Julius Caesar was born in the month of Quintilis. It was renamed in his honour just before he was murdered. Continue reading “July – the month of Julius”
June marks the middle of the year… Continue reading “What do I know about June?”
‘You ask where I think the name of May comes from? Its origin’s not totally clear to me.’ (Ovid)
The months of the Gregorian calendar, their names and cultural associations, are historically connected with life in the Northern Hemisphere. But in Australia, May brings autumn or fall. My friend, the writer Sarah Klenbort, give us a view from Down Under. Continue reading “Guest post: May in Oz – the view from Down Under by Sarah Klenbort”
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”