Friday, 11 November 2011


Not only is today's date a palindrome (in the way I have chosen to write it) but all the numbers are also the same. This, so far as I can tell, only happens once every hundred years. Something unique in most people's lifetime is surely worth noting.

Of course, today is also Armistice Day commemorating the signing at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" in 1918 of the armistice which officially brought World War I to an end.

(I am, in fact, writing this entry on 27th March 2011 and scheduling it to appear on 11th November, lest I forget. I wonder whether, when we get closer to '11-11-11', somebody will come out with some mystical significance for this date. Perhaps it will be the date for the end of the world … again.)