Today we celebrate the humble potato chip – crisps to the British – and all the delights they represent. Supposedly invented for Cornelius Vanderbilt by chef, George Crum, the snack’s popularity spread when manufacturers were able to mass produce them in the 1920s. What’s your favourite flavour? Mine? Has to be roast chicken or prawn … Continue reading March 15 – Potato Chip Day (or as we Brits call them, Crisps)
Photographer=Paul Jordan, Job#=1048051 Calling all Barbie Girls out there! This is the day for you! Yes, this day celebrates the wonder that is Barbie’s boyfriend, Ken Carson (I never knew he had a surname!). Dating from 1961, Ken has been the lovely Barbie’s beau for a number of years. However, apparently their love didn’t last … Continue reading March 13 – Ken Day
bagpipesociety.org.uk It would be remiss of me to not celebrate this day, even though this is the first time I’ve known it existed. Yes, today is International Bagpipe Day, the day when you can truly enjoy the pipes all day long. Love or hate ‘em – I love ‘em – pipes are amazing. This is … Continue reading March 10 – International Bagpipe Day
Hello and how are you? Hope you are all well. So what's been happening in your lives this week? I've been busy working on an assignment for my uni course and chipping away at the editing for the new sequel to Dusting Down Alcudia (due out mid to end of June this year). I've also … Continue reading Banana bread and Being Busy
Hello and welcome to World Book Day! I love anything that celebrates books and reading so am fully committed to reading a book today. And enjoying it! So how are you spending World Book Day? Are you at Primary School still and dressing up as your favourite book character? Is an author coming to your … Continue reading World Book Day!
I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamt myself and a friend were going to a rock concert and we arrived in a darkened foyer area to be greeted by several friends of both his and mine. Then a female friend of my friend walked up with a bull (very like the one pictured) … Continue reading Was it just a load of bull?
Hi there! How's things? Hope you are all well. I've been really busy over the last week studying for my OU degree and writing. There's also been a big party and a bit of dog depression in the house. Let me explain... The big party was actually a big family dinner at The Anchor Line … Continue reading An actual night out and dog depression
#TellAFairyTaleDay Couldn’t miss this day. A love of fairytales is what got me into reading and writing and I will be forever grateful to the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen and the like for their wonderful anthologies of folk tales. Without those stories, my childhood wouldn’t have been so full of imagination and colour. … Continue reading February 26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day
#GumdropDay I do like gumdrops although in the UK we tend to call them by their brand names or just as gummy sweets. Anyway, no matter what you call them, today is your day to enjoy a packet of your favourite gumdrops. Yum.
#ReadInTheBathtubDay I do this all the time, read in the bathtub that is, so this is just a repeat of other days for me. However, I still think we should all still fully embrace this event and get reading in the bath. Here’s how: Fill up bathtub with water and bubblesGet inGet bookReadIgnore children knocking … Continue reading February 9 – Read in the Bathtub Day