Neil had a day off today so I wasn't on " Luna Duty " as I often am on a Monday. He's recovering slowly after his long run on Saturday - main problem a swollen ankle. So I had the day to myself.
It was uncomfortably hot today and very humid. But not too much in the way of sunshine. I decided not to go too far afield so I just walked to the village this afternoon for a bit of shopping. I also dropped off two bags of stuff at the Barnardos charity shop.
The Mono Monday challenge word today is SQUARE. When I was sorting through stuff to give to the charity shop I came across an old book - published in 1937 - titled Games And Sports In The Army. It contains the rules and laws of all the sports played by the army at that time. I was flicking through the pages and spotted this advertisement for boxing rings. Got me wondering. A boxing ring is square - so why is it called a ring. Seems as though this is a relic from the time when a physical fight between two opponents took place within a roughly drawn circle. Even though boxing matches are now conducted in square shaped areas they are still called rings. Thanks to laurie54 for hosting the challenge.
I have added an Extra of one of the other adverts in the book. Fascinating to see what the well dressed gent was wearing in 1937
Steps today - 8,757