Yes, it’s coming up to that time again, so is there anyone out there who would like to take part in a little postal seed swap? Due to the (small) size of my little plot, I always end up with more seed of any particular type than I actually need, and on top of that, the two magazines that I enjoy – Kitchen Garden and Grow Your Own – invariably come with a packet or two of seed on the front page.
I’ve now enabled a couple of features I hadn’t previously bothered with, which should put paid to this little game.
However, tonight I was trying some Joe Jackson, and one particular song that I thought would work well, just didn’t. However, I was enjoying myself with the song, so I put down the ukulele and picked up my old EKO, to try it on there.
Mine is, and furthermore the scheme starts handing out coupons on January 18th, which happens to be my birthday. Thank you very much.
But, as it happens, it is not just the public who are in error, the news media have got it wrong too. They are using a popular, but totally incorrect definition of Blue Moon; that is “any month where there are two full moons in the same month”. By this reckoning, a blue moon will occur any time the full moon coincides with the beginning/end of a month with 30 or 31 days. This will occur reasonably often, and not as rarely as you would think when considering the phrase “once in a blue moon”.