Hello August

Hello my dear readers,

Wow! August already!

Hello August

August is the 8th month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and embraces the hottest period of the year, with the thermometer marking the highest temperatures. This traditionally makes it the ideal time to go on vacation. Oh, I miss my August holidays.

Formerly called sextilis, the month was renamed augustus by the Roman Senate, in the year 8 BC, in honor of the emperor Augustus.

In nature it marks the harvesting phase in particular of wheat, as suggested by the fact that the ancient Romans had consecrated the month to Ceres, goddess of crops and vegetation.

How was your July?

For me, it was a different month. After more than 2 and half years since this COVID-19 started, I’ve always managed to stay away from it, but in late July, I tested positive. I usually work from home, but we have a meeting in the office once per week. One day after the meeting, 2 colleagues tested positive, a few days later, my husband tested positive (having attended the same meeting), and just a few days after, I tested positive too. I thought it would be something easy, but it changed my routine badly. The several days of high fever put me on stop completely, without being able to do anything. No work, no cooking, no fitness, no going outside, and worst of all, no resting because I couldn’t close my eyes. It is strange to feel tired, without energy, but not being able to rest. Oh well, that was strange! Now I’m still positive, but I feel that slowly I get my energy back. I hope in a few days I’ll be back to normal.

My book for July?

In July I’ve read a lovely mystery book called A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett.

A Three Dog Problem – S.J. Bennett

A Three Dog Problem is part of Her Majesty The Queen Investigates series and is a great book to read when you want something easy, cosy and mysterious.


Queen Elizabeth II is having a royal nightmare. A referendum divides the nation, a tumultuous election grips the United States and the body of a staff member is found dead beside the palace swimming pool.

Is it a tragic accident, as the police think? Or is something more sinister going on? Sometimes, it takes a Queen’s eye to see connections where no one else can…

A really lovely book!

What are your plan for August? Will you take a break and enjoy a holiday? For me no holiday in August, but I’ll try to take it easy.

Wish you all a wonderful August, filled with health, happiness, love and lots of accomplishments.

Happy August!

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50 thoughts

  1. Nice history revealed about August. And thanks for sharing about your book reading schedule. I’ve read Do Epic Shit by Ankoor on July. And Planned to read ‘The Rudest Book’ for August πŸ˜‡.. Have a beautiful August..πŸŽ‰πŸ’

      1. These are more of a Robinsharma kind of book 😁 Thank you Ribana… Happy August ❀️🎊

  2. I’m very sorry to hear you and your husband tested positive for Covid. Sending you lots of love and virtual hugs from Ireland 😊 Happy August πŸ₯°

  3. here our August is extremely hot, that is the Mediteranean climate but it is an exciting time for going to the beach with the family

  4. Sorry to hear you got a bad go with Covid. Most of the people I know here who have had it recently have just had a sore throat or slight cough. They have all been triple vaccinated .Maybe that helped. We have no plans for going on a holiday in August. We will go up to our Daughter for a weekend in two weeks to see our Grandsons soccer festival. We will stayover for one night . That’s about it for us.

    1. I’ve had my three shots of vaccine too but still was not so lightly as I would hope…the sore throat and cough started basically after I’ve tested negative and is still going on unfortunately…
      Spending time with the family is always a pleasure! Enjoy it and have a lovely August!

      1. Oh dear. I’ve now had 4 vaccinations.. sorry to hear you still have symptoms. Covid is still with us ..n know more people now who’ve had it than at any other time in the Pandemic
        I hope you will get back to πŸ’― soon.

  5. Not good about Posi for Covid. I too had it a few weeks back, mild case, but something currently not right with me, aside from some kind of major chest trauma, whilst l have energy, l don’t have my usual barrel load. Keep getting better πŸ™‚

  6. Praying for you complete recovery with no lingering affects. I love the month of August – it’s my vacation time. I’m staying close to home but getting out a lot more.

  7. You know I decided to have a peak and see how you are doing and then your July was just like mine! I hope you are good and recovered from Covid, you and your husband πŸ™‚ I had Covid as well and it was awful experience
    I’m here to announce my new website and I hope I will be back for good as a write and reader πŸ™‚ Hopefully your August vacation will be back and hope everything will be better my dear 😊
    I miss you perfect website, the inspiration, the food and all the beautiful things πŸ₯°
    Hope August will be gentle and hope to be back and to see you more as well πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

    1. Hello seat Koko! What a surprise to see you here! I’m glad that you’ve decided to come back 😁 I’m sorry to hear that you had Covid too…i think now is just a matter of time for all of us to get this nasty virus. I hoped would be easier after 3 vaccines but was not unfortunately…I’m still not at 100% yet, but I hope I’ll get there soon!
      Wish you a wonderful August! Any vacation plans?
      Thank you again for stopping by! It’s really great to see you here πŸ₯° and good luck with the new website! I’m sure you’ll do wonderful! πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸŒΈ

      1. Helloooo πŸ˜„ wanted to surprise you indeed! Are you learning Arabic? I felt someone here is calling me hahaha
        I’m not 100% since the first time I got Covid! This virus is awful! I wish you will be better very soon!
        August will be chilling here as much as I can and will see in September if something works. I hope you will have a great vacation soon, you deserve it 😊❀️
        Thank you for the kind words and I hope you will like the new website, I’ll do my best to always improve itπŸ₯° have a great time πŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

      2. And what a surprise 😍 I don’t really have patience to wait until I’ll be back to normal after this virus, but seems that we’ll not be there soon! And the thing that is bothering me most is the tiredness. I’m slow in everything! I want my energy back! 🀨
        I don’t know why, but I can’t comment on your posts on the new website, but oh boy, I’ve missed your writing! There’s so much need of people that tell the truth as it is! And you do it so very well! I’m glad you’re back! πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈπŸ’•

      3. You know sometimes I doubt that maybe my writing is too direct and then I read this 😊 I remember that I can be writing for one person only and this is pretty enough 😁
        I don’t know what is the best way to make it friendly, I added it here on the app and now I’m answering the comments here, I will ask and see how to manage, I’m not having much traffic or interactions
        Very soon hopefully we will be back to normal πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š stay safe lot of viruses out there πŸ˜–

  8. So sorry to hear of your Covid Ribana. It truly is not fun to have, especially that fever part, I know that really knocked me down. I pray you do not have any lasting effects from this and that you are back to good health again very soon!😊😻

      1. Thank you Steve! Yes…unfortunately I’ve experienced it on my skin…I’ve tried to rush things because I can’t just sit and wait for it to go away, but unfortunately it took me back to not feeling good…so no choice…just to wait…πŸ˜…

      2. I can understand, it is not easy to just sit, I find that hard too. But sometimes it is the best thing. I really hope you are feeling better soon!😊😻🌞

  9. Happy August! So sorry you caught Covid, it certainly wasn’t fun and now the reality of catching it again is very real here in our part of the world! Hope you’re on the mend!

    My July wasn’t too bad- I did a lot of reading so that really lifted my spirits! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Yes, unfortunately seems that would never go away this virus and we can get it over and over again πŸ˜”
      Reading is always a good medicine for our souls πŸ˜‰
      Have a lovely August!

  10. Its rainy here. Some months back I got covid. Now I’m back to normal. Take care for your complete recovery and hope you get better soon, Ribana. πŸ’œ

  11. Oh my god Ribby! I hope everything is good with you now. I feel bless that despite everything we’re healthy. I’ll go check the book πŸ₯°

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