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Friday 30 September 2016

Unusual October

30th September 2016

Tomorrow we start the tenth month of the year and it means only 92 days is left to New Year 2017. October 2016 includes 5 Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays is it unusual according the social media like Facebook. It is not true anymore. Read below..
My autumn decorations..

5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays in a month – happens only every 823 years? This popular urban myth has been circulating on the internet for a while. However, it is precisely that: a myth.
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The 823-Year Myth.
Before you get too excited about this once-in-a-lifetime event and start telling your family and friends, know this: any such claims are false. Special combinations of days like 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays occur much more often than every 823 years!

The 823 Years Myth

If you own an email, Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account, chances are that you have come across an email or a post that claims that an upcoming month has a very rare specific combination of days. A recent version goes something like this:
July 2016 will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years. The Chinese call it silver pockets full.
The email is right in that January 2016 had 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. But this is nothing special or unusual. You will not have to wait another 823 years for the next time this happens in the month of January. Only 6 years later, in 2021, January will also have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays.

Nearly Every Year

In fact, a calendar month that contains 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays occurs nearly every year. In 2017 December will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.
In fact, the calendar 823 years in the future is not even the same as the calendar of the month in the many versions of the hoax! For instance, August 2014 had 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. 823 years later, August 2837 has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays.

Not So Special

The combinations of days that these messages or emails refer to are also not very special. This is because the first 3 weekdays of any 31-day month are repeated 5 times within that month. So, any month that has 31 days and begins on a Friday will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. Similarly, any 31-day month that begins on a Tuesday, will have 5 Tuesdays, 5 Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays.
Take a look at our calendars and take it to the test!

Recurring monthly calendars

Here's a more mathematical reasoning as to why the 823 year claim is a myth:
Every year has 7 months with 31 days. Each of these months have at least 3 weekdays that happen 5 times during the month. For example, August 2014 has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. October 2014 has 5 Wednesdays, 5 Thursdays and 5 Fridays.
There are 7 different days a month can start on. So on average, the combination of any 3 days occuring 5 times in a calendar month will happen once a year.
In any given year, there are only 6 such combinations of days. This is because 2 months with 31 days start on the same weekday. In a common or regular year, January and October have the same calendar, while in a leap year, January and July look the same. ( Viki)

 A clock made from flowers... Today 2p.m 30th September in Bytom

Have a sunny weekend..

Thursday 29 September 2016

Basket made of flowers- masterpiece

29th September 2016

There is a huge basket on the bus station in my city. It looks amazingly and so colourful. It was made in the early spring and it last till to the end of October.

Yellow flowers are great

 The used different flowers to make a basket.

Tomorrow I will answer for all your comments because I was so busy last week.

Have a cheerful Friday before the weekend..

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Bytom my city in September

29th September 2016

So it is the end of September and the weather is nice. I took these photos at 2 p.m. coming back from my work. 

Roses are fantastic this autumn.

The buildings near bus station.. All houses are from 19th century...

Have a great Thursday

Tuesday 27 September 2016

What about moving in countryside?

28th September 2016

I am very busy as an ESL teacher I almost work all long days...but I don't complain.  All my life is city - based but luckily I have a house in the countryside and I love it. So since our family life is has divided between our permanent place where we live in apartment and our temporary place where we have a house. Which is better for living - so both are good. But I have discovered I love gardening mainly flowers and veggies.

 And now I am sure I would like to live in the countryside when I will retire but I must be 67 so it a long to that age..

Local river near my house ... 

All photos I took last August..

What is your opinion ? City or village what is your choice..

Monday 26 September 2016

Hospital in the forest

27th September 2016
Last August I visited a resort Iwonicz Zdroj which is a lovely place. There is a hospital there which is located in the middle of the forest. What a great idea. Fresh air and a lot of greenery.

The hospital with perfect location..

Have a great Tuesday

Sunday 25 September 2016

The first weekend of autumn

26th September 2016

It was the first weekend of autumn which was very sunny and nice. 

All photos I took today walking in the afternoon.

Have a great week..

Saturday 24 September 2016

My city is big and so varied

25th September 2016

My city is very old 765 old and I am kidding it was here before Columbus discovered America. 200 thousand residents is here so in Polish conditions it is a big city.My city is very varied some suburbs are really rich bur some poor. Last week I visited suburbs which are located near my apartment which are also nice..

Roman Catholic church in the backgroubd..

Roman Catholic church which is renovated..The church was built in 1900-1905..

Now looks great

Have a sunny Sunday!!!