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blue monday

Blue Monday is a special day, for people to focus on doing good for each other. Not necessarily presents and cards, just little acts of kindness (or big ones, if you like).

It comes at a time when people might need a bit of cheering up: the gloomy, post-Christmas, back-to-work-and-school month of January. And of course, it had to be a Monday.

Blue Monday occurs on the 3rd Monday of January each year. In 2016, this will be Monday 18 January. For a bit of light relief read the Wikipedia entry date. A couple of years ago the organisers of the day had a thought. Wouldn't it be good to start a new tradition that encouraged people to do nice things for each other? This inspiration then lead to the formulation of a wider day of happiness, and so Blue Monday was born.

Blue Monday ideas should benefit others (a person, an organisation or even internationally) and will probably be something you wouldn't normally do (but might do regularly from now on), voluntary (compulsory kindness doesn't really count), thought up by those involved (there's no formula or template) and fun and creative (for everyone involved).

As long as your event is safe and doesn't put anyone at risk of physical danger or emotional upset, then you're on the right track!

Many Blue Monday events are on a small scale and are quite personal. If you want to do something bigger then that's great, but don't forget to find out what you need to do in terms of risk assessments, insurance and any other important factors. The only limit to your event or activity is your imagination!

So, have some fun and beat Blue Monday!

Ed: Most people think this is a load of rubbish and the basis of the date is totally non-scientific but still papers write about it and its amusing enough to brighten up the start of the 3rd week in January. With this weather we can certainly do with that!

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Concrete Slab Innit
Thu 18 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 475

Parents, carers and eagle eyed members of the community may have noticed that a concrete slab has been laid adjacent to the entrance to the playground at the Primary School.For those weren't aware this will house cycle shelters so that bikes and scooters can be protected from the weather during the school day. Following a questionnaire to parents the school understands that should cycling...

Abnormal Load (2)
Sun 21 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 367

This load will follow the blue route below. It will travel from Browns Bank to Kelsall Hill layby, this should take approximatley 3.5 hours to complete. It usually reaches the A556 at Rudheath at 1115 hours. The route it takes can be viewed here. Please divert or take an alternative route if you can, as the load may only travel at 10mph or less. This load will be setting off at approximately...

Cornichon Lunch Picture For Article  (1)
Wed 17 Oct 6:00am  |  hits: 288

Last week saw a few new changes at the much-loved Tarvin Cornichon at The Gunnery restaurant. Starting with the brunch menu they now have eggs Benedict served with ham or eggs Florentine served with spinach. Whilst three new dishes have been added to the lunchtime menu — Roast squash, feta, pumpkin seed & rocket salad, Open Cornish Brie & tomato open sandwich, or maybe you are more of a Warm...