In case you needed reminding, the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on Sunday 29th March. That means one less hour in bed for one day (boo!) but one more hour of sunlight every day (woohoo!).
But do you know why we put the clocks forward at this time of year? Something to do with the farmers needing more sunlight in the day to harvest their crops, right?
It was actually first introduced by Germany in 1916 as a way of conserving coal during wartime, with other countries soon following suit. It has stayed that way ever since with no thanks to the farmers, who actually oppose daylight saving time!
You learn something new every day
Although we all know that the Easter Bunny IS a real thing and DOES leave Easter eggs in our back garden when we’re not looking, do you also know these 10 tidbits of Easter trivia?
- The tradition of the Easter Bunny began in Germany.
- The lily flower is associated with Easter.
- Purple and yellow are the two traditional Easter colours.
- The world’s largest chocolate bunny weighs in at a mammoth 2721 kilos.
- The world’s most expensive Easter egg costs £5million and is covered in 1,000 diamonds.
- Wearing new clothes on Easter is said to bring you good luck for the year.
- Easter always falls between March 22nd and April 25th.
- Easter is the most popular holiday for chocolate consumption, followed by Halloween.
- Women posted twice as many Facebook status updates about Easter than men last year.
- 300 million Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are produced each year between January and Easter – not all year round!
With Easter sneaking up on us, thoughts are inevitably gonna turn to that one thing that’s on everyone’s minds over the holiday: CHOCOLATE! And nothing says chocolate more than a lovely Cadbury’s Creme Egg. But if you’re still eating them on their own then you’re seriously missing out, as nowadays people have thought up loadsa weird and wonderful ways to eat them! Here are some of my faves:
CREME EGG LOAF.
Burgers. That’s right…Cadbury’s Creme Egg Burgers! Click on the image to see where you can get your mitts on these little beauties.
Creme Egg Cheesecake. Need I say any more? Click above for the recipe and you’ll be smashing the Great British Bake-Off in no time.
This Creme Egg Ice Cream creation is quite something!
How haven’t I thought of this before? Putting a bunch of creme eggs into a hot chocolate makes so much sense!
Why pay 40p for one when you can spend hours and loads of money creating your own? Erm…because this.
These little brownies look kinda impossibly neat don’t they?
Deep-fried Creme Egg…
So, the event astronomers had been waiting 16 years for came and passed in a matter of moments. For some, it was a thing of unrivalled beauty, but for others it…wasn’t. Here’s the 2015 Eclipse in pictures.
Prior to the event, the Funky Pigeon Astronomy Department released this stunning artists’ impression of how the solar eclipse could look. At this point, things looked pretty promising.
But with 30 minutes until TOTAL ECLIPSE, some of that optimism was fading away into a faint shade of dull, dull grey.
In Newquay however, things were looking good.
At the International Space Station, things were looking even better. Note to self: establish Funky Space Pigeon in time for next eclipse.
Meanwhile, in Bristol….
For a lucky someone who did manage to see the eclipse, some pigeon-like creature was obscuring the view. Definitely not me.
The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard had a pretty stunning view of the eclipse.
Meanwhile, in Bristol…Bah.
Check out this adorable image of young Quincy, who just can’t hold things together after meeting his heroes: the rubbish collectors on his street.
Armed with his very own garbage truck, which he wanted to show to the friendly duo, the photo perfectly captures the moment that the emotion becomes too much and the tears start to flow.
It just shows that everybody is a hero to somebody!