Today Special – 19th February 2018

Today Special – 19th February 2018

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There’s something special about the combination of smooth, rich, luxurious chocolate and cool, refreshing, sharp mint. Celebrate this incredible combination on Chocolate Mint Day by indulging in your favourite minty, chocolate treat! History of National Chocolate Mint Day National Chocolate Mint Day was declared by the US National Confectioners Association. The chocolate was brought back to the Europeans when they weren’t fond of the dark, bitter bean and it was used mostly for medical purposes. When it was consumed as a hot beverage, Europeans added mint, cinnamon, and other products to make it as more palatable. Over the time sugar was added, and the combination of chocolate and mint became favourable. In mid-1800’s inventions and improvements in the process make it easier for conf
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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World Pangolin Day is an opportunity for pangolin enthusiasts to join together in raising awareness about these unique mammals — and their plight. These amazing creature numbers are rapidly declining in Asia and Africa due to poaching and illegal hunting. Across the world, there are eight species ranging from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered, so today is the day to start helping in raising awareness of these under-appreciated animals. Very little is know about these creatures however the are the only scaled mammal. These unique mammals covered in hard scales, comprised of keratin. They predate almost exclusively on ants and termites. Predominantly nocturnal and elusive, secretive mammals so it makes hard work to find out more about their habits. Due to variation in their size and the
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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So many of our statements nowadays end with ‘the world as we know it’. World Human Spirit Day is a celebration of the fact that what we know about our own world is limited and superficial. It is a day to wonder at our achievements on this planet as humans, and to contemplate the endless possibilities we have as spirits. A day to search within for contentedness and to embrace the fact that we do not have all the answers and that may be for the best. A day to give a higher power thanks for what we have and what we don’t have, for making us who we are and for giving us the ability to touch others. This day is a celebration of continuity, of hope, of awareness, an occasion for us all to connect spiritually, to gaze at the universe beyond our worldly bodies. History of World Human Spir
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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My Way Day has been created in celebration of that wonderful phrase “It’s my way or the high way”. The history of My Way Day is unclear but it believed to have been inspired by key events in the world happening because someone had a bold idea and they weren’t afraid to go through with it. On that note, the idea of My Way Day is simple – it is the day where you are encouraged to do whatever you want, however you want. Do you fancy watching every Bond film in a row wearing a onesie and eating chocolate? Go ahead. How about being a bit ore adventurous and begin to write that novel you were always thinking about? Absolutely fine. My Way Day is your day – just make sure that whatever you decide to do, it’s legal. History of My Way Day The origin of My Way Day is not yet found. Hoping tha
Today Special – 17th February 2018

Today Special – 17th February 2018

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”  – Leo Buscaglia Sometimes it’s the smallest act that makes the biggest impact, something as simple as saying please or thank you can turn a day around, and make a life seem that much better. Random Acts of Kindness Day encourages you to get out there and be the light you want to see in the world. History of Random Acts Of Kindness Day Random Acts Of Kindness Day was first created in Denver, Colorado in 1995, and nine years later it spread to New Zealand in 2004. Random Acts of Kindness can include just about anything, including something as simple a taking a tray of muffins to work. The i
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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Every country has that one special treat that is absolutely iconic to it, that almost defines it as a culture, especially to those outside of it. In America it’s the Apple Pie, most people think of Scones when they think of England, but when you turn your eyes to place down-under, it’s the Tim Tam that really makes a splash. Tim Tam’s are found in other countries throughout the world, but it’s Australia that it calls home. Tim Tam Day was established to celebrate this iconic treat, and the country it calls home. History of Tim Tam Day Tim Tam was produced in 1958 by one Ian Norris at Arnott’s, and it was created in true Australian style. What do we mean by that? We mean he went to England and discovered that they simply didn’t know how to make a proper biscuit, and with his mind firmly
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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Have you done a grouch a favor today? If not then it’s likely that no one told you it was Do a Grouch a Favor Day, as doing a grouch a favor is what the day is all about. We all know a grouch at some point in our lives, and it is very likely that we’ve had phases of being grouchy ourselves. Sometimes another person doing us a favor is the last time, but other days a favor from someone, be they a close friend or a random stranger, is exactly what we need to break us out of our slump. Of course, there may not be any redemption for the grouchy neighbor who hates your dog, and your mailbox, and the way your lawn mower sounds, and the color of your house and…. Well, you get the point. Even if you have that person for a neighbor, doing them a well meaning favor would not go amiss on Do a Grouc
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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It’s generally believed and agreed by historians (and food historians in particular) that almonds were one of the earliest cultivated foods by mankind. Almond Day celebrates this and all things almond, and rightly so, given their high vitamin E content, their effectiveness at reducing cholesterol levels and helping with weight loss! National Almond Day National Almond Day is celebrated on February 16 of every year. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy available on the market. They are delicious, and their nuts are full of Vitamin E, fiber, magnesium, and it can help in lowering the cholesterol level. Hence National Almond Day is a day to celebrate the Almond by enjoying the taste of Almond by adding them to milk, pasta, butter, food or whatever it may be. Almond offers a delic
Today Special – 16th February 2018

Today Special – 16th February 2018

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Spot a problem, think of a solution, and before you know it you’re innovating! Innovation Day is all about imagining new, better ways of doing things. How will you be innovative? Innovation Day Innovation Day is observed on February 16th of every year. Innovation is a process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value for which customers will pay. It is an action of inventing the new method, product, idea and so on. Innovation is considered to be one of the overused terms of this generation.On Innovation Day young innovators and business leaders come together to celebrate the change in their particular industry and seek solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. In an era of increasing complexity and competitions, scientists must have a platform to work fac
Today Special – 15th February 2018

Today Special – 15th February 2018

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After a Christmas spent with elderly family members asking when they’re finally going to get married, or at least find a boyfriend or girlfriend to bring home, life does not get any easier for singles after Christmas, either. No sooner have the Santa Claus and snowman decorations vanished from the shops than the shelves begin to burst with cuddly teddy bears, heart-shaped balloons and boxes of cheap chocolates, all in shades of nauseating neon pinks and reds. Yes, Valentine’s Day has become one of the world’s most profitable occasions, yet another marketing scheme that has hit pay dirt more than the original creators of the idea could have ever dreamed. If you’re in a relationship Valentine’s day is bad enough, what with all the additional pressure to be ‘romantic’, if such rampant and