Thursday, 1 October 2009


White rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit.

Welcome to the month of October, tenth month in the new(er) Gregorian calendar and it's name simply derives from the Latin Octo - eight, because it was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar.

There are so many celebrations in October, it's mind boggling; among them International day of Non-Violence (2nd); Thanksgiving in Canada (second Monday); Columbus Day in the USA (also second Monday); World Food Day (16th); the very twee Apple Day (21st) and of course the world famous Samhain, better known as All Hallows E'en (31st).

Among the worthy month-long observances are Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Th Anglo Saxons called October Winterfylleth, the coming of winter beginning with this month's full moon - fylleth.

Thanks to the informative Wikipedia.

Well I survived the rigours of the new exercise regime which last night consisted of a warm up, stretches and an hours walk at an increased speed. No need to crawl in to work. Tonight, just got back from a half hours swim with my other half at the very pleasant Beverley Leisure Centre which has been improved beyond all recognition in recent years, certainly since last I was there - a long time ago.

This bloke walked into a bar and ordered a double whiskey on the rocks,, a bourbon, and a triple vodka. "I shouldn't be drinking this lot with what I've got," said the customer.
"Why, what have you got?" replied the barman.
"Thirty five pence."

Chat soon


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