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What’s the connection between the clocks change and Coldplay?

Clocks go forward tonight

If you’re not keen on losing an hour in bed tonight; you’ve got Coldplay’s Chris Martin’s Great Great Grandfather to blame for that idea!

Rather than moping about the loss of time to Yellow we can look forward to sunny evenings and al fresco dining.

Clocks need to be put forward 1 hour at 1am tonight.

Or for those who, like me are not night owls, before bed.

We can also use this change as a reminder to do change batteries in the smoke alarms.

 


 

Why do the clocks change?

It’s always useful to remember the phrase ‘spring forward, fall back’ when it comes to the clocks change, but why do we change the time twice a year?

In 1907 William Willett, Chris Martin’s (Coldplay) Great Great Grandfather published a leaflet called The Waste of Daylight, encouraging people to get out of bed earlier. As a keen golfer, he got irritated when the sun went down, ending play. Despite his campaigning, Daylight Saving Time wasn’t implemented by Government until 1916, a year after this death.

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Apart from the usual chores, my children have just two rules; the first of which is BE KIND.

 

It’s something that we should all try to do, each and every day.

 

Be kind whenever possible.
It’s always possible.
Dalai Lama

 

We’re so busy, that even though the intention is there, it can get forgotten. That’s why I love the idea of Random Acts of Kindness Day (today).

It reminds us to do something special for someone, just because it’s a nice thing to do.

Win a bouquetThere are a million and one different ways of showing kindness today. But to start you off, here’s something really quick that you can do.

Click here and nominate someone you know who deserves a treat. We will pick a winner at random to receive a stunning bouquet of flowers.

 

For more inspiration visit the Random Acts Of Kindness website.

 

 

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Make yours a 2020 to remember

Could-Do-List-2020

The new Roaring Twenties are now in full swing and many of us will be trying to stick to those tricky New Year’s Resolutions.

This year, I’ve decided to make an alternative affirmation, and rather than list the things I shouldn’t do (eat chocolate/drink wine!), instead I’ve made a list of the things I would love to do this year.

This list is without pressure; its title is the ‘Could Do’ list, which means that it would be lovely to achieve but is not essential. That way, I don’t feel as though I have failed if I don’t tick off everything on my list – quite the opposite of a Resolution, which I so often fail at.

The Could Do List comprises things that
I would really love to do in 2020.

With the caveat that they are attainable (take 6 months off for an around the world trip is not on my list!)

I made my list over several days, and when I thought of something else that I really fancy doing, I added it. It’s at the back of my Dairy Diary so that I can refer to it or add to it whenever I choose.

Ranging from the small things (bake bread) so the larger goals (plan a long-haul holiday) I’ve tried to include ideas that will enrich my life and improve my wellbeing (slow down and be calmer). Thus aiming for a happy and healthy 2020.

Why not open your diary today and make your ‘Could Do List’.

It could change your 2020 for the better!

 


 

2020 Dairy Diary A5 weeo-to-view diaryIf you don’t have your diary yet don’t worry,
Dairy Diaries are still available.

 

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Stationery: the antidote to a digital world

Dairy Diary stationery

Earlier this year we visited the London Stationery Show where we listened to a fascinating seminar

Despite the many who insist that everything must be digital, stationery sales are actually on the rise.

This continued love of stationery is because – in this digital age – we all like something that’s tangible and real. And doesn’t it evoke happy nostalgia too? Who remembers the trip to the stationers to buy your back-to-school pencil case and maybe a protractor and, if you were really lucky, a scented eraser too?

Diaries, pens, pencils and the like still create excitement that began in our school days.

Stationery today is still as covetable as ever.

And, as you can see, real diaries are still going strong. Yes, most of us carry a smartphone with a calendar but why would we want to use that? A paper diary allows you to actually ‘write’, to record thoughts as well as plans, to browse, to flick through, to be inspired.

Many of our customers have kept all their Dairy Diaries going right back to when they were first married. These books are a compendium of family life, as well as a treasure trove of delicious recipes.

 

Dairy Diary Stationery

DAIRY DIARY 2020
To order your ‘real’ diary and enjoy making and recording more memories click here.

ACCESSORIES PACK
The Dairy Diary Accessories Pack is the perfect treat for Dairy Diary fans as it makes the diary even better!
With this fantastic pack, finding a favourite recipe, notes page or even your ‘best’ pen will be a breeze. Click here.

ADDRESSES & REMINDERS BOOK
And keep note of memorable dates and addresses in style with this stunning Addresses & Reminders Book. With card and gift lists, dates to remember, a tabbed address section, and a handy pocket it gives you everything you need and more. And it even comes with a FREE matching notepad. Click here.

 

PLUS FREE POSTAGE!
Postage is completely FREE if you spend £20 or more, so why not stock up on gifts for Christmas? There are more lovely stationery items available to purchase.

 

Happy shopping!

 

 

 

 

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Helping to reduce plastic

Dairy Diary Shopping Bag

Doing a bit for the environment needn’t be difficult – here are two easy ways to help

New for this year, a gorgeous cotton shopping bag to match your Dairy Diary!

Taking a reusable bag with you and opting out of using plastic carrier bags is easy (and stylish too if you buy one of these!)

It’s roomy enough for a few impromptu purchases or groceries, but it folds flat so that you can carry it in your handbag.

Shopping Bag

View the Dairy Diary Shopping Bag

 

Switch to glass milk bottles

And, of course, if you would like your milk in glass rather than plastic, get a milkman.

Find a milkman

Simply go to findmeamilkman.net and you can find a local delivery.

They will sell Dairy Diaries too. Win win!

 

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