ALLSOP SOLAR LANTERNS
I want some!
Are these cool, or what? These are some solar lights put out by a company called Allsop - I recently came across them in a magazine. Can't you just see your own patio party graced by the lantern ones? Free shipping too! You can read more about them and order some for me HERE (KIDDING! - bout the ordering part!)
YOUR FEET WILL BEG YOU TO VISIT...
Oh, if I lived in Washington my feet would be begging me to visit one of these parks! Did you know there were such things as parks with Reflexology Paths? What a neat concept! The stones are laid out in different sizes and patterns and you simply toss off your footware and treat your feet to a massage while you walk! Hmmm... this might be a good idea for your own yard, even! You can find out more about the parks which feature Reflexology Paths by clicking HERE
Today in History:
0323 - BC Alexander the great dies of fever at Babylon
1373 - Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed
1611 - John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1798 - Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1871 - hurricane kills 300 in Labrador
1886 - King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowns
1898 - Yukon Territory of Canada organized - Dawson chosen as capital
1927 - Ticker-tape parade welcomed Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
1933 - 1st sodium vapor lamps installed Schenectady NY
1933 - Federal Savings & Loan Association authorized
1963 - Vostok 6 launched Valentina Tereshkova 1st woman cosmonaut
1966 - Miranda vs Az decision-Suspect must be informed of rights
1967 - Thurgood Marshall nominated as 1st black Supreme Court justice
1981 - A teen-ager fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II
1982 - Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69
1983 - Pioneer 10 is 1st man-made object to leave Solar System
1986 - Benny Goodman the clarinet playing King of Swing died in NY at 77
1986 - Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency
After entering today's historical happenings, I just had to go look up the story of King Ludwig - its actually quite interesting!
King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1886) is remembered for his fairy-tale castles and his patronage of the composer Richard Wagner. Like many of his forefathers, Ludwig had a wildly eccentric temperament, was artistically talented and at times overwhelmed by a melancholia that gradually turned him into a recluse. As a result of his neglecting the affairs of state, he was declared insane in a plot to depose him. Soon afterwards he and his warden were found death in circumstances that remain a mystery to this day.
I won't spoil the rest of it for you - grab a coffee and click HERE to collect your trivia for the day!
BARB'S HANDY TIP #281
If you like gadgets - or know someone who likes gadgets - or are looking for a gift for a gadget minded Dad ... well you really should have got on that one already folks. I'm so bad today! Bugging you all! At any rate, this website is the place to catch up on the latest neat gadgetry! I'd love to know your favorite one!