1! It’s 10 degrees centigrade (50 F) outside! Hard to believe its actually Feb 1st and not May or April 1st
2! Did you know? In old english currency, 1 pound(£) was equal to 20 shilling (s.), and 1 s. was equal to 12 pennies (d.), therefore 1£ was worth 240 pennies. Also 1 guinea was equal to 1£ and 1 s. and was considered a more gentlemanly form of payment as compared to the pound. So, you would pay a carpenter or similar trades men in pounds, where you would pay a gentleman, such as an artist, in guineas.