Happy 2nd birthday to this beautiful princess of mine, Zoë! :)
I had a great time speaking at Social360 and Brunswick Group’s PR and Content Creation roundtable this morning. Awesome, smart conversation from a diverse group of brands and communications professionals, refuge from the snow (though what a great view when you’re nice and warm inside) and baked goods. (I abide by the rule of APP: Always Provide Pastries).
Mexico Celebrates Día de la Revolución 2013
November 20 marks the date in 1910 when the movement to overthrow Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz began. The Mexican Revolution brought the end of 34 years of military rule, but came at the expense of a 10-year civil war in which various parties struggled to gain power and define social organization for the country. Finally, representatives emerged with the Mexican Constitution of 1917 and Álvaro Obregón ascended as the new president in 1920.
Now, the day is known as Día de la Revolución (Day of the Revolution) and stands as a national holiday in Mexico. Many schoolchildren dress in the historical outfits of revolutionary heroes, while parades and civic ceremonies mark the holiday throughout the country. The largest of these take place at the Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo) in Mexico City.
She believed in love and making love and making better love.
Fireworks light up UK skies on Bonfire Night
To see more photos and videos from London’s firework display along the Thames this Saturday, visit the location pages for the Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament and South Bank. To watch Bonfire Night unfold across the UK tonight, check out the hashtags #BonfireNight and #GuyFawkes.
"Remember, remember, the 5th of November…" opens one of England’s best known folk rhymes. Today marks what is commonly celebrated in Britain as Guy Fawkes Day or Bonfire Night. The event commemorates the famous ‘gunpowder plot’ of 1605, when authorities thwarted Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators’ attempt to blow up parliament and kill King James.
Traditionally, effigies of Guy Fawkes are burnt on bonfires followed by a display of fireworks across the UK to remember the failed plot against Parliament. For many, the night has come to mark the onset of Autumn with colder nights, toffee apples, sparklers and hot chocolate.