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  • Toronto ice storm

    Our Christmas festivity and family gathering is ruined this year. I just heard from a few relatives that live outside our region, they can't come over, flights are cancelled and roads are extremely dangerous, especially the ones coming from Toronto are even without power for 24 hours now... this is how it looks like, check the frozen winter gallery snapshot at the link below, it's terrifying!

    1 tree down power lines

    Power lines and trees are down throughout the city making for a busy day for Toronto Police.

    Toronto ice storm: Power outages down by 35%

    Mayor Ford says 'we've got a lot of good news' regarding storm recovery

    Hydro crews are gradually restoring power to tens of thousands of Toronto customers following a weekend ice storm that coated city roads and sent tree limbs falling onto cars, homes and power lines.

    By Monday evening, Toronto Hydro reported that 195,000 customers were still without power, but that figure was only two-thirds the number affected in the city at the height of the storm.

    CBC News Posted:

    Dec 23, 2013 9:05 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 23, 2013 8:47 PM ET
    cbc.ca/toronto-ice-storm-power-outages-down

    www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-ice-storm-power-outages-down-by-35-1.2474089

  • When we grow up

    To sum up Jane Fonda's philosophy; ageing well is simply genetics and how we relate to life. I surely want to think like her when I grow up!

    Jane Fonda smile

    Jane Fonda has been seen at the 66th Cannes Film Festival stunning as she always does. She is an American actress, writer, former fashion model, and fitness guru and political activist during the 70s.

    She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster-in-Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010.

    (born Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda; December 21, 1937)

    Jane Fonda: Life's third act

    Uploaded on 4 Jan 2012
    http://youtu.be/IHyR7p6_hn0
    Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren't just a footnote or a pathology.

    At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives.

    Stunning Pictures - Jane Fonda at Cannes Film Festival

    Jane Fonda - 66th Cannes Film Festival - 'Inside Llewyn Davis' - Premiere - Cannes, France - Sunday 19th May 2013

    contactmusic.com/photo/jane-fonda-inside-llewyn-davis-premiere

  • Smiling Words

    Since today is such a cold and snowy day, what else is there to do but write some uplifting words...

    poem smiling words


    SMILING WORDS

    Such untold love and smiles,
    if not, it's just for springtime,
    keeping up through summertime,
    erstwhile dying off during Autumn,
    and well dormant through winter,
    and to come up again, later again,
    reviving flower blooms through rain.

    Dedorru

    (another little poem)

    A Spring Smile
    by YUbin @ Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2013 – 08:05:10 pm

  • All women band

    If you have a choice to pick between two all-women-show, which one would you pick, the Celtic Women or the Girls aloud? I find both cool! Girls Aloud aren't like the "Celtic Women" however they are both great for entertaining Vegas shows!!

    celtic women

    Girls Aloud were an English-Irish pop girl group

    Celtic Woman - You Raise Me Up
    (and Concert Closing, live at the Slane Castle)

    Lucas Cunha: Uploaded on Aug 2, 2011
    Live performance of Celtic Woman during concert at Slane Castle - Ireland.
    From "A New Journey" tour. Concert Closing
    http://youtu.be/rT0rhVhXnNA

    Celtic Woman - Orinoco Flow

    Uploaded on May 25, 2007
    http://youtu.be/_H4TlDxXxVk

    Info and Tour Dates:
    www.celticwoman.com/

    Celtic Woman 2005

    Song: Orinoco Flow
    Singers: Órla Fallon, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Lisa Kelly

    :)

    Dedorru

  • The Peace Postcard

    The ever lasting copycat effect: everyone writes a peace poem within an image. I don't know who started it this week but here it goes. Mind you, every post has to be unique and certainly from the heart.

    ` ` dove peace postcard ` `


    THE PEACE POSTCARD:

    So much talk about 'Peace' and 'Love'
    it's like sending someone a nice postcard,
    you wish it good and peace is included.

    Peace the almighty, over-used word,
    depending on moods around the world.

    Observe the mood as harmony abounds!
    Peace the almighty, over-used word,
    depending on moods around the world.

    There's no secret password for such love,
    just various loving citizens entwined...

    Dedorru

  • Connecticut's school shooting

    The worst school shooting: First of all my heart goes out to all the parents and family for losing their kids in such a horrendous way. I wanted to get this up yesterday but I couldn't stop crying, the good part was that my parents took care of my two kids while I shed all the tears on my husband's shoulder till it was totally soaked. It's so sad, there are no words to describe it all, it just broke my heart!

    US capitol half-mast

    As gunshots reverberated through an elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, children huddled in the corners and closets where desperate teachers had tried to hide them from the gunman who had invading their school.

    Presently the question raises again: is it guns the problematic issue or it is the American societal uneasiness within the society whereas indoctrination is high with the mindset conveying that violence solves problems and guns gives you empowerment? What is seen on TV is generally in cop-shows are guns and violence, and in movies, and of course kids grow up with terribly violent videos. In Europe violence on TV is controlled and sexy movie is allowed, in North America it's the opposite... murderous scenes are absolutely public on every TV, movie and computer screen as well, I think that's a major brain-teaser. - if anyone know why let me know...

    Dedorru

    Should new gun-laws be changed?

    Related articles:

    Heroes of Newtown: Sandy Hook principal died lunging at gunman, others shielded students with their bodies

    Video and images and "Names and ages of the Newton shooting victims":

    news.nationalpost.com/sandy-hook-elementary-staff-died-protecting-students/

    All the victims of the Connecticut elementary school shooting were shot several times at close range from a rifle, said the state's chief medical examiner.

    Connecticut victims shot multiple times, says medical examiner

    Suspect, 20, killed mother, then 26 children and adults at school in tight-knit community

    CBC News Posted: Dec 15, 2012 6:27 AM ET
    cbc.ca/world/2012/12/15/connecticut-school-shooting
    Last Updated: Dec 15, 2012 8:18 PM ET

  • Picture Caption needed!

    This snapshot looks so controversial, it's being going around in email since the Quebec election campaign without caption, so I wonder what is it all about?

    Marois poster

    The question is; do these crazy people go around climbing lampposts; taking the poster off to have it as a souvenir or do they want Pauline Marois' mug out of sight?

    What would your personal caption for this pix, be? angel

    Dedorru

  • Milan Fashion Week 2013

    The best always comes out of Milan Fashion Week, I haven't been there in ages, but I still keep in touch and follow what is seen on the seasonal catwalk... here are just few to be publicly exposed for you to enjoy! (check the links) :)

    Dolce-Gabbana Spring-Summer 2013
    - REUTERS: Alessandro Garofalo

    A model displays a creation from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2013 collection at Milan Fashion Week September 23, 2012.


    Dolce & Gabbana | Fall Winter 2012/2013 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

    Uploaded by FatalefashionII on Feb 26, 2012
    http://youtu.be/ngnWx96YxKY

    dolce-cabbana
    This is my favourite dress!

    www.dolcegabbana.com/
    Dolce & Gabbana presents the Fall Winter 2013 Collection

    Enjoy the show!! angel

    Dedorru

  • Too busy all the time

    Over the head busy for the next few days to the end of July, here is why!!

    birthday cake 2011

    Today I baked my birthday cake for Tuesday, huge square one just like in this pix above but taller with five layers, it’s all done except for the decoration which I’m doing tomorrow.

    Traditionally we never buy ready made cakes, and usually my mom does it, but she pours in too much sugar and cognac and my two children hate it!

    Everything else will be served by the caterer – everything but the cake!! Big time-party; my sister is flying in from Italy for the occasion with the family, her husband and two of the kids are already here at the common cottage they usually rent when they come over, and the good news is, they will be staying until the end of July! Happy Summertime everyone!!

    Here are some examples of the cake decoration but I’m not too sure what I will be doing … lots of fun with the kids…

    Cake Decorating -
    - Daisies My Way by Glenda Galvez
    http://youtu.be/ySaj24CsHKA

    How to make a whimsical flower
    http://youtu.be/IAx6l49beso

    How To Make A Gumpaste Petunia Flower
    http://youtu.be/LPQsk433Zj4

    Dedorru

  • Art: Nature Collage

    These pictures are the result of a collage lesson I got from Nelly's online art-workshop. The main basic process is to use scraps you may find in your home, sprinkle it with some water, take snapshots with your camera as close as possible and manipulate a finish touch with some photoshop! As you may see, I used a bit of nature as well. I do hope you like it! ♥

    evergreen 4hearts

    Since most conifers are evergreens, the leaves of many conifers are long, thin and have a needle-like appearance, but others, including most of the Cupressaceae and some of the Podocarpaceae, have flat, triangular scale-like leaves. They are monoecious, subdioecious or (rarely) dioecious trees and shrubs from 1–116 m (3–379 ft) tall. The bark of mature trees is commonly orange- to red- brown and of stringy texture, often flaking or peeling in vertical strips, but smooth, scaly or hard and square-cracked in some species.

    :)
    Dedorru

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