Monday, October 19, 2009

International Day of Breast Cancer

Because an early detection can make a turning point to overcome this disease.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Poem for Halloween

While I was surfing the net to look for extra materials for Halloween, I found this great poem based on Tim Burton's original idea to The Nightmare before Christmas. What I've liked most to choose this one above others is his narrator, Christopher Lee. His voice makes the story even gloomier and its plot becomes more intriguing the more he goes on with it. It's for sure you may have recognised Lee's voice on other sagas such as The Lord of The Rings, Dracula or Star Wars. Now, it's the turn of animation. I hope you enjoy watching it! Happy Hallowe'en!

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Scariest Story Ever Told

As Halloween is closer I hope you enjoy this activity. Remember that one of the main aims of this blog is to improve bloggers' basic skills. The one I suggest has to deal with listening first, and then, with writing. You are going to watch a piece of advert for youtubers to take part in this Ghost Whisperer's contest. Try to follow the instructions they give and continue the story. Please, send me yours. All ideas will be welcomed. The most imaginative one will receive a special mention here. Try to surprise us!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A wink at Canadian traditions

As it's next in time, I'd like to take the chance to remember one of the most significant festivities in Canada from this blog, Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is held on the second Monday of October in Canada to celebrate the close of the harvest season.
The Canadian Thanksgiving Day came about because of a combination of traditions. Before the first Europeans arrived in North America, the farmers in Europe held celebrations at harvest time. The farm workers filled a curved goat's horn with fruit and grain to give thanks for their harvest having been a good one. This horn was called Horn of Plenty, and the farmers who arrived in Canada to start a new life took this tradition with them.
In Newfoundland, in 1578, the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a ceremony to thank their survival after the long journey.
Since then, Thanksgiving is the best occasion to share with the family and the beloved ones the joy of being grateful to life. In Canada, there is not an exception!! Canadians are welcoming hosts and they enjoy this date with plenty of food; you can also try one of them following this delicious traditional recipe. Bon appétit!

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