FACTS ABOUT SEPTEMBER
Baby Boom: There are more births in England and Wales during September than any other month; according to the official figures released by the Office of National Statistics, 27 is the highest day, followed by 25th and 24th.
So, based on the law of averages, probably everyone reading this will either have a birthday this month or know someone celebrating theirs!
Support Cancer: Cancer is a terrible disease that will, unfortunately, touch all of us at one time or another. Although cancer awareness days happen throughout the year, there are more Cancer-related awareness days in September, including Childhood Cancer Awareness, symbolised by a gold ribbon worn to commemorate the event, Blood Cancer, and the official annual Macmillan’s Coffee Morning will take place on Friday 29th. Whether you go for tea and cake or something else, your support helps those living with cancer.
The Month of Friendship: For over 200 years, The Oddfellows has helped its members forge friendships and offered help in times of need by bringing people together to enjoy the brighter side of life. Every September, Oddfellows encourage us to think about how important it is to have friends around us that make us laugh and have our back.
Autumn Equinox – 23rd: The Autumn equinox is associated with the harvest – it’s the month we can reap the rewards of summer and start preparing for the winter. On the 23rd, day and night will be roughly even worldwide.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Virgo: 23rd August – 22nd September
Symbol: The Virgin
Characteristics: Sophisticated, intelligent, kind, perfectionist, trustworthy, careful, and organised.
Birthstone: The September birthstone, traditional and modern, is Sapphire, available in every colour but red. Sapphires were once believed to protect your loved ones from harm.
Birth flowers: Morning Glory – adorable little flowers full of colour representing love, affection, and longing. Asters – colourful flowers with happy, positive vibes thought to ward off evil spirits and negative energy.
September is probably the most abundant month for British-grown produce. Summer crops, such as salads, tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers and runner beans, are still highly productive. Meanwhile, autumn crops such as apples, pears, squash and leeks are nearly ready for harvesting.
National Organic Month is a thirty-day-long annual celebration observed in September.
When you decide to support Go Organic, you will be supporting wildlife, reduce your exposure to pesticides, and, most importantly, you will be enjoying food as nature intended.
Lemon drizzle cake is a traditional British cake and a staple of afternoon tea.
I acquired this recipe a long time ago from a friend and it is the easiest and tastiest Lemon Drizzle I have made. If you have never really baked cakes and want to have a go then this is a great cake to start with, and I am sure Macmillan is a fund raising cause close to most of us in some way. Download your copy here.
When done, make a cuppa and enjoy, see how long a loaf lasts!!?
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