December Fun Facts

December Background Facts:

Turquoise Stone for December

Turquoise Stone for December

  • According to the Gregorian Calendar, December is the twelfth month of the year
  • December derives from the Latin word “decem”, meaning ten
  • December was originally the tenth month of the Roman Calendar
  • December has 31 days in the month
  • December is best known for the celebration of Christmas Day on 25th December

    December Birth Flower Holly

    December Birth Flower Holly

  • Birthstone associated with December is Turquoise
  • Birth Flower associated with December is Paper White Narcissus, Holly or Pointsettia
  • Season: Winter
  • Astrological Signs: Sagittarius (until December 21st) and Capricorn (from December 22nd)

Famous People Born in December:

  • 1st December 1945 – Bette Midler, Famous Actress and Singer
  • 11th December 1843 – Robert Koch, Medical Professional, Biologist
  • 30th November 1865 – Rudyard Kipling, English Author, Writer
December Birth Flowers Narcissus and Pointsettia

December Birth Flowers Narcissus and Pointsettia

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Keeping Calm For Mums with Humour Quotes

Mums Love to Clean up Mess

Mums Love to Clean up Mess

What is a Mother for – if not to do your chores?

If you are a mother, like me, chances are you have encountered moments of frustration and feel like giving up. Share with me some humorous quotes from “Keep Calm for Mums” published by Summersdale. (Bought for me by my cheeky children – and when I feel annoyed at them they hand me the book as a point of reference – and it never fails to make us all laugh!)

The Basic Role of a Dear Mother

Anatomy of a Mother

Anatomy of a Mother

The Mother Quotes that Say it All

“There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.” – Peter De Vries

“No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement.” – Florida Scott-Maxwell

“If there were no schools to take the children away from home…the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.” – Edgar Watson Howe

“Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.” – Phyllis Diller

“The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn’t getting enough sleep.” – John Fiebig

“If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.” – Bette Davis

“Motherhood is a wonderful thing – what a pity to waste it on children.” – Judith Pugh

“Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help mum with the dishes.” – P.J O’Rourke

“Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too.” – Lionel Kauffman

“Those who say “Sleep like a baby” haven’t got one.” – Anonymous

“The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” – Bill Cosby

“I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.” – Anonymous

“Mothers are all slightly insane.” – J.D Salinger

Some of mum’s favourite sayings are:

Mum's Sayings

Mum’s Sayings

Enjoy with a pinch of humour – next time you see mum try to understand her point of view, she is human after all so give her break.

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November Fun Facts

Backgrounds Facts about November

Chrysanthemum - Birth Flower of November

Chrysanthemum – Birth Flower of November

  • November is the eleventh month of the year according to the Gregorian Calendar
  • The name November derives from “Novern”, Latin for the number nine
  • The Roman Calendar had November as the ninth month of the year
  • November has 30 days in the month
  • November is best known for the American Thanksgiving Day
  • Birthstone associated with November is Topaz
  • Birth Flower associated with November is Chrysanthemum
  • Season: Autumn
  • Astrological Signs: Scorpio (until November 21st) and Sagittarius                             (from November 22nd)
Topaz - Birthstone of November

Topaz – Birthstone of November

Famous People Born in November:

29th November 1898 – C. S. Lewis, English Author and Scholar

11th November 1962 – Demi Moore, Famous American Actress

19th November 1942 – Calvin Klein, Famous Fashion Designer

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