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September 2019
WELCOME TO OUR SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER !

Well, it's officially over! The Northern Hemisphere's Western Summer Holidays that is! It's 'Back To School' time! Didn't that go fast! A long time looking forward to the holidays - and now, they are history! Oh well! Back To School - Back To Work! Back into the day to day routines!

So how was your holiday? Drop us a line and let us know.

Me? Too many days out in the sun, trying to get a tan! Too much food, snacks, and ice cream! Back on a diet again to get ready for Christmas! Ha! So anyway, it's back to school again! And you know what that means?

Writing! Writing! Writing! Writing! Writing! Writing! And even more writing!


How about you?   What's happening in your part of the world?   Write in and tell us - that will be good!
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THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Across the UK, September temperatures average a daily high of 61F/16C. That average temperature factors in the cooler evenings and the drop in temperatures that come later in the month. The average high of the day is 66F/19C. You may get a day or two of temperatures reaching into the 70s.

Autumn (September to November) marks the gradual change from summer to winter and is probably the season with the biggest range in weather conditions. Septembers and even Octobers in Britain can often still be summery, recently even recording higher temperatures than August.

September is the ninth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, the third of four months to have a length of 30 days, and the fourth of five months to have a length of less than 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, September is the seasonal equivalent of March in the Southern Hemisphere.

In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological autumn is on 1 September. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological spring is on 1 September.

World weather in September: The average temperature in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in September is mild at 14.4°C (57.92°F). Afternoons can be somewhat warm with average high temperatures reaching 19.3°C (66.7°F).

January is the hottest month in Buenos Aires with an average temperature of 76°F (25°C) and the coldest month is July at 53°F (12°C), with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 hours in February. The wettest month is January with an average of 100mm of rain.

September (from the Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, with March (Latin Martius) the first month of the year, until perhaps as late as 153 BC. After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month, but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.

For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. September comes from the Latin root septem-, meaning “seven,” because in the original Roman republican calendar, September was the seventh month of the year rather than the ninth.

The September birthstone, sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favourite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom.

Sapphire, the birthstone of September, is most desired for its pure, rich blue color, but is present in almost every color, including pink, yellow and green. In the Middle Ages, the gem was believed to protect those close to you from harm and it also represented loyalty and trust.

The Aster or the September flower is the flower for this month of September.

Birth Month Birds in September: Redtail Hawk

August 23 - September 22     Virgo
September 23 - October 22    Libra

Call them the perfectionists or the efficient ones, Virgos carry powerful personalities. Virgo, which is the sixth of the 12 signs of the zodiac, begins around August 23 and goes on until September 22. Therefore, it is time to move over Leos and familiarise yourself with the traits of a Virgo.

A Virgo personality is a mix of intelligence, attention to detail, common sense, and commitment, and a woman born with her in this sign is very smart and modest.  Virgos are logical, practical, and systematic in their approach to life. This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn't afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice.

More on Libra next month.....................


The Month of September in the United Kingdom


Enjoying the Beginning of Autumn
&
"Back to School"

 
HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA

September - Back to School in the UK

On the School Bus in the UK

Walking in the Park with the Trees Turning

Thatched Cottege with the Leaves Going Golden Red

In the Countryside with the Colours Changing

Looking Across the Lake with the Trees and Bushes Changing

Across the River with the Trees Dropping their Leaves............Autumn is Here!

ENGLISH LANGUAGE "TOEFL" PRACTICE TEST" RESULT

Congratulations and well done to all those of you who attended the 'TOEFL Practice Test' in  Los Angeles, California, USA, during August.

There were some very good results/scores from many of you.

But the winner on the day was Louis Vermontiene, of San Diego, California. Well done to him - 3,000 words of proofreading & copy editing are FREE on your next manuscript submission.


Well, what can we say about this month?   How about this?



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Okay!  Got to go for now!   Have a fabulous September and we'll be back with some more exciting News for you at the beginning of October!

Take care and look after yourselves!

Be careful what you do ..................... and keep on writing, writing, writing!

Best wishes ............

Nancy News

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