10/15: my anzac tribute

In commemoration of the ANZACS at Gallipoli one hundred years ago, I have calligraphed The Ode. This was the fourth stanza of a poem entitled For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, a British poet and writer.  It was actually written in 1914, not long after the start of the Great War. Lest we forget.

The Ode

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9/15: the april fool

The answer to the question I posed in my last post (hmmm, what a good segue into my next post), is that April actually has thirty days. The error occurred because February and April both started on the same day of the week. To save time preparing the calendar for reproduction (and no, that won’t be a post any time soon), I used February as a base, but forgot to add those two extra days.

Remember the old rhyme?

thirty days hath September

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one, excepting February, which has twenty-eight days clear, and twenty-nine each leap year.

When I do the calendar for next year I must be vigilant!

 

 

 

 

8/15: april calendar

April Quote

But who was the April fool? Oui, moi. See if you can spot the mistake below. So much for my pride as a proof-reader. Pride cometh before a fall as we all know. Then when you have found the error, suggest how it may have occurred. I shall answer these questions in my next post.

April