The breathtakingly beautiful area of Langdale, in the UK’s Lake District.

It runs west of Ambleside up to the Langdale Pikes. Pike is a local term for peak.

It splits into two valleys, Great Langdale and Little Langdale (image from google)

As we welcome January, the first month of the year, let’s share some fun facts about this month. There are in fact many, but I thought as January has seven letters why not share seven fun facts!

So here we go …

1. January is considered the second month of the winter season and the coldest month in the Northern Hemisphere.

2. The name of January month was named after God Janus known as God of new beginnings. It is known that God Janus had two heads through which he could watch in both directions, back to the old year and front towards the new year.

3. More divorce happens in the month of January than in any other month in United Kingdom!
4. The traditional January birth flowers are the carnation and the snowdrop.

5. January is also known as “wolf month” by the Saxons because wolves come into towns for food in this month.

6. Garnet is the birth stone of this month which represents constancy.

7. January’s zodiac signs are Capricorn [until January 19] and Aquarius [January 20 onwards].

These facts and more from here

traditional January birth flowers

As I have shared seven fun facts here are seven recipe suggestions you may like to try…

Tuscan-style winter vegetable soup, pictured below, – see here

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon Yogurt – see here

Provençal Chicken – see here
Pork and Chickpea Stew – see here

Watermelon Pizza – see here
Triple Berry Salad – see here
Low Carb (Mug) Cakes – see here

Dear reader, this blog is presented in a magazine style – we hope something for everyone. You will find a variety of articles, studies, thoughts, photographs, music and recipes! However, not all the recipes ideas featured in this blog may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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