Water Babies

July 9th, 2012

Most people will agree that drinking water is good for you. And I don’t have a problem with that. What I find illogical is the amount of water that some people drink under a false illusion that if they don’t they will acquire a spotty skin, feel lethargic or get headaches.

According to a review of the evidence published in the BMJ, although water is good for us, and is better than drinking sugary drinks, tea, other drinks and food provide more than enough water to replace that lost by the body through the processes of living.

I’m just going off to get a glass of wine….

Don’t be stuck for a Theme

July 3rd, 2012

If you are thinking of fundraising for a charitable event, or you are looking for something to celebrate, you could always make use of the many awareness/celebration days that occur throughout the year.

For example,  in July we have Orangemen’s Day, which is on the 12th. This is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne.

Wed 11th July is World Population Day which raises awareness of global population.

And National Parks’ Week celebrates the British Countryside which has received some good publicity through the Olympic Torch route. This is taking place 30 July - 5 August.

Finally, the Samaritans National Awareness Day is on 24th July 2012. Watch out for more to come in August. If we have missed any off that you think should be included next year - let us know through the contact page.

Grab a Bargain

June 30th, 2012

There are plenty of fairs, sales and other events taking place at this time of year where you can pick up unique and reasonably priced gifts. You will also be providing much needed support to your local charities, churches and other fund raisers whilst meeting new and old friends, so pop along and treat yourself or, better still, someone you care about.

Weary Weather - but ‘Carry on Communities’

June 26th, 2012

Despite the weather, or in spite of it, many exciting community events have taken place recently. If your event has been a success, it’s nice to publicly thank the helpers and organisers. Let us know how your event went and who you are grateful to.

George would have been proud

June 20th, 2012

Visited the George Formby convention for the first time this month and it is definitely worth a look in for it’s quirkiness and the special people involved. You don’t have to be a big fan of George’s - it’s great to hear the members strumming tunes on their ukulele and entertaining the audience with their talents. Some characters are better on the uke than they are at singing and vice versa, others are mega talented at both. Either way, you can’t beat it as a way to spend a couple of hours with a difference - and see what some members of the community get up to.

Support your Locals

May 21st, 2012

There’s a lot going on this year, despite the recession. In fact, due to a paucity of funds, many families and individuals are looking for things to do that don’t cost a fortune. Keep an eye on The Happening Site - there is lots to do such as cheering on fun runners, joining in one of the many festivals or fairs, taking part in a local guided walk. If you love your community get involved with it. You might even make some new friends along the way. Contact us via the site contact page and let us know what event you have enjoyed- or not - and why.

Summer’s nearly here (fingers crossed)

May 10th, 2012

The weather’s getting warmer and the days longer, if you know of any walks or organised rambles that will be of interest to visitors, drop me a line.

An interesting quote I came across this week comes from the Afrikaans - “Haaas jou lansaam”. It translates as ‘hurry up slowly’, and means that some things take a while so you need to work fast. However, in order to do it properly, you need to go slowly, take your time and making a good job of things. Remember that the next time that you are hurrying the partner into decorating the living room.