Piddy the Fool 2017

Piddy the Fool 2017

Pranks, hoaxes, conspiracy theories; I love them all (providing they don’t bring harm to people) and today is the day to celebrate en masse. Happy April Fool’s Day, the first of the month!

I thought I’d re-post this from last year…with a few 2017 updates that have graced my timeline this morning. ‘What is she talking about?‘ I hear you say.

Well, it’s the day when it’s acceptable to play jokes on one another, the more elaborate the better. And this tomfoolery is acknowledged the world over, with similar festivals of mirth dating back thousands of years – the Roman’s had the best name for theirs, it was totes HILARIA!

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Now depending on when you read this, it may or may not still be April Fool’s / All Fools’ Day – some areas of our globe think it stops at 12 noon, local time and in my small corner of the rock, after midday, it becomes ‘Legging-up Day’ in which you go around, tripping people up. We’re a strange bunch in these parts…

But who doesn’t like a joke? We know that laughter has numerous health benefits and it does everyone the world of good to relax and be a bit childish now and again. Plus, it bonds us together, a shared moment of amusement.

So here is a collection of some of the better April Fool pranks that have been concocted. Companies, TV shows, celebrities and even government officials get in on the act these days and with the internet at our finger-tips, there’s a much wider audience waiting to be duped!

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Sow-en is it All Hallows’ Eve? (A history)

Sow-en is it All Hallows’ Eve? (A history)

Tomorrow, tomorrow! It’s only a day a-waaay!

Yes, tomorrow is the last day of October, the night the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest – Hallowe’en! Also known as Samhain (pronounced by some as Sow-en – you see, now the title makes complete sense!) it is officially my favourite celebration of the entire year – I get far more excited over this than Christmas.

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Why? Absolutely no idea! I’m not sure whether it’s scooping out all that delightful grot from inside a pumpkin or dressing up to look like an idiot, but I love it. Although Britain is slowly upping its game when it comes to this festival, I’m determined one year to experience it in the US…and then maybe stick around for Thanksgiving too. Please inbox me with your invites…

But what makes a great Hallowe’en? And what’s behind the certain traditions? Here’s my look at what I consider the four most important elements.

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Piddy the fool!

Piddy the fool!

Pranks, hoaxes, conspiracy theories; I love them all (providing they don’t bring harm to people) and today is the day to celebrate en masse. Happy April Fool’s Day, the first of the month!

The day when it’s acceptable to play jokes on one another, the more elaborate the better, is acknowledged the world over, with similar festivals of mirth dating back thousands of years – the Roman’s had the best name for theirs, it was totes HILARIA!

5335dda96d417.image

Now depending on when you read this, it may or may not still be April Fool’s / All Fools’ Day – some areas of our globe think it stops at 12 noon, local time and in my small corner of the rock, after midday, it becomes ‘Legging-up Day’ in which you go around, tripping people up. We’re a strange bunch in these parts…

But who doesn’t like a joke? We know that laughter has numerous health benefits and it does everyone the world of good to relax and be a bit childish now and again. Plus, it bonds us together, a shared moment of amusement.

That’s why, for today’s post, I thought I’d share some of the better April Fool pranks that have been concocted. Companies, TV shows, celebrities and even government officials get in on the act these days and with the internet at our finger-tips, there’s a much wider audience waiting to be duped!

Read more

Sow-en is it All Hallows’ Eve?

Sow-en is it All Hallows’ Eve?

Tomorrow, tomorrow! It’s only a day a-waaay!

Yes, tomorrow is the last day of October, the night the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest – Hallowe’en! Also known as Samhain (pronounced by some as Sow-en – you see, now the title makes complete sense!) it is officially my favourite celebration of the entire year – I get far more excited over this than Christmas.

5299390201_616d3cf6aa_m

Why? Absolutely no idea! I’m not sure whether it’s scooping out all that delightful grot from inside a pumpkin or dressing up to look like an idiot, but I love it. Although Britain is slowly upping its game when it comes to this festival, I’m determined one year to experience it in the US…and then maybe stick around for Thanksgiving too. So if of my American readers want to put up with me for a month next year, I promise I’ll be a good house guest!

But what makes a great Hallowe’en? And what’s behind the certain traditions? Here’s my look at what I consider the four most important elements.

Read more