25 March 2010

Quarter Day

Today is a Quarter Day, as well as being a christian festival (Annunciation of the Virgin Mary); traditionally rents were due on this day, and it was a day for servants to seek and find work for the coming year ahead.
Up until 1752 it was the beginning of the legal year in England, with the courts of justice sessions.

Perhaps it would have been good for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to have delivered his budget today instead of yesterday, but commonsense doesn't seem to be part of their manifesto.

Today is the second day of my teaching sessions, building on what we did last week as well as setting up targets for the next week's session. Not sure if I will have 6 people or more at the class, will find out later on this morning. What it does mean is that I get a short lie in, another 30 minutes but it all will count.


Kathy G said...

One of my e-mails this morning mentioned the Annunciation, calling it the "Hidden Christmas". I had to stop and think; today is EXACTLY nine months until Christmas!

I never made the connection before.

Anonymous said...

Hello! :)

Relax Max said...

I never made the connection either.