Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Saturday, 26 October 2013
Sunbathing Rat...from Shabang Theatre Adventure's "All at Sea" DVD.....world premier coming soon! Blog has been quiet, but there's been much frantic drawing going on to ink in all the backgrounds for this musical voyage, featuring the wonderful kids from Shabang's family workshops, supporting children with additional needs.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
An escaped circus elephant called Tanya has killed a French petanque player with her trunk, police said today. Bizarre tragic incident took place in Paris, the said Tanya having made good her escape by covering an electric fence with a piece of canvas....
Friday, 6 September 2013
Monday, 2 September 2013
Sunday, 1 September 2013
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Monday, 3 June 2013
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
29th May 1953: Hillary and Tenzing Conquer Everest
New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of India who was the first to produce detailed maps of the Indian subcontintent including the Himalayas.
Edmund Hillary was knighted on his return.
Sir Edmund took part in several expeditions after that including a trip across Antarctica to the South Pole in 1958. He set up a medical and educational trust for the Sherpa people in 1961 and was New Zealand High Commissioner to India in Delhi from 1984 to 1989.
He died aged 88 in January 2008
Tenzing Norgay was awarded the George Medal for his achievement and later became director of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. He died in 1986.His family are campaigning for a posthumous knighthood...By the 50th anniversary of the ascent in May 2003 over 1,300 people had reached the summit of the roof of the world.