Let's Talk About Birthdays

Let’s talk about September birthdays

What does it mean to be born in September? Are September babies as prone to change as the season they were born into? Do they especially love a cookout? I’ve already dug deep into what’s wonderful about the children of July and August. Onwards and upwards, to September we go. What…

Let’s talk about August birthdays

AUGUST is upon us, and with it a whole host of birthdays. Yes: this is actually the most popular month to be born in the US, and one of the most popular in the UK as well. The dead of winter’s just nine months prior to August, so I’ll let…

7 unforgettable ways to wish someone a ‘happy birthday’

Bumps, ear-pulling, nose-greasing, or just a good belting. Where did the idea of celebrating your birth start? The ancient pharaohs were the first civilisation to celebrate birthdays. However, the hieroglyphics are unclear whether they celebrated their birth as a human or their birth as a god  – which happens to…

The first sign of middle age. And how to beat it.

I’m not talking about the usual physiological slippages such as paunches, pop bellies and body parts migrating south. Or grey hairs, receding hairlines or your skin feeling a little too big for your body. Or even those common psychological intruders like confusion with technology or what ‘young people’ are talking…

Let’s talk about May birthdays

After April’s traditional showers, you can sigh with relief now that May’s arrived. Whether that means the weather will calm down is anyone’s guess but at least officially speaking spring is well and truly under way. If you were born in May then there are far more exciting things to…

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