Month: March 2018

Today Special – 5th March 2018

Today Special – 5th March 2018

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What’s in a name? Fun Facts About Names Day encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations! What does your name mean? Does it have religious roots? Just how old do you think your name is? What country or culture did your name come from? These are all questions you should be asking today – and of course, with a little research, you should be finding them out! The History of Fun Facts About Names Day There’s no doubt that the way that names have evolved is an incredibly interesting topic, once you get down to it. Different generations will often have different names, some more popul
Today Special – 3rd March 2018

Today Special – 3rd March 2018

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Mulled wine has got to be one of the most delicious ways of serving up your usual cheeky glass of red. Laden with spices and fruit, mulled wine brings out the natural sweetness of the alcoholic drink and gives it an extra sparkle of flavor. On a chilly night, curling up with a warm glass is the perfect tonic to winter blues. The History of Mulled Wine Day It’s unclear exactly when mulled wine started to make an appearance on our dinner tables and in our bars, but the first recorded spiced wine is said to have been made in Rome around the 2nd century. And as the Romans progressed across Europe, they took their recipes with them – so it might be that we have them to thank for the popular drink. The first mention of mulled wine in a cookbook is found in The Forme of Cury, a medieval cook
Today Special – 3rd March 2018

Today Special – 3rd March 2018

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A cold cut are those yummy, chilled slices of meat you get at the deli. You might pop them in sandwiches, you might have them drizzled with oil and with a few slices of cheese – whatever way you like them, Cold Cuts Day is all about celebrating all the tasty meats that are somehow even tastier when served up in slices. You might know cold cuts as luncheon meat, sliced meats, smallgoods, Colton or simply cold meats. You can usually buy them packaged up and ready to eat at the grocery store or at your local deli, and depending on where you go you might be able to get them sliced to order. Because meat like this is pre-coooked, usually into sausage shapes or loaves, once it’s sliced its ready to eat right away. Perfect for getting your savoury fix in a hurry! The History of Cold Cuts Day
Today Special – 3rd March 2018

Today Special – 3rd March 2018

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The World is full of amazing creatures from every possible medium. From the birds of the air to the majestic whales of the sea, wildlife abounds in the most unusual and unexpected places. Wildlife benefits us in many ways, and has since time out of mind. World Wildlife day is a day to remind us of our responsibilities to our world and the lifeforms we share it with. History of World Wildlife Day On March 3rd, 1973 the United Nations General Assembly took a stand against to protect Endangered Species throughout the world. Whether plant or animal, the importance of these species in every area of human life, from culinary to medical, could not be understated. At this time hundreds of endangered species were being threatened every year, and extinction was at a staggeringly high rate. CITES...
Today Special – 3rd March 2018

Today Special – 3rd March 2018

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No matter what nation you hail from, there’s a song that everyone knows, and that touches the heart of every member of your country from young to old. That song is your National Anthem, and it speaks of culture and history, and often the very identity of your nation. In many nations the song is song every morning by school children, and in places like America it is actually sung to open certain sporting events, especially American Football. National Anthem Day is here to celebrate the National Anthems of the world, from the obscure and forgotten to the ones that ring out every day. History of National Anthem Day The origin of National Anthem Day is actually in America, where Francis Scott Key wrote the anthem for that fledgling nation while Fort McHenry was under assault by British for
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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Old Stuff Day is all about…well, old stuff. Bits and bobs that have been gathering dust for ages in your home, trinkets, and toys up in the attic, antiques and old electronics – you’re bound to have some old stuff knocking about. And today is all about appreciating it. Because what’s better than uncovering something really awesome from days gone by? It’s so easy to let things gather dust. If we don’t use them every day, some things can get pushed to the side and stay there. And that’s not just the things in your home – technology advances so quickly, new toys come out all the time, new books are constantly being published. In the age of new information, it isn’t easy to stay mindful of what built the foundations for what we have now. Today is all about remembering the things we sometime
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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The idea for ‘Dress in Blue Day’ was originally come up with by Anita Mitchell, a stage IV colon cancer survivor who had lost a close friend and her own father to the disease. Greatly saddened by the fact that both of those tragedies could have been prevented, Ms. Mitchell saw a need to bring greater awareness to a cancer not many people wanted to discuss. So, in 2006, she worked with her children’s school to coordinate a recognition day. That very year in March, students who normally had to wear uniforms to class were allowed to wear a blue outfit of their choice, if only they made a $1 donation to colon cancer awareness. There have been some hopes to turn all of March, and not just the first Friday of the month, blue by promoting colon cancer awareness all month long, much like Nation
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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On March 2nd every year, it’s time to celebrate cream pie – banana cream pie, to be precise. On this day, pie lovers in the United States raise a spoon to one of the most popular sweet treats in the country. And if you want to join in with your own banana cream pie, don’t worry – there’s no law that says you have to share! The History of Banana Cream Pie Day A cream pie is very much what its name suggests – if you buy one or make one, you’ll usually be getting a thin shortcrust pastry filled past the crust with thick creamy custard. On top is usually a thick layer of whipped cream, and depending on the chef it might be topped with coconut, nuts, or dusted with sugar or chocolate. The creamy custard pudding which makes up its center is similar to creme patisserie, the main part of many
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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There’s a task amongst your employees that requires a certain skill set, an incredibly ability to identify what’s needed and when, and to know every square inch of your store like the back of their hand. They have to be able to discern the needs of your customers when the customers themselves don’t even know and point them in the right direction when the customers are violating that most important of policies “The customer is always right”. Salesperson Day is dedicated to celebrating these intrepid souls and their ability to navigate the hellish pit that is… retail. History of Salesperson Day Salespersons have an incredibly difficult job and are often the employee that does the most foot-miles per day around the store they work in. They know every product, every nook and cranny, and e
Today Special – 2nd March 2018

Today Special – 2nd March 2018

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There’s a lot of talk about what the most important part of your business is. There’s an argument to be made that, when you’re first starting out, the most important part of your business is your customers. After all, they’re the ones that patronize your business, use your services and products, and ultimately ensure that you’re successful at days end. Once a company has grown past a certain point, however, customers begin to have a contender for most important. When you have to hire employees to manage the extra business you can no longer handle alone, it’s time to recognize that Employee Appreciation Day was established for one reason. Without your employees, there’s no one to service your customers, which means you can’t keep your doors open. History of Employee Appreciation Day Emp