Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

The shortest month of the year is nearly gone. I was wikipedaing the word February and came across this ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ celebrated in America on the first Saturday of February.
“The holiday was invented on a snowy winter day in the 1960s by Florence Rappaport in Rochester, New York. The mother to six children, it was her youngest two, Ruth (now Kristal) and Joe Rappaport, who inspired her on a cold and snowy February morning. To entertain them, she declared it to be Ice Cream For Breakfast Day. She explained, “It was cold and snowy and the kids were complaining that it was too cold to do anything. So I just said, ‘Let’s have ice cream for breakfast'” What a romantic idea?Now various countries celebrate it all over the world, from Nepal to Honduras. Well we did have sprinkling of snow on the Saturday but my day was on a high as I met my friend Maureen’s first grandchild, Hamish. Babies brings so much joy to the world.

I got my physio appointment after 10 week delay. Yay! Hopefully the shoulder will become okay with the gentle exercises she showed me.

The class on Contemporary Irish Fiction is proceeding well. In fact one of the stories we read made me want to write a short story. I was so pleased with my effort that I’ve I sent it out to some magazines. Hope it gets published. Fingers crossed.

I belong to an Indian group of oldies. They had organised a very useful talk by a Consultant Ophthalmologist on Macular Degeneration. Very informative and useful for all of us as we get older.

We saw the film ‘Vice’ in the cinema. Sad that corruption is rife all over the world amongst politicians.

The good news for February?My poem ‘Calico’ was published by a magazine in India. It was inspired by a stained glass window on ‘The Bleachers’ in Maryhill Burgh Halls. The connection between India and Scotland was what made me write it. Here’s a link if you want to read it.

I’m looking forward to March! Aye Write, GFF and so many other cultural events happening. Aren’t we lucky?

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