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Star Wars Day or May the 4th to the uninitiated, is a celebration of everything Star Wars in our house and for many across the world. A day to celebrate all the many films, facts, and fandoms that have entertained a legion of fans since the late ‘70’s.
Steak & BJ Day March 14th
Steak & BJ Day March 14th
Have you heard of this celebratory day? No? Well, it’s a thing. Originally created by Radio DJ Tom Birdsey in 2002. Its creation was a holiday to rival Valentine’s Day on February 14th but one month later.
Mothers Day 2020
Mothers Day 2020
Mother’s Day is fast approaching (22nd March) and if you want to take your Mum somewhere nice you need to start thinking about it now. Historically Mother’s Day was the day when children and young people in service were given a day off to visit their families or originally return to their ‘mother’ Church. The tradition of giving gifts came from wildflowers picked along the way either to place in Church or give to their mothers. Now we celebrate by gift giving, giving Mum a rest from the chores or taking her out. So here are a few ideas to help you:-
It’s time to give your walking boots a Spring Clean and join in the fun. People may not realise that May is the National Walking Month allowing folks to take advantage of fine days, we hope, and longer hours of daylight in which to get out and about. The benefits of walking are many-fold, physical, mental wellbeing and for many a spiritual lift by visiting outstanding places of natural beauty both locally and throughout our green and pleasant land.
St Valentine was a Roman who married people against Roman law, this was capital offence as it was illegal to marry soldiers and Christians. St Valentine eventually paid the ultimate price and before his execution he wrote a parting message to his sweetheart saying, ‘from Your Valentine’.
Australians both at home and those who live and work around the globe, very many of whom live here in the United Kingdom, will celebrate their National Day.
The Taunton Visitors Centre in Fore Street is a very useful place for visitors to head for, with a vast array of materials based on local attractions for young and not so young and in just about every genre that one could wish for. The Best of Taunton and Bridgwater offer some ideas that may help.
27th July to 2nd September 2018 is National Fishing Month,bringing greater public awareness to the community about one of the most popular participation Sports in the UK. Not only is fishing very popular in Britain, and across the world,with vast numbers of anglers throughout this Country heading for riversides, ponds and any other stretch of open water at every opportunity but fishing is also one of the oldest pursuits known to man.
Summer 2018 is looking good, high skies, warm weather and mostly dry and with the youngsters breaking up in a couple of weeks for the Summer Holidays there are some tasty festivals at venues around Somerset and Devon. We offer a sample for your interest.
There is so much to do during the long summer break. Whatever the weather and whatever your age!
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