It’s the 29th of February and Leap Day, when young ladies are allowed to propose marriage in Britain. It seems this custom isn’t just confined to Britain. In Finland any guy refusing a proposal today must buy the lady in question the fabric to make a new skirt. In Denmark the price of refusing a proposal is 12 pairs of gloves, but they have their leap day on a different day. In other countries the price of refusing a proposal appears to vary from a kiss to a silk gown. In some cultures, it seems the women wear a scarlet petticoat, as some kind of warning!
I went to Aldi in search of bargains again this week. I usually go there first but went on the way home forgetting they closed early. You really need plenty of time to search for bargains and 10 minutes wasn’t enough. I still got chicken and eggs at a better price than the larger supermarkets.
I cropped the above picture to make it suitable as a cover on my Facebook Timeline. If you want a Timeline that looks good, I think photos are essential and most people have a digital camera. Windows live Photo Gallery is good for editing and free. It seems that Facebook is a better site for dating than the dating sites now and so a good Timeline can even improve your love life! (more…)