Facebook Cover Image for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Facebook Cover Image for Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Xhosa pronunciation: [xoˈliːɬaɬa manˈdeːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) if you would like to use it.

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Please vote for The Reluctant Mom as Mommy Blogger 2013 – every email address gets one vote.

Voting close at midnight on the 15 December 2013, and then the fat lady has sung.

It’s not really for a good cause, there are really no prizes, just bragging rights and a shiny badge.

And then everyone goes home.

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When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.

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It really has been a sad/momentous few days.

No matter what your personal thoughts are of Nelson Mandela – I think the overall feeling that we can agree on is that someone who has changed, touched us all and forever impacted on our lives has left this earth.

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This was probably my favourite tweet …..

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Twitter used tweets about Mandela’s death to generate the following graphic, made up of the texts of those tweets.

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This is probably my favourite image of Nelson Mandela ..

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I remembered this blog post I had posted some time back on Nelson Mandela and Black People – https://reluctantmom.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/nelson-mandela-and-black-people/