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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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Bonfire Night

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,639 mod
Today we celebrated a virtual bonfire night in Second Life.


The fact is, many people question whether we should continue the tradition, and there are calls to ban fireworks.

Every year over 1,000 people are injured, and 10 people lose their sight due to fireworks. This year 4 people have died in firework related accidents. 2 people who were setting up a fireworks display at a wedding, and more recently 2 in a fire at a fireworks factory.

Basically fireworks are gunpowder: miraculously no one died at this explosion:-

And to be fair, it's not just in the UK that there's a problem (contains some swearing, which in the circumstances is perfectly understandable) :-

@itachi‌ - In the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving.


  • teosshteossh Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Playing with fireworks can be dangerous because some people often put their safety and other people’s in jeopardy.
    I love Disney fireworks show. They are spectacular and magical. Well, it is Disney after all - where the Magic begins! :D
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    In Nepal they are banning them because of the danger, and they are trying to in India too for the same reason @Lynne. In France, for a long time, they just use fireworks at organised public displays. I think this is a much better idea. Leave explosives to the experts.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    As long as they don't ban sparklers.

    The nice thing about the "virtual" display yesterday is no one got hurt, not even when one of them rezzed on top of the bonfire. :smile:
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    Here in christmas people throw some kind of fireworks. They make a lot of noise and you can't sleep. Many people and children get hurt as well.
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0
    edited November 2014
    It's not only dangerous on our safety, whereas, it's an acoustic pollution.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    But, but, but, I thought it is a "bonfire" night as in "Gathering around a bonfire"? :)
    That's safer and more romantic, isn't it?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Bonus correction @Houshous38‌: It's not only dangerous for our safety, but in addition it's an acoustic pollution.
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