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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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Happy New Year

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,639 mod
How will you celebrate this New Year's Eve?

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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    I just heard that in Spain they eat 12 grapes as the clock strikes midnight. One grape per strike to represent each month of the New Year. (If I can find some grapes, I might give it a go.)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    A Spanish friend told me about this custom and one year we managed to get grapes to celebrate the new year this way. It was great fun as we all took turns eating grapes and toasting the new year in.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    edited December 2013
    Tibetans celebrate their new year at Losar, some time around January-February (it's lunar so changes each year). However tomorrow it's been proposed that we should celebrate the new year with the Long Life Puja so I think there will be a lot of monks chanting incantations for a while before we get on with the teachings. It's a bit strange to be seeing the new year in such beautiful weather.
  • I am Spanish and you're right !
    This tradition started with the 20th century.
    Happy New Year !!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,740 mod
    Hi Lynne, in case you don`t find any crapes you could do it with 12 glasses of wine.
    Wine is made of grapes, isn`t it?

    Happy New Year to you all, (We are still in 2013)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    I will have a quite New Year's Eve at home. Maybe I'll take a look in Second Life how they celebrate this evening. :)
  • science24science24 Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2014
    Hi @april, you did it before I do, and so does @Helvio, so my post will be the third one this year

    <:-P <:-P <:-P \:D/ <:-P <:-P <:-P
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    edited January 2014
    Happy New Year everyone.

    Let's keep our fingers crossed for a great 2014.

    We celebrated with Sekt and fireworks. Although I have to say some of the fireworks in Germany are insane, they are more like weapons of mass destruction. I think they like to set off so many because in Germany touching ashes is considered good luck at New Year.

    @Hermine - I'm glad I didn't read your recommendation until this morning. I think I would have had to find the hangover cure thread. :)

    @Seti - Even the supermarkets get in on the act:-

    http://www.casturalia.com/lang-en/xmas-products/360-grapes-.html
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  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    Somebody was happy last night.
    He or she won the special lottery! 13 million euros!
    Not me. :(
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    I bought some lotteries @mheredge and I was hoping to win a bit, but even in the last day of the year I didn't have that luck.

    What I hope to do this year?
    I'd like to keep myself healthy, happy, to be a better person and maybe I'll plan a nice holiday. :-SS
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,740 mod
    I haven`t made any resultions by now. I believe they do not hold very long, when made under pressure. But I have made a makeshift one. No, no I avoid to let you kow.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Hahaha @Hermine, it's not like a wish, where it's bad luck to spill the beans about what you've wished.

    I forgot about new year's resolutions to be honest, but I think @april echoed what I'd like for the coming year.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    edited January 2014
    So far so good with my new year resolution. I have done my exercises every morning this year. O:-)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Hahaha! That's a good start since it's only two days into the year!
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    What about tomorrow @Lynne? Do you have another resolution? :)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    On 1/1, my family took a whole day to stroll down an old street buying/eating snaps and enjoy sightseeing in a reservoir. Hope everybody have a new year!!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    @Steven! If you you were sightseeing IN a reservoir, were you swimming? Did you go sightseeing at a reservoir?

    Was this a reservoir for a dam or drinking water, or was it a water tank of a temple? These are very common here here I am in India and are very attractive.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    This is what you have to do @Lynne.

    3 jan 2014 3_001

    3 jan 2014 2_001
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    Okay. That's Wednesday's session sorted - X for exercise. ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Start the year as you mean to go on.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    Good choice @Lynne, necessary at the beginning of the year; to lose gain and recharge our battery.
    BTW the SIM is called "Avatar Fitness Club".
  • science24science24 Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2014
    Hey, you will gain weight rather than losing it if you practice only in second life, it is better to do it in your first life. :D
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    edited January 2014
    Well I am managing to do my exercises in real life @Science24, 5 days in a row!

    Not quite the way April's avatar does it though. I can't remember the last time I stood on my head.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Sounds dangerous. Gone are the days when I could turn cartwheels too.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    My avatar needs the exercises too.
    Have you seen its butt? X_X
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,740 mod
    @ Lynne, how long does your daily exercise last?
    I should do something as well, my belly is growing. It is a shame but I couldn`t resist the delicious dishes we had for Christmas day, Boxing day and Neujahr`s Eve. I do not want to mention the days in between.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    Yes @Hermine, just blame the holidays. :))
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    edited January 2014
    My regular routine lasts 30 minutes @Hermine. On top of that there is at least an hour of walking (Laika likes her walkies). I have a stepper too, but it's so boring!

    @April, have you ever listened to the song "I like big butts"? :D
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