R.M.S. Titanic – 100 years of

For all of those who perished as the R.M.S. Titanic sunk on 15th April, 1912.

A collection of thoughts:

The Titanic

The S.S. Titanic

SS 'Titanic' leaving Southampton.

S.S. Titanic leaving Southampton

TITANIC life boats on way to CARPATHIA (LOC)

Titanic lifeboats on way to Carpathia

TITANIC survivors on way to rescue-ship CARPATHIA (LOC)

Titanic survivors on way to rescue-ship Carpathia

Survivors of TITANIC on CARPATHIA (LOC)

Survivors of Titanic on Carpathia

Getting TITANIC news - White Star Office (LOC)

Getting “Titanic” news – White Star Office

We are still touched by the tragically poignant tale:

Titanic

Behind the scenes at one of the greatest pieces of cinema of all time

I am currently watching Julian Fellowes’ new Titanic series, an interesting approach to the world’s most famous shipwreck. The finale airs tonight on ITV1 at 9:00pm.

Trending on Polyvore – Titanic Fashion:

TITANIC fashion

A Titanic Memorial Cruise set sail this week to pay remembrance to the great cruise liner.

Eva Hart, the last person said to have any memory of the catastrophic event, died at the age of 91 in 1996. She described the plaque placed on the shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean as:

“A tribute to man’s arrogance. […] This was a ship which needn’t have lost a life.”

As a young child, I found the Titanic infinitely fascinating and devoured any mention of the vessel in non-fictional works, particularly encyclopedias. It is a tale which never ought to be repeated, nor forgotten.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

-Mother Teresa

Rest in Peace, the more than 1500 people who perished in the early hours of this day, 100 years ago.

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The History of the English Language in 10 Minutes

Welcome to Somersaulting Through Life’s new weekly feature:

Watchable Wednesdays

True to its name, every Wednesday I hope to share with you videos which I have enjoyed and think you might, too.  We all need a bit of cheering up to last until the end of the week, don’t we?

To kick off, here is a thoroughly informative and entertaining cartoon documentary of the birth of the English language.  It is the first of a 10-part series by the Open University, which I highly recommend for all avid readers or any who are interested in the words we use on a daily basis.

The full length version (PG) only takes up 10 minutes of your time and is sure to make you chuckle.  The cartoons are rather “Horrible Histories”-esque and that is why I like them.  My personal favourite is Chapter III: Shakespeare – a perfect example of an educational diversion from the stress of weekdays.

I hope you enjoy.
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Victoria 4 Albert

After reading a post by Madame Guillotine (Victoria 4 Albert), I watched this sweet animation by Chiara Ambrosio following the love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  It has been released especially for Valentine’s Day to promote the re-opening of Kensington Palace.  More episodes will be released soon on their website, so watch this space!  Watch the film here.

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