Tuesday, 20 March 2018

International Day of Happiness- March 20th 2018

Who's happy :-)

Yippeeee, first of all its the first official day of spring today, second of all british summer time starts on sunday 25th March and the snow is finally moving away slowly.. Tell me these are not reasons to be happy..

Apart from the above, why is this glorious day celebrated???

Well in 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.

The original idea came from the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayan region of Asia. There, the population is thought by many to be among the happiest in the world due to the holistic approach to life and the amount of importance which is placed on the well being of people and communities, as much as material wealth.
For everyone, the day is a useful reminder that in general happiness does not necessarily come from buying and consuming, or from being famous or glamorous – but often from friends, family and emotional well being. Internationally, there are many events and websites in which people may participate.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Happy St Patrick's Day- March 17th 2018

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

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Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, cèilidhs, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians who belong to liturgical denominations also attend church services and historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged and propagated the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (for provincial government employees), and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world, especially in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Modern celebrations have been greatly influenced by those of the Irish diaspora, particularly those that developed in North America. In recent years, there has been criticism of Saint Patrick's Day celebrations for having become too commercialised and for fostering negative stereotypes of the Irish people- source- wiki.com

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

National Steak Day- March 14th 2018

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Good Morning and Happy National Steak day to you..

National Steak day is the so-called anti-Valentine’s Day, set a month after the lovey-dovey consumer fest. So wherever you are, make sure you enjoy some good ol steak :-)

The safest thing for me to order when I dine at a restaurant is definately a plate of Steak goodness and I like it well done :-) yep well done... How do you like your steak???

If you fancy making yours at home, check out my recipe for the perfect Steak above

Tag us on all social media platforms below if you do manage to enjoy some steak today. #NationalSteakDay


Saturday, 10 March 2018

Happy Mothers Day- March 11th 2018

Just the other day we were celebrating "Women's Day", today we are celebrating Mother's Day aka "Mothering Sunday", also a womans day.. Aren't we special hey :-)

What is this special day all about???

Well Mothering Sunday is a celebration held to honour mums and maternal figures.
The day has evolved into an occasion for kids to honour and give presents to their hardworking mums.
In the UK, it was originally linked to religion but has since lost a lot of its connections to the church and is mainly a family day.

Why does the UK have a different Mother's Day to the US?
In the UK, the original event had nothing to do with mothers at all and it was a day for Christians to visit their "mother" church.
In the past, domestic servants were given the day off to return to their hometown and worship with their families.
On their way home, these youths would pick wild flowers to place in the church - or give to their mums.
The US event was launched separately and was not linked to religion but was dedicated entirely to mothers.

Why is Mother's Day celebrated on different dates around the world?

In America, Mother's Day was established in 1914 - thanks to campaigns by the mums' groups which were established during the Civil War.
Anna Jarvis, the leader of this movement, campaigned for a May date in memory of her own mum - who had died that month.
President Wilson formalised the date, but Anna later became dissatisfied with the commercialisation around Mother's Day.
She believed the original sentiment of love and family had been sacrificed for profit.
She said: "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world."
Many other countries have since adopted America's date.

Why does the date of Mother's Day change each year?

Mothering Sunday in the US is an annual holiday held on the second Sunday in May, so the date slightly varies each year.
In the UK, the date is linked to Easter, which is different each year as it is determined by the lunar calendar.
The UK's Mother's Day always falls on the fourth Sunday during the period of Lent, when people typically give up things like certain foods or bad habits for the days leading up to Easter. some of this source is from thesun.co.uk

I hope the above has given you a good understanding as to why this day is such a special day for all mums and maternal figures out there.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Happy International Women's Day- March 8th 2018

Today, 8th March is International Women’s Day. Marked for well over a century, International Women's Day is now a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific, it is a day that belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

Here is a little prayer from me to all women "May the men in your life do more to protect, heal and be real with you. May the unity amongst you and your sisters grow stronger and may you never need a man to validate your crown. You are appreciated🌹"

Find out more about #IWD here https://www.internationalwomensday.com/   

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

National Banana Creme Pie Day- March 6th 2018

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Hey guys so today is National Banana Creme pie day,it is a day Celebrated throughout the United States, pie lovers enjoy this day as they get to indulge in one of America’s most popular creampies

**Remember, bananas are loaded with potassium! so over indulge yourself :-)

The process from the traditional custard pie was modified into a recipe for the appetizing and flavorful banana cream pie.  Now there are many variations in thousands of recipes for this yummy pie and recipes for banana cream pie can be found in recipe books dating back to the 19th century.
The banana cream pie was ranked the number one favorite dessert among the soldiers of the United States Armed Services in the 1950s.
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Spend a little time in your kitchen whipping up a delicious banana cream pie to share with your family and friends.
A banana cream pie can be made as simple as:
  • 1 box instant banana pudding  –  1 pkg cream cheese (softened)  –  2 large bananas – 1 container whipped topping – graham cracker crust
  • Mix pudding with 1 1/2 cups milk, cool in fridge until thickened.  With mixer, combine pudding and cream cheese until blended.  Slice bananas into graham cracker crust.  Spoon pudding mixture over bananas and top with whipped topping.  Chill for at least 2 hours.  Enjoy!!- source-nationaldaycalendar.com
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentines Day- February 14th 2018

Good morning all and here's is wishing you all a happy happy Valentines day.

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.- source-wikipedia.com

Remember you do not only celebrate your loved ones on Valentines day; you celebrate them EVERYDAY.. So whatever you get up to today, make sure you enjoy yourself and spread love.. 

If you are like me and you're not going to dine out today, then make this 2 course dinner for your loved one here-

Remember to also tag us in all your social media Valentines day celebration below:-

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Happy Pancake Day 2018- Shrove Tuesday

Morninggggggggggggg, pancakes are almost everyone's favourite and it's only proper to have a day dedicated to celebrating this huge day :-)

Lets get into the background of this day..

Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries and Ireland as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.

I have a step by step video on how to make the best pancakes in 3 different ways; check it out here-

OK lets get tossing and make sure you tag us in your pictures on all social media below


Friday, 9 February 2018

National Pizza Day- February 9th 2018

Good morning foodies and happy Friyayyyyyy... What a way to celebrate the start of the weekend than to indulge in some gracious great Pizza as Its National Pizza Day today... And for all you PIZZA lovers, it means  you can indulge in your favourite mouth-watering slices to celebrate and giving you the perfect excuse to order as many pizza slices as you please :-)

If the cheesy delights are your passion, here is everything you need to know about this important day that should be the highlight of your year.

Whether you crave flavoursome deep pan or delicious thin Italian crusts, there is a pizza to suit all fans.
Many of the top pizza restaurants are offering deals for National Pizza Day so people can take advantage of the special occasioni.
Or why not get cosy and stay inside with a takeaway deal, as many are offering discounts that last beyond Friday.

Enjoy your pizzas and make sure to tag us on social media if you managed to grab yourself some pizzas either homemade or takeaway :-)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

International Scotch Day- February 8th 2018

Today February 8th is marked as International Scotch Day; today is billed as a global fiesta for Scotch whisky fans, 8 February marks a collective dram-raising through events, bar activities, and good old-fashioned catching up with friends over a drop of the good stuff.

Enjoy your scotch's today, forget that today is a working day; after all its Friday tomorrow :-) Be sure to tag me on all social media if you do bag yourself some scotch for today's celebration..

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