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Dog Days

From Wikipedia

“Dog Days” (Latin: diēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. In the southern hemisphere they are usually between January and early March. The actual dates vary greatly from region to region, depending on latitude and climate.

Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.

Rudi and Laddie (via re:form)

“Life’s A Treat With Shaun The Sheep”

Well it’s no coincidence I suspect that my historical puff piece about Shaun is clicking over the views this morning: it’s the school holidays and the kids must be bored already…

Why do I like Shaun the Sheep? Because he is subversive mainly. That’s a long word, you can Google it later, or you can visit the Shaun official site to watch clips. I know what I’d rather do 🙂

Bitzer, Shaun and how parents may feel in the holidays