How wonderful that Malala Yousafzai received a Nobel Peace Prize today, the youngest Nobel Peace laureate in history.
Here she is at the Award Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
This 17 year old Pakistani girl is a rare creature, a gift to humanity...
My sister gave me Malala's book for my birthday and it is inspirational.
As the world knows, Malala is an advocate for children's education, particularly girls in her homeland of Swat, Pakistan.
From the age of about 10 she gave interviews and speeches - and wrote a blog - and when the Taliban came to her city and began to bomb and close schools, she was unafraid to speak out.
In 2012, aged 14, she was shot in the head when a Taliban gunman boarded her school bus.
Malala was already well-known for her work, and now the world knew about the brave Pakistani girl who stood up to the Taliban.
Close to death she was air-lifted to Birmingham, England, awakening 16 days later after numerous operations, to find herself in an alien (for her) world.
She was later joined by her family, and while they desperately miss their homeland, they continue to live in the UK, as it is unsafe to return home.
Malala continues her fight for a child's right to education.
Her book, co-authored with Patricia McCormick, gives an insight into her bright intelligence and unusual maturity, a girl who will live an inspirational life, whatever she decides to do.
Today we celebrate our 43rd Wedding Anniversary.
We are both extremely grateful to be here, together, and in good health after all these years. Our children and grandchildren are our pride and joy, and we need little else to celebrate our life.
Small gifts and cards were exchanged, mine being a Pedicure at the local salon. Now my toenails are bright Christmas red, OPI Koala Beary...
the colour of this geranium.
And in one more celebratory event, in Monaco twins were born:
Gabriella and Jacques, born to Princess Charlene and Prince Albert, at the Princess Grace Hospital.
Though born a few minutes after Gabriella, Jacques is the official Heir to the Monaco throne, according to Monaco law.
The world has watched and wondered about Albert and Charlene...
Here's wishing them every happiness with their perfect little family,
a little Prince and a little Princess.
Happy Celebrating, and hope your Christmas preparation is going well.