10th October 2011 (the day I was supposed to publish this)….anyone else reading that as 10/08/11? Just me? How about September, had you ever thought about Sept meaning 7 (remember when that woman had septuplets)? And unless we’re missing a baker’s dozen (yes I know that’s 13) about a decade I’m pretty sure December is 10!! What’s going on with the calendar?!
I remember learning in school that October used to be the 8th month but the extent of my knowledge up until yesterday was that back then there were just 10 months in the year, till at some point (probably when someone called Augustus or Julius was Caesar) they decided to add some extra months in the year which shifted all the others up a few. Now I understand it was *slightly* more scientific than that (though it was in the time of Julius!). The calendar was altered to synchronise with the seasons, adding January and February to the beginning of the year and, like I thought, shifting all the others up 2. Prior to this the calendar was based on the lunar cycle. While I like Christmas being at the end of the year I do think there’s an argument for the New Year being in March. It would be nice to see the year start in Spring, when everything just seems to be beginning, seems to make sense to me.
Don’t you just love it when a random conversation sparks an idea? Yesterday @miss_peg, @katysense and I were chatting on Twitter about blogging and the like when we decided to set ourselves a challenge, why not set a new theme every day and each write a blog about it? It could be fun to see what 3 very different girls from different parts of the UK think about a certain thing every day, don’t you think? Well if you do and you’d like to read their blogs too do be sure to check out the Miss Peg Daily , The Blog of Sense and Trepatukas. This was the first post (I was supposed to blog yesterday but I forgot). And if anyone else wants to join in our little blogging game let us know 🙂