Category: Assume it’s still 1793…
5th May is Consoude day – in the French Republican calendar !
Consoude’s (comfrey in English) traditional names of knitbone, boneset and the derivation of its Latin name Symphytum (from the Greek symphis, meaning growing together of bones, and phyton, a plant),
1st December is Cire Day . . .
A day to recognise the importance of wax ! Obviously wax candles were core to lighting in Republican France, but furniture and ormolu decorations were designed to
5th November is Dindon Day
We all know that turkeys originally came from the New World. They were eaten for the annual thanksgiving day dinner. We therefore have a lot
1st October is Pomme de Terre Day . . .
We all know what a potato looks like so we’ve chosen Mr Potato Head for to illustrate 1st October . . . a very different
Today the 6th September is Hotte Day (well it was in the Republican calendar)
There’s definite confusion here, it’s nothing to do with the weather, but just what is a ‘hotte’? Has anyone guessed yet? Its a gathering basket. Any
July 3rd is the day of the Chamois.
According to the Republican Calendar July 3rd is the day of the Chamois. These sure footed tiny antelope inhabit the mountain ranges in Europe. You
June 3rd is Caille day
According to the Republican Calendar June 3rd is the day of the Quail or Caille if you are buying them from the market caravan. Fois
“Publish and be damned” A pot pourri of the Iron Duke
June will see Waterloo mania, events on a battlefield in Belgium, on a London station, music all over London and probably the odd memorial service