Facts about the number 34

6 07 2013

34The following are some fun facts about the number 34:


  1. 34 is the tenth number in the Fibonacci Sequence
  2. 34 is the product of 2 prime numbers, 2 and 17.
  3. There are 34 islands in the Mediterranean.
  4. There were 34 States in the US at the start of the American Civil War.
  5. The rows and columns of a 4×4 magic square total 34.
  6. The chemical element Selenium has an atomic number of 34.
  7. In the year 34 AD the Picts rose against the Roman general Cestorius Scapula, in Galloway.
  8. Rule 34 in the “Rules of the Internet” list of protocols and conventions asserts that if something exists, there is porn of it.
  9. The number 34 a number that combines creativity with thoughtful effort and hard work.
  10. The number 34 is used 2 times in the Bible.
  11. 34 is the symbol of hard work and problems in youth and happiness and material wealth in old ages
  12. The number 200 is used 34 times in the Bible.
  13. The word devil is used 34 times in the Bible.
  14. 34 symbolises strength gained through experience, and benefits obtained through observation of people and things. It is not deemed exactly “lucky”, as its success is given through strife and trials in an earlier life.
  15. THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT – as of today – 34 is my age.


Good Deeds

25 06 2013


I am the eldest in a family of three girls. Thanks to, what I understand was extreme tenacity on the part of my parents; I have been blessed with two wonderful younger sisters.

Sister 1: Mother to two wonderful boys with a loving partner who is a fantastic step-father to her eldest son. She is plagued with constant anxiety about the well-being of all of her “boys”. Working life has been a struggle due to finding a work life balance and being treated poorly by former employers.

Sister 2: Owner of two gorgeous Labradors and wife to a loving and romantic husband. They are desperate to be parents and are in the process of trying to start their own family but ongoing ill health is a major barrier to both their financial position and their prospects of becoming parents.

Sufficient to say, both of my sisters have a hard time. They are not in particularly well paid jobs and seem to be first in line when it comes to adopting additional difficulties in their personal circumstances – they have both definitely drawn the short straw.

As the eldest I am ashamed to say that I am not around anywhere near as often as I should be as I moved to England in my late teens and even worse with building pressures in my own job, I missed both of their birthdays in April this year – EPIC FAIL!

I did buy them cards. However they are currently somewhere on my dining room table and I would need to enlist a team of archaeologists to unearth them from the ever increasing volume of teaching debris before I could consider posting them.

However I came up with a master plan. I hoped to show up unexpected in NI for a surprise weekend and take Mommy and my two baby sisters on a spa day. The plan was flawless but due to my own circumstances this never happened – a new plan popped into existence.

My parents have added to their bucket list their plan to take all of their girls on a holiday with their partners and children. FFOMC and I have been wracking our brains to work out holiday plans that will suit. Sister 2 was first and she enjoyed a fabulous cruise with hubby and parents.

In little under a week Sister 1 will take a 2 week all inclusive holiday with Mommy and Datty and her partner and 2 children. She is concerned about finances. I can understand this. After all even on an all inclusive holiday, you want options and having some spare spending money available just in case – is something of a necessity!

I had decided to deposit a small amount of money into both sister’s bank accounts as a belated birthday present.

Following a FB conversation when Sister 1 revealed her anxiety about finances I brought my plans forward and made the deposits before telling her to check her bank balance. It was not a life changing amount of money but the reaction was heart warming.

It is so amazing to be able to treat the people you love. I hope my both enjoy spending the money and that it eases whatever pressures they are currently under. Any time I am in a position to help I fully intend to do so – I only ask for photos showcasing their happy memories with their respective partners and families.

The future father of my children…turns 34 today

23 05 2013

happy birthday

Birthday boy FFOMC has reached the tender age of 34 today.

Unfortunately today has not been much of an event for him. I have been extremely pre-occupied with work commitments and ill prepared. He has been really patient and understanding with me during what has been an extremely difficult month and deserves a special day.

We will do something together to celebrate when when we have both had a chance to stop for breath.

But in the meantime: Happy birthday my darling!