National pie week!

National pie week!

Yes, believe it or not us Brits celebrate our love of pies!! British Pie Week was originally founded in 2007 by Jus-Rol, giving our much-loved pastry baked pies their very own official week. It takes place the first week in March, it begins this year on 02 March and...
National Sickie Day!

National Sickie Day!

The first Monday in February has been coined National Sickie Day in the UK. This is the day when most people will phone in sick to work using a range of excuses. It is the first payday since Christmas and the first weekend after dry January, so is this just merely a...
The facts around Robbie Burns

The facts around Robbie Burns

Burns night marks the anniversary of Robert Burns’ birthday or more widely known as Rabbie Burns, the Scottish poet and lyricist. Born 25 January 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire.  Sadly, passing away just 37 years later at his home in Dumfries. A humble start in life,...
The meaning behind resolutions

The meaning behind resolutions

So, have you gone with the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions? It is said that Julius Caesar started the tradition of making resolutions on the first day of the new year.  This was a way to honour the mythical Roman god Janus, whose two faces allowed him to...
Going off with a Bang!

Going off with a Bang!

This annual event takes place on 5th November known as Guy Fawkes Night, Bonfire Night or Firework Night.  It’s the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament – this was called the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Guy Fawkes was member of the Gunpowder...
The History of Halloween!

The History of Halloween!

Halloween as we know it today is celebrated in many western countries on 31st October, but did you know it was not always what the celebrations of today were like or originally about? The origin can be traced back to Britain, Ireland and Northern France.  Until 2,000...
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