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September is the ninth month of the year and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. If it's the ninth month why is it called September, from the Latin SEPTEM me...

Mar 2016 St David's Day

St David's Day is celebrated in Wales on 1 March, in honour of St David (Dewi Sant), the patron saint of Wales. St David (Dewi Sant) was a Celtic monk, abbot and ...

Easter Sunday 27th March - Make a Easter Bonnet You w...

Don't worry if you don't have a chimney! What you will need: Cardboard. To make the key and tag. (Any colour ). Ribbon How to make your key: Use cardboard to...

Nov 2013 Remembrance Day

November is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the e...

"A March born shall always be Soothed by Aqua, gem of sea This mermaid's treasured stone you wear Will bring happiness, love, affection and care."

March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, it was the first month in the early Roman calendar with March 1 designated as the new year. It is was ...

Sep 2012 Michaelmas Day

Michaelmas Day is the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, celebrated on 29th September. St. Michael is the patron saint of the sea and maritime lands, of ships and boat...

Even after the recent rain, there is a "Hose Pipe Ban" in force, but what does this mean for pond keepers. Our area is supplied by Southern Water Tel 0845 278 0845 So...

St. Patrick, is the patron saint of Ireland, and is one of Christianity's most widely known figures. But for all his celebrity, his life remains somewhat of a mystery. Ma...

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was: Good morning to ...

Feb 2012 Ground Hog Day

The second day of February is often referred to as GROUND HOG DAY. The old stories told are that the ground hog comes out of it's burrow on February 2nd, to look for it's...

UK Last Posting Dates: Wed 14th Dec - Standard Parcels Sat 17th Dec - Second Class Tues 20th Dec - First Class International Airmail: Mon 5th Dec - South & Centr...

Many of our Christmas customs came from early festivals which had nothing to do with the Christian church. Long ago people had mid-winter festivals, they believed this w...

These can be made in advance and will keep until Christmas Cranberry Sauce 100g light muscovado sugar 80ml water Zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon 250g pac...

Don’t Forget End of British Summer Time Clocks go back on the 30th October The clocks will go back by one hour at 2.00am on Sunday 30th October. Rather than it being 2...

Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honouring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and...

A public holiday in Ireland. Saint Patrick was born in north England or southern Scotland at the time when the country was occupied by the Romans. He was captured and mad...

Saint David is the "patron saint" of Wales. He was a member of the Celtic church and died on 1st March 589 A.D. There will be events in many towns in Wales, and Welsh com...

Chinese New Year will begin on 3 February 2011 which marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. The year will be 4709 on the Chinese Calendar. Chinese New Year is also kn...

Feb 2011 Valentines Day

Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day by giving flowers, chocolates and cards to those we love. We do this in honour of Saint Valentine. You may be wondering, "Who ...

Jan 2011 First Footing

In the old days, the New Year started with a custom called' First footing', which was suppose to bring good luck to people for the coming year. As soon as midnight had pa...

Have your central heating boiler serviced at least once a year – Also check your water system at the same time. If you have a metal cold water tank, make a point of insp...

Jan 2011 Twelth Night

Long ago it was thought that leaving the decorations up would cause a disaster. People believed that tree-spirits lived in the greenery (holy, ivy etc) they decorated the...

DATE WITH DANA………ITS XMAS! COMING TO SEE 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' ? BECOZ ! - BECOZ ! - BECOZ ! - BECOZ ! IF EVER A WIZZ THERE WOZZ!……………. The original moviemake of...

Starting on Christmas Eve, you can log on to the U.S. Military website and find out exactly where Santa is on his travels around the globe. Just log on to www.noradsant...

Banish winter and dissolve away the harshness of the day by relaxing in a soothing bath. Honey is nature's silky moisturiser and guaranteed to sweeten your mood! Foami...

Apple Teeth Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered al...

"Who first beholds the light of day In spring's sweet, flower month of May And wears an Emerald all her life Shall be a loved and a loving wife." ...

St David ( Dewi Sant ) was a Celtic Monk, Abbot and Bishop, who lived in the sixth century. He spread the word of Christianity across Wales. The most famous story abou...

"By her who is this month was born No gem save Aquamarines shall be worn They will ensure her constancy True friendship and fidelity.” For those who were bo...

Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in the UK on the fourth Sunday in Lent since at least the 16th century. Mothering Sunday was also known as 'Refreshment Sunday' or '...

"She who from April dates her years, Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears For vain repentance flow." For those who were born in the month of April the Diamond is t...

Saint George is popularly identified with England and English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry, but actually he wasn’t English at all. Very little is known about t...

The beginning of the New year and time to make New Year resolutions. January was established as the first month of the year by the Roman Calendar. It was named after th...

February along with January, was introduced onto the Roman calendar by Numa Pompilous when the calendar was extended from ten months to twelve. The word February comes fr...

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor ...

Dec 2009 Where is SANTA?

Starting on Christmas Eve, you can log on to the U.S. Military website and find out exactly where Santa is on his travels around the globe. Just log on to www.noradsanta....

All names for the same celebration; but how did it start? What are we celebrating and why? Throughout the world, since ancient history, ther...

Gemstone: Topaz Flower: Chrysanthemum Th...

Oct 2009 Halloween 2009

On 31st October, we celebrate Halloween, thought to be the one night of the year when ghosts, witches and fairies are especially active. No one really knows the origins o...

Michaelmas Day is the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel. St. Michael is the patron saint of the sea and maritime lands, of ships and boatmen, of horses and horsemen. H...

“St Swithun’s day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithun’s day, if thou be fair, For forty days twill rain na mair.” St Swithun's Day falls ...

The middle of summer is here, and so is the heat. Please make sure your animals have sufficient shade and shelter when they are outside in the yard. Exercise should be do...

Unless you plan to spend most of your holiday on a sun bed by the pool (sounds tempting!), it's time to increase your energy levels so you can explore your holiday dest...

The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. It is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom. It is said to be a time o...

William Shakespeare was born on the 23rd April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire He died on 23rd April 1616 and is buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-up...

England’s patron saint, a fourth century Christian martyr, is also patron saint of Georgia and the city of Moscow. Very little is known about the real St George. He is...

Hundreds of years ago in England, many children dressed up as adults on Valentine's Day. They went singing from home to home. One verse they sang was: Good morning to yo...

The feast of St. Martin Martinmas was a time for celebrations with feasts and fairs, at which farm labourers would seek new post’s. It was also the time when Autumn wheat...

Bonfire Night, November 5th, Guy Fawkes Night... all names for the same celebration; but how did it start ? What are we celebrating and why? Throughout the world, sinc...

One Christmas many years ago, four of Santa's elves became ill, and the trainee elves could not cope with the extra work. Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of bein...

Jack-o-lanterns - Pumpkin Lanterns These are hollowed out pumpkins with a face cut into one side. People once carved out beets, potatoes and turnips to use as lanterns o...

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