Taking The Plunge- February 29 2016


  • Leap Year or ‘Bachelor day’ were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago.
  • An old Irish legend says St Brigid struck a deal with St Patrick to allow women to propose640_Feb-29_2016_01_01_19_58_42 to the men – every four years….some say just as well!
  • If refused the man (if he’s still alive ) has to pay a penalty. He has to give the unlucky lady 12 pairs of gloves to hide the naked finger.
  • Leap day is also St Oswald’s Day, named after the archbishop of York who died on February 29, 992.
  • On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first black woman to win an Oscar, according to History.com. She was awarded for her role in Gone With the Wind.

 Just a few factoids to help you take the leap this year… This is your chance!

Try this quiz….

How well do you know your leap year facts? I got 4 out of 6 right! http://www.cnet.com/news/quiz-how-many-leap-year-facts-do-you-know/ via @cnet

green-with-frogPrayer Written by Female Cleric: Possibly to prevent a tragic proposal on this day, a prayer was written to remind couples that wedding plans should not overtake preparations for a lifetime together.

“God of love, please bless (N) and (N)as they prepare for the commitment of marriage. May the plans for the wedding not overtake the more important preparation for their lifetime together. Please bless their family and friends as they prepare for this special day and may your blessing be upon them now and always. Amen.”

Ms Safirah Irani


How sweet is your love?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s