This summer has seen some tremendous events taking place right on our doorstep. The Olympics came right past our door at Fair Instant HQ several times and it’s true that all work stopped as we rushed out to watch the cyclists speed past. The atmosphere and anticipation as we waited for them was indescribably exciting and so much good humour around.
Everybody has their own way of doing things, I know I do! And that goes for when and how I enjoy my coffee. Time of day, where I am, all go to influence what I need to pick me up.
Finally it’s here - the world’s greatest sporting event. After what seems like forever (well 7 years since the bid was won to be precise) the Olympic torch is almost in the stadium. It’s been travelling all the way round the country, apparently within an hour of every single person. Highlights so far of the journey include some cheeky kids trying to nick it (made me smile), a streaker advertising the Free Tibet campaign and Colombia’s own sporting legend Valderrama carrying it through Windsor.
As I write this I can’t quite believe we are halfway through June and its supposedly summer. Blue skies are a distant memory and I certainly don’t need my hosepipe whether I am allowed to or not! The Summer Solstice (and the official start of summer) is just around the corner and that got me thinking a little more about the longest day of the year.
On the third Sunday in June will you be joining us to say thanks to our Dads? Many traditionalists splutter about how it’s just a hyped up Hallmark invention to sell more cards. Encouraging people to spend more on silly presents – for goodness sake how many socks and beard trimmers does a Dad need?
Make someone a cup of coffee. Go on, you’re sticking the kettle on anyway, you might as well ask if anyone else wants one. And it’s better for the environment if you save electricity by making one big round rather than lots of separate cups. Win, win!
25th April is Anzac Day and for all of you out there who never studied history its a day in honour to mark the deaths of thousands of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) who lost their lives in war, particularly during the First World War at Gallipoli in Turkey.
How many more puns can we get into this post? Well, read on to see our pick of the best Easter treats available for this year’s chocolate Eggstravaganza. We reckon there’s something for everyone here. You could even say we’ve put all our eggs in one basket (sorry!). You just need to get shopping quickly…
Once we've had Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, and we've all had our fill of sugary, lemony goodness (chocolate spread, jam, maple syrup - delete as appropriate) what's next? What's the next big event we can all look forward to on the calendar? Erm, well that would be Easter and all that yummy, chocolately fun of course!
Sunday 18th is Mother’s Day and should be writ large in your calendar and your consciousness. First of all, you really shouldn’t be forgetting your own mummy on such an occasion. It is, after all, the perfect opportunity to say thank you for all the nappy-changing, nose-wiping, hand-holding and general mumsiness that she has supplied all these years. And yes, that includes the annoying stuff; it shows she cares!