or other small candy, another might be for a small plastic heart. Put magnets on the cardstock hearts and a magnet on the fishing pole. Then the kids can “fish” for hearts and win a prize at the same time. Each child should only be allowed to “catch” one fish each. Continue reading “Valentines Day Games For Preschoolers”

Valentines Day Game Ideas For Adults

Planning an adult Valentine’s Day party is a bit of a no-brainer. Invite a lot of couples, have a few drinks, decorate with red. Done, right? Yes, and no. You want to put a little more thought into it than that and it’s good to have some games to keep things lively. If you are inviting several couples, there are many fun activities you can plan.

First, how about the “what’s this item” game? Fill a paper bag with a variety of new undergarments. These should be both men’s and women’s garments and can include anything from a bra to a lace teddy to a jock strap. Each couple feels around in the bag (not on the outside, as this one requires hands-on effort) and makes a list of what they think is in the bag. You can tell people how many items are in the bag, but that’s it. So you might say, there are 10 items in the bag; what are they? Continue reading “Valentines Day Game Ideas For Adults”

Fifty Shades of Grey * E.L. James

You will not be able to see me or hear me. But you’ll be able to feel me.

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Sonnet 116 – by William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no! It is an ever-fixed mark.

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Continue reading “Sonnet 116 – by William Shakespeare”

‘TIS EVE ON THE HILLSIDE * Mihai Eminescu

‘Tis eve on the hillside, the bagpipes are distantly wailing,
Flocks going homewards, and stars o’er the firmament sailing,
Sound of the bubbling spring sorrow’s legend narrating,
And beneath a tall willow for me, dear one, you are waiting.  Continue reading “‘TIS EVE ON THE HILLSIDE * Mihai Eminescu”

When The Lamp Is Shattered – Poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley

When the lamp is shattered,
The light in the dust lies dead;
When the cloud is scattered,
The rainbow’s glory is shed;
When the lute is broken,
Sweet tones are remembered not;
When the lips have spoken,
Loved accents are soon forgot.
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Jonathan, Yeats’ “Lake Isle of Innisfree”

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, and a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, and live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings; There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, and evening full of the linnet’s wings. I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore; While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)

The thing about a poem, especially a short poem like this, which you can very easily commit to memory, is that you don’t physically have to have it with you. It’s there in your imagination. And there’s a way in which you can substitute your own images, your own visual cues for Yeats’. 6078336You don’t have to know precisely what the real Lake Isle of Innisfree looks like. You don’t specifically have to know what a linnet (a bird he mentions in the poem) looks like. You can substitute your own bird. You can imagine your own beehives.

You can’t rush forward. But then also the imagery that he’s feeding you all these words associated with natural calm, with natural ease, words to do with quietness, to do with calm, and transporting you with him. It’s a particularly powerful poem I think in that regard.

 

I belong in your arms – by Deborah Bridea

I belong in your arms
Finally, I have found a place
Into which I fit Perfectly, Safely
And securely with no doubts,
No fears, No sadness, No tears.
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Breathing room * Susan Elizabeth Phillips review

0066211220.01.LZZZZZZZItaly is the place where any woman that has her heart broken will go to find herself. The story of self-help author Dr. Isabel Favor is the same as any other story of a woman making it to the top by her own hard work and then finding that a man steals everything away.

Dr. Isabel Favor, author of “Four Cornerstones for a Favorable Life, ” has sacrificed everything to build her self-help empire.

The Four Cornerstones work for everybody, from streetwalkers to saints, and I have thousands of testimonials to prove it.

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ATRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN

Firstly, birds will be attracted by the geographic location of your garden.

lochan cottage birds in garden

To find out which birds are at the moment in the geographic area, you will have to consult the speciality magazines and documentations. Maybe even the whether guy can provide some information regarding this aspect although this is not always true. Libraries and book stores have books based on migration, on the roads that some bird species take to get to their summer or winter residence. Also, taking pictures of bird you see around you and confronting them with informative materials that you already have or searching for information related to them can be an option to find out if these bird are going to make a stop in the area you live in. Continue reading “ATRACTING BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN”

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