May 12th, 2022

Nutty Fudge Day

Nutty Fudge Day is a day you don’t want to miss if you have a sweet tooth! The earliest recorded evidence of fudge dates back to a letter written in 1886 by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge of Vasser College in Baltimore, USA. Other stories include a college lecturer in Virginia who was teaching toffee making but the temperature wasn’t high enough, resulting in fudge. Another story is that fudge was accidentally invented when a baker was trying to make caramel. The invention of fudge may have been an accident but the subsequent eating of it certainly isn’t!

In Europe, fudge is usually made just from sugar, cream and butter while American-style fudge also contains chocolate. Just add in some crunchy nuts and there’s your nutty fudge! Easy to make but hard-to-resist, nutty fudge is best enjoyed with friends. Why not whip up a batch and make up some games for the kids to enjoy at the same time. Just remember to clean those teeth afterwards!

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Odometer Day

The odometer; the history of your car is recorded in this little counter. All those journeys you’ve taken for leisure, for pleasure, alone or with friends. Odometer Day celebrates the invention of the odometer which was invented by William Clayton in 1847.

You probably take your odometer for granted, or sometimes curse the high number it displays, especially when you’re thinking of selling your vehicle on. So it may come as a bit of a surprise to know that the humble odometer has it’s own ‘Day’ in the calendar. You are probably wondering how to celebrate now, knowing that you can’t miss such a monumental occasion in the year. This is going to be a tough one, but one thing is for sure, you need to find a way to make sure that little widget in your vehicle feels suitably appreciated.

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Fatigue Syndrome Day

When: Always on May 12th

Fatigue Syndrome Day is quite a tiring day.

Today recognizes the fact that sometimes life is just too tiring. Perhaps you're tired because you are not getting enough sleep. Perhaps, you're stressed out. Some people experience chronic fatigue from worrying, or due to problems. These are all common causes of persistent fatigue. Whatever the cause, use today to identify it, and to correct it.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is actually a disorder. If you are always tired or fatigued, perhaps its time to visit your general practitioner!? Use today to place that call, and to make an appointment.

Suggested Activities for Today:

  • Go right back to bed
  • Take a nap
  • Take a siesta
  • Use up a vacation day
  • Cancel activities for the day
  • Get the picture, get into the day!

Did you Know? Lack of exercise can contribute to fatigue.

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Another Kite Day

Limerick Day

When: May 12th

Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of Writer Edward Lear (1812-1888).  It also, of course, celebrates Limerick poems. Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his Book of Nonsense"".

This day is a time to enjoy and get your fill of Limerick poems. We are so glad that it came along to brighten up our lives. Celebrate Limerick Day in style by writing a Limerick or two of your own. Or, sit down and read a few humorous Limericks. They are guaranteed to make you smile.

A Limerick is a humorous verse or poem. It is five lines longs. It's name come from the city of Limerick, Ireland. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme.  The third and fourth lines rhyme.

Did you know? Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland.

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