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43rd Monte Carlo International Circus Festival

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Celebrating Circus in 'Carlo The 43rd Monte Carlo International Circus Festival began on the 17th January and will continue until the 27th. It's the largest annual celebration and collaboration of circus. Check out the who's won. The costumes are lavish alone!

Gia Eradze presented blue and white angelic acrobats and trapeze artists as a part of the Royal Circus troupe.
Here are a few quick facts about the famous festival.
- It all began...
in 1974 by the late H.S.H. The Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005). He wanted to promote the art of circus by giving spectators entertainment and the chance to appreciate this 'family of underestimated people.' 

- H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie...
continues her father's work to this day. She is the now the President of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo and helps create and organize this challenging feat: presenting the world's most reputable circus congregation. Both competitions and galas showcase the very b…

Chinese New Year 2019

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OINK OINK! Chinese New Year is approaching. This year it falls on Tuesday 5th February. However, the festival period that spans 23 days begins on January 28th this year.
2019 is year of the PIG 
Mandarin Chinese Happy Chinese New Year is...
'xin nian (new year) kuai le (happy)'
Approximate pronunciation is (shin nee-an kwai le). Just remember the 'le' sounds like the French 'le'.

The festivities begin with the Little New Year (28th Jan - 4th Feb), followed by Spring Festival (5th - 15th Feb) and then finally Lantern Festival (16th - 19th Feb). 

Red is an integral part to Chinese New Year. Whether it's envelopes, lanterns or even firecrackers, this colour is associated with fortune and success. A possible origin for the luck red brings, involves a terrorizing beast named: Nian.
Click / tap here for a few traditions you can consider this CNY 
Are you a pig according to the Chinese Zodiac? Here are a few quick facts about the twelfth sign: zhū (pig).
1. Your sign i…

January's Top Picks 2019

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?
A £3.2 million display and all it took was one wrong number.
Well, we all know Sydney's New Year's resolution... (actually welcome in the new year.)
Here are some ideas on boosting your well-being for the new year.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46522608
HOW WILL THE NEW YEAR LOOK?
The influential few of colour have spoken. The colour of the year 2019 has been decided by Pantone. Its name: 'living coral.' Maybe some of their proceeds will go to keeping our coral living? 


J.Lo looking great "barrier" last month.
Click/tap on the pink sink-into chair above for more ideas on how you can include the coral colour in your own habitat.
This January we can witness a different shade of coral. This upcoming celestial event is quite a mouthful.
A Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse.

Super - closest in orbit
Blood - total lunar eclipse  
Wolf - Native American nickname
If the weather permits, astronomers and stargazers will see a spectacular bigger and brig…