Tag Archives: Julian

┬áThe Adoption of the Gregorian Calendar

I grew up using the Gregorian Calendar without much thought as to its origin (or realising it was called the Gregorian Calendar!)  My digging back in time has taught me that this pervasive and powerful system dates back to Pope … Continue reading

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Midsummer, Supermoon and Death

When the longest day fell on the 21st of June, it was dark and overcast and seemed like the shortest day. Thousands of years ago our ancestors would have been most put out to find their stone circles could not … Continue reading

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