I have also been sorting out our Christmas books and tiding away books from our Space topic! I can't wait for tomorrow either!
Today was St. Andrew's day and I was very excited to find out some facts about him to share with my class, children and here:
- St Andrew is the not only the patron saint of Scotland but Greece and Russia as well.
- He was Jesus' first disciple
- The white diagonally transversed cross on the flag of Scotland represents the shape of the cross he was crucified on by the Romans.
- The day before St Andrew's day is traditional for girls to pray to St. Andrew for a husband. They would make a wish and look for a sign that they had been heard.
Legend tells how the Viking Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish and in order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. But as they drew near to the Scots one of the Vikings stood on a thistle and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen who then awoke and saw them off!