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Saying It With Song

Today sees the Gregorian calendar baton passing seamlessly from April to May. A change taking followers of Pope Gregory XIII’s 16th century almanac into its fifth monthly epoch of 2019. What will May bring its attending guests and more importantly what’s the dress code? Hopefully not raincoats, wind cheaters and kaleidoscopically coloured leg warmers like the month just departed. April was a month of mixed emotions for yours truly. On […]

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Passing the Baton

Morning has broken on the 1st August 2018. A few short hours ago July departing on a jet plane, leaving us with a legacy of UK record high temperatures, England’s progression to the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup and seemingly but unsurprisingly little progress at securing an amicable Brexit deal. If I’d had a pound for every time in the last thirty days someone felt moved to inform me […]

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Take a Look at the 5 and 10…..

December’s here. The wait is finally over for me to find out which word of profanity is behind the first door on my Gordon Ramsey advent calendar. Amongst today’s itinerary I intend to scour the Radio Times to plan my festive viewing, while I listen to timeless Christmas tunes on an Apple Music playlist. This day will also no doubt witness my perennial yule-time pondering at the meaning of line ‘Take a look at the 5 and 10, it’s glistening once again” […]

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Bespoke Advent Calendars of Yore

On opening door number 4 on the advent calendar earlier, I was taken aback be confronted by a shrill creaking noise. I’m not sure whether the sound emanated from my yet to warm up middle aged limbs, or whether it was rust on the door hinges. Although on reflection as the calendar is made from cardboard I suspect it to be the former. That being the case, it appears there will be no requirement […]

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Nearly Interestin’ Stuff About The Gregorian Calendar

It was on this day in 1752 the British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar. They were delighted with the news, as they’d had a long wait whilst Social Services mulled over reservations about their suitability to adopt. However, Social Services eventually relented and their fears proved unfounded as the adoption was a great success. The Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar. A regular Gregorian year consists of 365 days. As […]

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