History/Milestones, Trinidad & Tobago 💙

Congratulations Trinidad and Tobago!

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Last evening, the nation of Trinidad and Tobago was jumping for joy when Lalonde Gordon delivered an inspiring anchor leg to bring home the gold in the 4x400m in the IAAF World Championships. 

Congrats guys! You did us so proud and I am still smiling like an idiot. 

I’ll let some of my favorite tweets do the talking:

https://twitter.com/ClydeenMcDonald/status/896852065657511937

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Here’s to a chocolate filled weekend!

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Today is World Chocolate Day and tomorrow is National Chocolate Day with Almonds Day. I have a healthy slice of chocolate cake waiting for me in the fridge. This is where I wish you wonderful readers a safe and happy weekend and don’t be afraid to indulge in a little chocolate this weekend. 

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Ah, the sweet taste of chocolate!

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Chocolate transports you to your own little world.

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National Coffee Day!

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Hmmm… coffee. The drink of the writers.

Well, not every writer.

Today is National Coffee Day so here’s a few fun facts about my favorite brew:

^ The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic word for “wine for the bean”.

^ History tells us that Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee. History also tells us that this is a myth.

^ Coffee arrived in Venice, Italy in 1570. It was mostly sold to the wealthy.

Coffee also has health benefits.

It can help prevent diabetes, reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease, lowers the risk of liver cancer, and lowers the risk of heart failure. Coffee has also been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. As for me, whenever I have a serious headache or an upset stomach, I drink black coffee. Works like a charm. By the way, I am immune to coffee. It doesn’t keep me up or make me go crazy.

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^ Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity after petroleum.

^ Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.

^ This was my favorite fun stat: 

The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot!

^ And this one: There’s a coffee shop in France where not saying “hello” and “please” makes your coffee more expensive. And they say the French are rude! This coffee shop is none other than La Petite Syrah.

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Un cafe, s’il vous plaît?

How do you enjoy/take your coffee?

Black Liquid in White Ceramic Mug

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Brown Ceramic Cup

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04th August 2016: this day in history

1914: Britain enters World War I by declaring war on Germany after Germany refuses to honor the neutrality of Belgium.

1944: In Amsterdam, Nazi officers arrest 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank and four other Jews in the annex where they have been hiding for two years. Frank will die in the Belsen concentration camp the following year.

1964: U.S. warships in the Gulf of Tonkin report an attack by North Vietnam. The unconfirmed report, along with a prior encounter, leads Congress to approve U.S. military involvement in Vietnam.

2002: One of the largest manhunt ever known in the UK is launched after two Soham schoolgirls disappear.

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