All budding gardeners out there, who enjoy growing new plants, will enjoy Seed Swap Day. Although people have been swapping seeds since time began, nowadays people usually buy seeds and thee old skill of swapping seeds is disappearing from our culture. The first official seed swap day was held on 26th January 2006, in Washington DC, and is now a national ‘day’. It’s a day where gardeners can come together and swap the seeds from their best plants, which is great for improving the biodiversity, in the local area. Why not have a seed day party with friends and neighbours; or your local allotment group, if you own an allotment? Everyone must bring some of their own seeds to swap, so try breaking away from the usual, and swap yours with an heirloom variety instead. Everyone attending the ev
Quilt shops don’t get anything like the recognition they deserve for the vital role they play in supplying quilts. Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day aims to change all that by bringing people together, in their local quilt shop, to celebrate all things quilty. Let’s face it, a quilt shop is so much more than just a shop. It’s a place to hang out, have a cup of coffee, make new friends, and talk about quilts. Fabric shops of any kind can take part too, widening the scope of the day even further. If you’ve never made a quilt, and surely that applies to one or two of you, then maybe this is the time to start quilting. Why not go along to your local quilt shop and find out how it’s done? If you don’t have a local quilt shop, visit someone else’s – they won’t mind! Local Quilt Shop Day is a
National Geographic is something we take for granted, which is not surprising considering that it has been around for well over 100 years. The first issue of the magazine was published in 1888, and National Geographic Magazines have been published regularly, once per month, since then. National Geographic Magazine has covered thousands of topics since its inception, from lovely, peaceful Balinese dancers to controversial topics such as the brutal killing of animals by poachers and those convinced of the magical properties of certain animal parts. For almost 130 years, National Geographic magazine has been awakening people’s interest in far away, unknown countries, their foods and customs, and above all, those who live there, both human and not. And this is of course why National Geograph
There before you is the ultimate in birthday confections, a rich and luxurious chocolate cake with rich strawberry filling, you know it’s going to be a good day. Maybe you’re just coming into work, and some thoughtful soul has laid out a tray of chocolate cupcakes, each with their own design and one waiting for your mouth to wrap lovingly around it and fade away on a cocoa fueled holiday. However you like your chocolate cake, Chocolate Cake Day gives you an excuse to indulge as deeply as you’d like! History of Chocolate Cake Day Chocolate cake has been with us just over 150 years, having first come on the scene in 1764, when it was discovered that grinding cocoa beans between heavy stones produced cocoa powder, which could then become chocolate. 60 years would pass before Conrad Van Ho
Australia. A country. A continent. A land of pristine beaches and merciless deserts, adorable koala bears and murderous great white sharks. The sixth largest country in the world, with but 21 million inhabitants. Closer to Asia than any other continent, so close that many “pop over” to Bali for the weekend, yet bearing virtually no resemblance to Asia whatever. And as comedian Victor Borge put it, “When it’s midnight in Australia, nobody knows what time it is anywhere else.” To most people, Australia is a land of mystery, danger and majestic beauty. All who have been there come back astonished at the number of things they didn’t know existed before going there, and those that decide to stay there rarely look back. That’s why it goes without saying that this unique continent more than des
Everyone loves a bit of Peanut Brittle, and the sweet treat, which dates back to the 19th century, has become so nationally adored that it has joined the legion of foods with their very own day. Celebrate the peanut based candy on Peanut Brittle Day by picking up a few bars from your local store or even attempting to make some yourself. Play around with recipes and add your own personal touch to create a unique version of the classic brittle we all know and love. A word of warning, though – it isn’t easy to create this level of perfection in your own home, as it requires all kinds of complicated temperature controls, so to save any disappointment, it is probably a good idea to get a pre made bar for back up. However you decide to spend this day, make sure you go nuts! National Pe
Also known as Military Spouse’s Day, Spouse’s Day is dedicated to recognising spouses of everywhere; from being thankful for fulfilment and security of a long-term relationship, to the boost to morale and well-being provided by spouses of those in the military. National Spouses Day is observed annually on January 26. Dedicated to recognizing spouses everywhere, National Spouses Day reminds us to take time for our mate. From being thankful for fulfillment and security of a long-term relationship to the boost of morale and well-being provided by spouses, there are many reasons to celebrate. This day is a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he or she does for you and the home. Life gets busy, and we can often take for granted how our sp
Fun At Work Day is all about enjoying yourself; dress up silly, partake in office-based mischief, or just crank the music up loud while you work! On Fun at Work Day on January 26. 2018 fun and work go along pretty well. Today is all about having fun at work and enjoying yourself. Let your imagination run wild and come up with some good ideas to have fun at work. For example you could dress up in silly clothes, crank up the music or behave a little bit mischievously today. The most important, don't take things too seriously today. This will not only help you to have a better time at work, but also your boss. Fun at work leads to lower levels of absenteeism, greater job satisfaction, and increased productivity. This day must not be mixed up with International Fun at Work Day in April.