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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Dear diary, after joining the queue at 4am, I got a seat on the Nilgiri Historical Train to go up to Ooty. Yesterday when i went to book my ticket, they told me that there were no seats left. I was given a 'wait list' number 88, but as number ten in the queue that worked out to be first come, first served, it all worked out well.

    I'm a big kid when it comes to steam trains. This one is even more unique as it runs on a special ratchet to get it up the tracks as the line is so steep.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Hi Diary!
    The next two weeks will be very quiet because of the recessed end of year.
    But tomorrow will be short, I'll expend almost all day cooking to receive my guests at the Christmas night.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    Dear diary,
    Today was off, so I din't go to school. I slept until 11.
    Two nights ago we celebrated Yalda and now winter has started. Yay! :D
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    I liked this image.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    Oh my God, wish I had this table for Yalda @hevio.
    I am feeling hungry. :(
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    What is that red one on the upper left corner, near to apple and above the nuts? :-?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    Watermelon maybe? :-?
    Maybe they made it like circles.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    You are right @Nil, it can be watermelon, 'melancia' in Portuguese, I think 'watermelon' is a very weird word. :-B
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    yes it is weird.
    Water melon called "hendevooneh" or "hendevaneh" in persian.
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What is Yalda @nil , I didn't get it?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    @science24 Yalda is the name of an event. We celebrate it on the longest night of the year and last day of fall.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Diary,

    I'm thinking about a new motorcycle's topic. Should I? :-?
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Time to go home, let's ride!
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Diary! the por is in the oven. :D
  • science24science24 Posts: 983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    enjoy it @Helvio :D
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Thank you @Science24, the pork was très bien!! :D
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    Bon appétit @helvio. :D
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    merci mon ami @Nil!!
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    @helvio a sentence in Persian:
    خواهش میکنم.ایا شما فرانسوی بلد هستین؟
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    edited December 2013
    No @nil, I'm not French! I'm Brazilian! :D
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    One question @Nil. Arabic and Persian are the same lenguage?
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,105 mod
    Dear Diary, celebrated Christmas in a Buddhist monastery, listening to the Dalai Lama. Christmas lunch was a tofu and vegetable stew. It wasn't quite your roast pork @Helvio, but very nice all the same.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    edited December 2013
    No @Helvio. They aren't. The alphabets of both languages are almost same. But they are different.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    @Helvio:
    ایا شما فرانسوی بلد هستین؟ means can you speak french, not are you french.
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    HI @Marianne!!!

    You had a nice Christmas, and I also like tofu and vegetable stew.

    :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    Nil said:
    @Helvio:
    ایا شما فرانسوی بلد هستین؟ means can you speak french, not are you french.
    Excuse me @Nil, I am not good in Persian yet. :D
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    That's okay.
    Are you learning Persian @helvio? :-/
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 Inactive
    :)) :))

    As ever, I was kidding. :D

    But one day, somehow, you and @Aladdin must teach me the alphabet at least. ;)
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 657
    I must knew that you was kidding.
    I will teach you with pleasure my friend.
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