19th March

Earth Hour: (2016) 8.30 p.m. to 9.30p.m. Sign up with the WWF to turn off your lights for an hour. As this is after the kids go to bed, me and the Toddler decided to just not use electricity all day.

This is nearly impossible. In the first two hours of our pact I’d used the hoover, microwave, bottle steriliser, and kettle. In fact my main contributions to this effort was skipping my morning cup of tea (I folded at 4pm. Turns out I’m addicted to tea like any sensible British person.) and serving salad for dinner. Let’s hope next year is more successful.


1895 the Lumiere brothers record first footage on the cinematograph – so make a home movie.

1962 Bob Dylan’s first album released

Minna Canth’s Birthday (Finland celebrates female social activist and writer born 1844)

St Joseph’s Day, and Father’s Day in many Catholic countries


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