Here we are ... into the month of November! Wow! Hasn't the year gone by so fast? Only 8 weeks to go until Christmas (at the time of writing this newsletter), so it's time to start gathering those precious little gifts to put under the Christmas tree! Have you got to buy something for someone special? Let us know!
So what's happening this month? Well, as for me, I'm working away at getting something ready for you for the Christmas holiday period! No clues today, but it is extra extra special! Ha!
And what news do we have for you this month? Well what about this?
Best English are holding a weekend-long Intensive English Workshop for ESL learners from Saturday 9th November 2019 - Sunday 10th November 2019 at their London England Head Office. The workshop starts at 08:00 and finishes at 16:00 on the Saturday and the Sunday. Admission is FREE! Participants will be limited to a maximum of 30 people, in order to ensure that everyone can speak and take part in the exercises. Attendees must show, or demonstrate, a level equivalent to Pre-Intermediate to satisfy the instructors and in order to be able to attend. For further details / more information - Contact Best English
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THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
For example, did you know that November 4th is "Mischief Night", an annual tradition in parts of the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States, when people take a degree of licence to play pranks, act out naughty things, and do general mischief in their neighbourhoods
Nowadays, bonfires are lit all over the country and fireworks are set off to remember this very special day. And accompanied, of course, by hot roasted chestnuts and hot toddies! Yummy! Yummy!
Let's not forget about Asia! November 11th-13th is Loi Krathong Festival.
Banana boats filled with candles, incense, flowers, strands of hair, and coins, are set afloat on all and any waterways, especially in Cambodia and Thailand.
November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, the fourth and last of four months to have a length of 30 days and the fifth and last of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. November was the ninth month of the calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC.
Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November, all the rest have thirty-one.
November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar. Therefore, November in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of May in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.
November born babies are either a Scorpio or a Sagittarius. Those born from the beginning of the month through November 21 are classified as the passionate Scorpio. Everyone else (born November 22 to the end of the month) are Sagittarius, and they're generous souls with a sense of humor.
The November birth flower is the chrysanthemum.
Each person’s power animal, spiritual animal or totem, is a Native American belief. They affirm that animals are their guides and protectors and not only beings they lived with. The Indians use a lunar calendar on the shell of a turtle that had thirteen circles and called it “medicine wheel”. On this wheel, they represented the elements, the cardinal points, the seasons and a color, relating each circle with an animal, according to their characteristics.
Those born between October 23 and November 22 are related to “the snake” and are often mysterious, affectionate, sensitive people.
Beliefs indicate that those born between November 23 and December 21 are related to the “owl” as a power animal. They are affectionate, friendly and adventurous people; and finally, the people born between December 22 and January 19, have the “goose” as their totem and they are persistent, ambitious, and tenacious people.
In the United States, November is the month that hosts Thanksgiving, a day to reap the harvest and celebrate the community's or family's collective bounty.
November birthdays are associated with two gems; Citrine and Topaz. The warm color of Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun and it's believed to be a healing gemstone. Topaz is most desired in its rich orange Imperial Topaz color, but it is found in a variety of rich colors like blue, pink and yellow.
Famous Birthdays in November:
KENDALL JENNER EMMA STONE LEONARDO DICAPRIO WHOOPI GOLDBERG GOLDIE HAWN TINA TURNER
It's Time for Christmas Shopping!
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA
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There were some very good results/scores from many of you.
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Okay! Got to go for now! Have a fabulous November and we'll be back with some more exciting News for you at the beginning of December!
Take care and look after yourselves!
Be careful what you do ..................... and keep on writing, writing, writing!
Best wishes ............
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