By Marian Connor

I was thinking…

This is the final instalment of our Wunder Kalender. Our fusion on a Cabinet of Curiosities and an Advent Calendar.

Cabinet of Curiosities – a room, display or case full of weird and wonderful things, its heyday was in 16th and 17th century Europe.

Advent Calendar – used to count and celebrate the days leading to Christmas Day – or at 8 in the Universe, until Twelfth Night on the 6th January.

Wishing you a Happy,  Healthy 2015.


Red door on a slant with a white number 31


“Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.” Anonymous


50 Adults and Kids answer what they’d like to change about themselves. We’ve got a lot to learn.



Close up of a old wooden door witha metal door knob


“Lift up your eyes upon this day breaking for you. Give birth again to a dream.”

Maya Angelou


A Pep Talk from Kid President.



Wooden arched church door with a number 2 in white


The fascinating dark origins of nursery rhymes.



Black and metal arched old church door with a white number 3


Cicero was born on this day in 106 BCE. Some say 107, I’m not sure but hey it was a long time ago.



Large carved wooden door marked with a white number 4


I know for many people its back to work tomorrow which can lower the mood a little, but things could be worse.



Wooden door with elaborate cravings and a white number 5


Two gift boxes containing Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh


Today is the eve of 12th Night. This was when the Wise Men arrived with gifts for Jesus. What a funny thing to give a baby – gold, frankincense and myrrh. “That’s men all over! It wouldn’t cross their minds to bring a shawl.” Moira Andrew, Poet and Author

What are frankincense and myrrh?


Image of old door knobs and a large white number 6   Black and white photograph of a pioneering female dentist Hedvig Stromgren with two children

Today is 12th Night.

Science versus Grandma: Debunking old wives’ tales – or not.

Grandma got STEM.


Well that concludes our Wunder Kalender. We hope you have enjoyed it and will tune in again on January 14th for our next blog.


Image Tile/Header- Wunderkammer by French Marie Claire via poppytalk


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