I know January seemed to last for ever. It always does. I’ve never understood why some months have five weeks and others only four. Wouldn’t it have made more sense to have the same number of weeks per month and perhaps have thirteen months a year? On the plus side, it does mean February will fly by, bringing us into March and the start of that wonderful season, Spring.
The link takes you to a site which explains the historical reasons for the months as we know them, but I still think it is bizarre you can have five Sundays in some months and others get the “bog standard” four! To my mind, something hasn’t been “divvied up” properly.
Do you feel sad as the summer ends? The answer to that will depend a lot, I think, on whether or not you have school age children about to go back to school after the summer break!
I was always annoyed as a kid and later as a parent, to see the Back to School signs appear in the shops just before the children had even broken up for the holidays. As a kid, I hated being reminded. As a parent, I hated being nagged. (Still do, in fact! That approach has never worked on me!). [Read more…] about As One Season Ends…
What are the signs of spring you love the most?
I adore the lighter evenings and start to spot these in February (though that’s weather dependent). Being out with the dog a lot, you notice when you have that little bit more daylight before needing to get the torches out. [Read more…] about Signs of Spring