December: once upon a time the tenth month in the early Roman calendar. If you have read any of my posts covering the months of the year this will come as no surprise.Continue reading “December – White Christmas or Fake Snow?”
October, now familiar as the tenth month – derives its name from its position as month eight in the ancient Roman calendar. Continue reading “October – when did eight become ten?”
1. August was named in honour of the Emperor Augustus. Continue reading “What do I think I know about … August?”
‘You ask where I think the name of May comes from? Its origin’s not totally clear to me.’ (Ovid)
It is a curious thing that… Continue reading “One thing no one really knows about … April”
The French say ‘Poisson d’Avril’, the English say April Fool’s Day, April Fools’ Day or April Fools Day.
Once again, I test my capacity to have ingested and assimilated fake news like a fish swallowing micro-beads. Continue reading “Five things I think I know about … March”
Some years ago and in another country, I used to go out with someone who questioned all manner of received wisdom. ‘How do you know that?’ he’d say. ‘How can you be sure?’ What a great time he must be having now, in the era of fake news. But still … I challenged myself to write down some assumptions. What do I know (or think I know) about January? Continue reading “5 Things I think I know about … January”