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Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 1 we got an excellent feedback for Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January 2016. Thanks a million for your outstanding support. We celebrated World Day of the Snowman yesterday.

Fred got the excellent idea to organize a Betty MacDonald fan club Snowman contest. Send us a photo of your favourite snowman and you can some very new interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items. Deadline: January 31, 2016 We built a snowman with our children yesterday and we had lots of fun doing it although our snowman isn’t 22 foot tall.

Winter is our favourite season. Do you like Winter? Betty MacDonald described Winter season in one of her unique books.

Betty MacDonald: Bet 2 ty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli 3 is back and we are very happy about it. Wishing you a very nice Tuesday, Lisa Don’t miss this very special book, please. 4 Vita Magica 5 Betty MacDonald fan club Betty MacDonald forum 7 Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( English ) 8 Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( German ) 9 Wolfgang Hampel – Monica Sone – Wikipedia ( English ) 10 Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( English ) 11 Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( French ) 12 Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 13 Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 14 Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD 15 Betty MacDonald fan club items 16 Betty MacDonald fan club items – comments 17 Betty MacDonald fan club – The Stove and I 18 Betty MacDonald fan club groups 19 Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 20 6 Alexander Dobrindt says country can no longer show a friendly face and must act unilaterally if fresh arrivals continue Chancellor Angela Merkel s transport minister has urged her to prepare to close Germany s borders to keep out refugees, arguing that Berlin must act alone if it cannot reach a Europe-wide deal 21 .

Alexander Dobrindt said Germany could no longer show the world a friendly face a phrase used by Merkel as refugees began arriving in Germany six months ago and that if the number of new arrivals did not drop soon, Germany 22 should act alone. I urgently advise: we must prepare ourselves for not being able to avoid border closures, Dobrindt, a member of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), told the Muenchner Merkur 23 newspaper. The CSU, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), has ramped up pressure on the chancellor over her open-door refugee policy 24 that saw 1.1 million migrants arrive in Germany in 2015.

The CSU s leader, Horst Seehofer, told Der Spiegel magazine 25 in a weekend interview he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore orderly conditions at the nation s borders. Bavaria is the main entry point to Germany for refugees. Dobrindt said: I would advise us all to prepare a plan B in an advance release of an interview to run in the Muenchner Merkur s Tuesday edition.

In the Netherlands 26 , clashes erupted late on Monday in a small town during protests against the planned opening of a centre for asylum seekers, Dutch media and officials said. In a repeat of scenes seen in several Dutch towns 27 and villages in the past few months amid growing tensions over the arrival of record numbers of migrants, police intervened to disperse about 1,000 people who rallied in Heesch. It was not immediately clear from police how many people had been arrested and whether anyone was injured.

Merkel has vowed to measurably reduce arrivals in 2016, but has refused to introduce a cap, saying it would be impossible to enforce without closing German borders. Instead, she has tried to convince other European countries to take in quotas of refugees, pushed for reception centres to be built on Europe s external borders, and led an EU campaign to convince Turkey to keep refugees from entering the bloc. But progress has been slow.

Dobrindt rejected Merkel s argument that closing borders would jeopardise the European project. The sentence, the closure of the border would see Europe fail, is true in reverse. Not closing the border, just going on, would bring Europe 28 to its knees, he said.

World Day of the Snowman January 18, 2016 in the World World Day of the Snowman is celebrated on January 18, 2016. The date goes back to the form of the Snowman: “8” symbolizes the snowman and the “1” stands for his stick or broom. Moreover, January is usually cold enough to build snowmen and is therefore a perfect chance to celebrate the snowman.

World Day of the Snowman was first held in 2011. A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. In some cases, participants in winter festivals will build large numbers of snowmen.

In North America, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as a hat or scarf, may even be included.

Low-cost and availability are the common issues, since snowmen are usually in a cold and/or wet environment, and abandoned to the elements once completed. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen. Snowmen are a popular theme for Christmas and winter decorations and also in children’s media. (With material from: Wikipedia) Where is the event?

Worldwide World When is the event? Monday, the 18th of January 2016 Today! The text ” World Day of the Snowman ” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com 29 30 Published: 10:48 GMT, 6 December 2012 | Updated: 17:07 GMT, 7 December 2012 While many households sigh at the prospect of dusting their decorations and untangling strings of fairy lights in time for Christmas, one woman is gleefully unpacking hers.

But then Diana Howes’ approach to festive furnishings is slightly unusual. For the married woman has got an army of at least 1,000 snowmen in all shapes and sizes A collection that would surely make Scrooge smile: Despite the remarkably efficient arrangement of the snowmen, the glittery gathering began purely by accident back in 1987 The snowman fanatic always rolls out her stunning collection on December 1. But it takes her several days to get them all set up in the right place.

After she bought her first little snowman 25 years ago, she became so fond of her frosty friend that she’s now built up a vast array of the ornaments. Diana rolls out her battalions at home Diana rolls out her battalions of chilly chums at the home she shares with bemused husband David in Briggate, near North Walsham, Norfolk, every December. The staggering squadrons of snowmen dominate her kitchen, lounge and stairs, with carrot noses and button eyes peeping out from the most unlikely places.

There are cuddly ones, glass ones, candles, fridge magnets, cake decorations, mugs, tins, a tablecloth, snowglobes, snowmen on skis and sledges, tree baubles and wind-up toys. One is on a swing in the window, while another is gliding on a zip wire across the kitchen. But, despite the remarkably efficient arrangement of the snowmen, the glittery gathering began by accident back in 1987.

Mrs Howes said: ‘David bought me a ginger jar from Bonds 25 years ago. ‘But I already had one, so I took it back. ‘I had already seen a snowman cookie jar that I liked and when I got there it was half price. ‘I swapped it for the ginger jar and it became my first snowman.’ She splashed out on two snowman candlestick holders and a snowman Toby jug the next year. ‘Then people started buying me snowmen and it just grew from there,’ revealed Diana. Her vast collection includes cuddly ones, glass ones, candles, fridge magnets, cake decorations, mugs, tins, a tablecloth, snowglobes, snowmen on skis and sledges, tree baubles and wind-up toys ‘I’d say that about 200 of the characters have been gifts from my friends and family while we’ve picked the others up on holidays and shopping trips,’ said Diana. The largely British group is given an international feel by snowmen from New York, Switzerland and Spain. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever stop buying them. ‘If I get more than one that are the same, I arrange them into a family. ‘I hate putting them away in the New Year,’ stressed Diana. ‘It takes me almost a week to do it.’ Meet Mr Frosty and his many friends: of snowmen dominate her kitchen, lounge and stairs As for the reaction from visitors, she said: ‘People love them. ‘They all think I’m mad as a hatter, though. ‘People actually come here just to see the snowmen. ‘The collection is a village attraction.’ As for ever-patient David, he is happy to support his obsessed wife’s hobby, saying: ‘I just let her get on with it.’ References ^ Betty MacDonald fan club fans, (www.bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com) ^ Bet (www.letiziamancino.wix.com) ^ ty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr.

Tigerli (www.letiziamancino.wix.com) ^ Don’t miss this very special book, please. (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Vita Magica (wolfvitamagica.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club (www.bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com) ^ Betty MacDonald forum (www.bettymacdonaldforum.blogspot.com) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( German ) (de.wikipedia.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Monica Sone – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( French ) (fr.wikipedia.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club items (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club items – comments (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club – The Stove and I (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club groups (groups.yahoo.com) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund (www.facebook.com) ^ Europe-wide deal (www.theguardian.com) ^ Germany (www.theguardian.com) ^ told the Muenchner Merkur (www.merkur.de) ^ open-door refugee policy (www.theguardian.com) ^ told Der Spiegel magazine (www.spiegel.de) ^ Netherlands (www.theguardian.com) ^ several Dutch towns (www.theguardian.com) ^ Europe (www.theguardian.com) ^ World Day of the Snowman (www.cute-calendar.com) ^ www.cute-calendar.com (www.cute-calendar.com)

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Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 1 we got an excellent feedback for Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January 2016. Thanks a million for your outstanding support. We celebrated World Day of the Snowman yesterday.

Fred got the excellent idea to organize a Betty MacDonald fan club Snowman contest. Send us a photo of your favourite snowman and you can some very new interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items. Deadline: January 31, 2016 We built a snowman with our children yesterday and we had lots of fun doing it although our snowman isn’t 22 foot tall.

Winter is our favourite season. Do you like Winter? Betty MacDonald described Winter season in one of her unique books.

Betty MacDonald: Bet 2 ty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli 3 is back and we are very happy about it. Wishing you a very nice Tuesday, Lisa Don’t miss this very special book, please. 4 Vita Magica 5 Betty MacDonald fan club Betty MacDonald forum 7 Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( English ) 8 Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( German ) 9 Wolfgang Hampel – Monica Sone – Wikipedia ( English ) 10 Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( English ) 11 Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( French ) 12 Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 13 Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 14 Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD 15 Betty MacDonald fan club items 16 Betty MacDonald fan club items – comments 17 Betty MacDonald fan club – The Stove and I 18 Betty MacDonald fan club groups 19 Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 20 6 Alexander Dobrindt says country can no longer show a friendly face and must act unilaterally if fresh arrivals continue Chancellor Angela Merkel s transport minister has urged her to prepare to close Germany s borders to keep out refugees, arguing that Berlin must act alone if it cannot reach a Europe-wide deal 21 .

Alexander Dobrindt said Germany could no longer show the world a friendly face a phrase used by Merkel as refugees began arriving in Germany six months ago and that if the number of new arrivals did not drop soon, Germany 22 should act alone. I urgently advise: we must prepare ourselves for not being able to avoid border closures, Dobrindt, a member of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), told the Muenchner Merkur 23 newspaper. The CSU, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), has ramped up pressure on the chancellor over her open-door refugee policy 24 that saw 1.1 million migrants arrive in Germany in 2015.

The CSU s leader, Horst Seehofer, told Der Spiegel magazine 25 in a weekend interview he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore orderly conditions at the nation s borders. Bavaria is the main entry point to Germany for refugees. Dobrindt said: I would advise us all to prepare a plan B in an advance release of an interview to run in the Muenchner Merkur s Tuesday edition.

In the Netherlands 26 , clashes erupted late on Monday in a small town during protests against the planned opening of a centre for asylum seekers, Dutch media and officials said. In a repeat of scenes seen in several Dutch towns 27 and villages in the past few months amid growing tensions over the arrival of record numbers of migrants, police intervened to disperse about 1,000 people who rallied in Heesch. It was not immediately clear from police how many people had been arrested and whether anyone was injured.

Merkel has vowed to measurably reduce arrivals in 2016, but has refused to introduce a cap, saying it would be impossible to enforce without closing German borders. Instead, she has tried to convince other European countries to take in quotas of refugees, pushed for reception centres to be built on Europe s external borders, and led an EU campaign to convince Turkey to keep refugees from entering the bloc. But progress has been slow.

Dobrindt rejected Merkel s argument that closing borders would jeopardise the European project. The sentence, the closure of the border would see Europe fail, is true in reverse. Not closing the border, just going on, would bring Europe 28 to its knees, he said.

World Day of the Snowman January 18, 2016 in the World World Day of the Snowman is celebrated on January 18, 2016. The date goes back to the form of the Snowman: “8” symbolizes the snowman and the “1” stands for his stick or broom. Moreover, January is usually cold enough to build snowmen and is therefore a perfect chance to celebrate the snowman.

World Day of the Snowman was first held in 2011. A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. In some cases, participants in winter festivals will build large numbers of snowmen.

In North America, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as a hat or scarf, may even be included.

Low-cost and availability are the common issues, since snowmen are usually in a cold and/or wet environment, and abandoned to the elements once completed. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen. Snowmen are a popular theme for Christmas and winter decorations and also in children’s media. (With material from: Wikipedia) Where is the event?

Worldwide World When is the event? Monday, the 18th of January 2016 Today! The text ” World Day of the Snowman ” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com 29 30 Published: 10:48 GMT, 6 December 2012 | Updated: 17:07 GMT, 7 December 2012 While many households sigh at the prospect of dusting their decorations and untangling strings of fairy lights in time for Christmas, one woman is gleefully unpacking hers.

But then Diana Howes’ approach to festive furnishings is slightly unusual. For the married woman has got an army of at least 1,000 snowmen in all shapes and sizes A collection that would surely make Scrooge smile: Despite the remarkably efficient arrangement of the snowmen, the glittery gathering began purely by accident back in 1987 The snowman fanatic always rolls out her stunning collection on December 1. But it takes her several days to get them all set up in the right place.

After she bought her first little snowman 25 years ago, she became so fond of her frosty friend that she’s now built up a vast array of the ornaments. Diana rolls out her battalions at home Diana rolls out her battalions of chilly chums at the home she shares with bemused husband David in Briggate, near North Walsham, Norfolk, every December. The staggering squadrons of snowmen dominate her kitchen, lounge and stairs, with carrot noses and button eyes peeping out from the most unlikely places.

There are cuddly ones, glass ones, candles, fridge magnets, cake decorations, mugs, tins, a tablecloth, snowglobes, snowmen on skis and sledges, tree baubles and wind-up toys. One is on a swing in the window, while another is gliding on a zip wire across the kitchen. But, despite the remarkably efficient arrangement of the snowmen, the glittery gathering began by accident back in 1987.

Mrs Howes said: ‘David bought me a ginger jar from Bonds 25 years ago. ‘But I already had one, so I took it back. ‘I had already seen a snowman cookie jar that I liked and when I got there it was half price. ‘I swapped it for the ginger jar and it became my first snowman.’ She splashed out on two snowman candlestick holders and a snowman Toby jug the next year. ‘Then people started buying me snowmen and it just grew from there,’ revealed Diana. Her vast collection includes cuddly ones, glass ones, candles, fridge magnets, cake decorations, mugs, tins, a tablecloth, snowglobes, snowmen on skis and sledges, tree baubles and wind-up toys ‘I’d say that about 200 of the characters have been gifts from my friends and family while we’ve picked the others up on holidays and shopping trips,’ said Diana. The largely British group is given an international feel by snowmen from New York, Switzerland and Spain. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever stop buying them. ‘If I get more than one that are the same, I arrange them into a family. ‘I hate putting them away in the New Year,’ stressed Diana. ‘It takes me almost a week to do it.’ Meet Mr Frosty and his many friends: of snowmen dominate her kitchen, lounge and stairs As for the reaction from visitors, she said: ‘People love them. ‘They all think I’m mad as a hatter, though. ‘People actually come here just to see the snowmen. ‘The collection is a village attraction.’ As for ever-patient David, he is happy to support his obsessed wife’s hobby, saying: ‘I just let her get on with it.’ References ^ Betty MacDonald fan club fans, (www.bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com) ^ Bet (www.letiziamancino.wix.com) ^ ty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr.

Tigerli (www.letiziamancino.wix.com) ^ Don’t miss this very special book, please. (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Vita Magica (wolfvitamagica.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club (www.bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com) ^ Betty MacDonald forum (www.bettymacdonaldforum.blogspot.com) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( German ) (de.wikipedia.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Monica Sone – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( French ) (fr.wikipedia.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club items (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club items – comments (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club – The Stove and I (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club groups (groups.yahoo.com) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund (www.facebook.com) ^ Europe-wide deal (www.theguardian.com) ^ Germany (www.theguardian.com) ^ told the Muenchner Merkur (www.merkur.de) ^ open-door refugee policy (www.theguardian.com) ^ told Der Spiegel magazine (www.spiegel.de) ^ Netherlands (www.theguardian.com) ^ several Dutch towns (www.theguardian.com) ^ Europe (www.theguardian.com) ^ World Day of the Snowman (www.cute-calendar.com) ^ www.cute-calendar.com (www.cute-calendar.com)

Betty MacDonald Fan Club: Betty MacDonald and a very special guy

Betty MacDonald fan club fans, 1 we got an excellent feedback for Betty MacDonald fan club newsletter January 2016. Thanks a million for your outstanding support. We celebrated World Day of the Snowman yesterday.

Fred got the excellent idea to organize a Betty MacDonald fan club Snowman contest. Send us a photo of your favourite snowman and you can some very new interesting Betty MacDonald fan club items. Deadline: January 31, 2016 We built a snowman with our children yesterday and we had lots of fun doing it although our snowman isn’t 22 foot tall.

Winter is our favourite season. Do you like Winter? Betty MacDonald described Winter season in one of her unique books.

Betty MacDonald: Bet 2 ty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr. Tigerli 3 is back and we are very happy about it. Wishing you a very nice Tuesday, Lisa Don’t miss this very special book, please. 4 Vita Magica 5 Betty MacDonald fan club Betty MacDonald forum 7 Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( English ) 8 Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( German ) 9 Wolfgang Hampel – Monica Sone – Wikipedia ( English ) 10 Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( English ) 11 Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( French ) 12 Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University 13 Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel 14 Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD 15 Betty MacDonald fan club items 16 Betty MacDonald fan club items – comments 17 Betty MacDonald fan club – The Stove and I 18 Betty MacDonald fan club groups 19 Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund 20 6 Alexander Dobrindt says country can no longer show a friendly face and must act unilaterally if fresh arrivals continue Chancellor Angela Merkel s transport minister has urged her to prepare to close Germany s borders to keep out refugees, arguing that Berlin must act alone if it cannot reach a Europe-wide deal 21 .

Alexander Dobrindt said Germany could no longer show the world a friendly face a phrase used by Merkel as refugees began arriving in Germany six months ago and that if the number of new arrivals did not drop soon, Germany 22 should act alone. I urgently advise: we must prepare ourselves for not being able to avoid border closures, Dobrindt, a member of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), told the Muenchner Merkur 23 newspaper. The CSU, the Bavarian sister party to Merkel s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), has ramped up pressure on the chancellor over her open-door refugee policy 24 that saw 1.1 million migrants arrive in Germany in 2015.

The CSU s leader, Horst Seehofer, told Der Spiegel magazine 25 in a weekend interview he would send the federal government a written request within the next two weeks to restore orderly conditions at the nation s borders. Bavaria is the main entry point to Germany for refugees. Dobrindt said: I would advise us all to prepare a plan B in an advance release of an interview to run in the Muenchner Merkur s Tuesday edition.

In the Netherlands 26 , clashes erupted late on Monday in a small town during protests against the planned opening of a centre for asylum seekers, Dutch media and officials said. In a repeat of scenes seen in several Dutch towns 27 and villages in the past few months amid growing tensions over the arrival of record numbers of migrants, police intervened to disperse about 1,000 people who rallied in Heesch. It was not immediately clear from police how many people had been arrested and whether anyone was injured.

Merkel has vowed to measurably reduce arrivals in 2016, but has refused to introduce a cap, saying it would be impossible to enforce without closing German borders. Instead, she has tried to convince other European countries to take in quotas of refugees, pushed for reception centres to be built on Europe s external borders, and led an EU campaign to convince Turkey to keep refugees from entering the bloc. But progress has been slow.

Dobrindt rejected Merkel s argument that closing borders would jeopardise the European project. The sentence, the closure of the border would see Europe fail, is true in reverse. Not closing the border, just going on, would bring Europe 28 to its knees, he said.

World Day of the Snowman January 18, 2016 in the World World Day of the Snowman is celebrated on January 18, 2016. The date goes back to the form of the Snowman: “8” symbolizes the snowman and the “1” stands for his stick or broom. Moreover, January is usually cold enough to build snowmen and is therefore a perfect chance to celebrate the snowman.

World Day of the Snowman was first held in 2011. A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture. In some cases, participants in winter festivals will build large numbers of snowmen.

In North America, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features. Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face; a carrot can stand in for a nose. Human clothing, such as a hat or scarf, may even be included.

Low-cost and availability are the common issues, since snowmen are usually in a cold and/or wet environment, and abandoned to the elements once completed. Melting is a common end-of-life scenario for most snowmen. Snowmen are a popular theme for Christmas and winter decorations and also in children’s media. (With material from: Wikipedia) Where is the event?

Worldwide World When is the event? Monday, the 18th of January 2016 Today! The text ” World Day of the Snowman ” has been taken from www.cute-calendar.com 29 30 Published: 10:48 GMT, 6 December 2012 | Updated: 17:07 GMT, 7 December 2012 While many households sigh at the prospect of dusting their decorations and untangling strings of fairy lights in time for Christmas, one woman is gleefully unpacking hers.

But then Diana Howes’ approach to festive furnishings is slightly unusual. For the married woman has got an army of at least 1,000 snowmen in all shapes and sizes A collection that would surely make Scrooge smile: Despite the remarkably efficient arrangement of the snowmen, the glittery gathering began purely by accident back in 1987 The snowman fanatic always rolls out her stunning collection on December 1. But it takes her several days to get them all set up in the right place.

After she bought her first little snowman 25 years ago, she became so fond of her frosty friend that she’s now built up a vast array of the ornaments. Diana rolls out her battalions at home Diana rolls out her battalions of chilly chums at the home she shares with bemused husband David in Briggate, near North Walsham, Norfolk, every December. The staggering squadrons of snowmen dominate her kitchen, lounge and stairs, with carrot noses and button eyes peeping out from the most unlikely places.

There are cuddly ones, glass ones, candles, fridge magnets, cake decorations, mugs, tins, a tablecloth, snowglobes, snowmen on skis and sledges, tree baubles and wind-up toys. One is on a swing in the window, while another is gliding on a zip wire across the kitchen. But, despite the remarkably efficient arrangement of the snowmen, the glittery gathering began by accident back in 1987.

Mrs Howes said: ‘David bought me a ginger jar from Bonds 25 years ago. ‘But I already had one, so I took it back. ‘I had already seen a snowman cookie jar that I liked and when I got there it was half price. ‘I swapped it for the ginger jar and it became my first snowman.’ She splashed out on two snowman candlestick holders and a snowman Toby jug the next year. ‘Then people started buying me snowmen and it just grew from there,’ revealed Diana. Her vast collection includes cuddly ones, glass ones, candles, fridge magnets, cake decorations, mugs, tins, a tablecloth, snowglobes, snowmen on skis and sledges, tree baubles and wind-up toys ‘I’d say that about 200 of the characters have been gifts from my friends and family while we’ve picked the others up on holidays and shopping trips,’ said Diana. The largely British group is given an international feel by snowmen from New York, Switzerland and Spain. ‘I don’t think I’ll ever stop buying them. ‘If I get more than one that are the same, I arrange them into a family. ‘I hate putting them away in the New Year,’ stressed Diana. ‘It takes me almost a week to do it.’ Meet Mr Frosty and his many friends: of snowmen dominate her kitchen, lounge and stairs As for the reaction from visitors, she said: ‘People love them. ‘They all think I’m mad as a hatter, though. ‘People actually come here just to see the snowmen. ‘The collection is a village attraction.’ As for ever-patient David, he is happy to support his obsessed wife’s hobby, saying: ‘I just let her get on with it.’ References ^ Betty MacDonald fan club fans, (www.bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com) ^ Bet (www.letiziamancino.wix.com) ^ ty MacDonald fan club honor member Mr.

Tigerli (www.letiziamancino.wix.com) ^ Don’t miss this very special book, please. (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Vita Magica (wolfvitamagica.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club (www.bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.com) ^ Betty MacDonald forum (www.bettymacdonaldforum.blogspot.com) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Wikipedia ( German ) (de.wikipedia.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Monica Sone – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( English ) (www.thefullwiki.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel – Ma and Pa Kettle – Wikipedia ( French ) (fr.wikipedia.org) ^ Wolfgang Hampel in Florida State University (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club founder Wolfgang Hampel (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club interviews on CD/DVD (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club items (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club items – comments (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club – The Stove and I (bettymacdonaldfanclub.blogspot.de) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club groups (groups.yahoo.com) ^ Betty MacDonald fan club organizer Linde Lund (www.facebook.com) ^ Europe-wide deal (www.theguardian.com) ^ Germany (www.theguardian.com) ^ told the Muenchner Merkur (www.merkur.de) ^ open-door refugee policy (www.theguardian.com) ^ told Der Spiegel magazine (www.spiegel.de) ^ Netherlands (www.theguardian.com) ^ several Dutch towns (www.theguardian.com) ^ Europe (www.theguardian.com) ^ World Day of the Snowman (www.cute-calendar.com) ^ www.cute-calendar.com (www.cute-calendar.com)