The next skating club to be established was in London and was not founded until 1830. By the mid-19th century, ice skating was a popular pastime among the British upper and middle classes—Queen Victoria became acquainted with her future husband, Prince Albert, through a series of ice skating trips —and early attempts at the construction of artificial ice rinks were made during the “rink mania” of 1841–44. As the technology for the maintenance of natural ice did not exist, these early rinks used a substitute consisting of a mixture of hog’s lard and various salts. An item in the 8 May 1844 issue of Littell’s ‘Living Age’ headed the ‘Glaciarium’ reported that “This establishment, which has been removed to Grafton street East’ Tottenham Court Road, was opened on Monday afternoon. The area of artificial ice is extremely convenient for such as may be desirous of engaging in the graceful and manly pastime of skating”.
The first coloring book, "The Little Folks' Paint Book" was published in 1879. Crayola introduced the crayon in 1903. And the average American child spends 28 minutes a day coloring and wears down about 730 crayons by the age of 10. Between parents and schools, roughly 2.5 billion crayons are purchased each year. The awesome part is that anyone can do it will no skill set required! Grab a crayon and you are good to go. You can make it even more enjoyable and have your kids or grandkids color with you. Depending on the age of the young ones they may be interested in the adult coloring books, others still wanting to color a cow, astronaut, or pretty flower arrangement. At initial stage may be a whacky affair for some kids but eventually they tend to expertise it. They understand the importance of filling true and natural colors at right places. So whether it is coloring papers of Spiderman or their favorite cartoon characters, it is a real fun loving activity for kids. Winnie the Pooh is the children's book character that has captured the imagination as well as the heart of young children and indeed their parents as well, across the world. Initially drafted in 1926 as the creative brain child of the world renowned children's literalist and author A.A. Milne, one of the most remarkable feats that the Winnie the Pooh series has managed to achieve is how relevant and fresh it has stayed to the modern audience. Written almost a century ago, Winnie the Pooh and his collection of his lovable friends still delight people even to this very day, being favoured in favour of other more modern offerings.