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Dates for the Diary March 2014

Paralympic Games, 7th to 16th March Sochi

If you enjoyed the Olympics, it is not all over! The Paralympic games start in Sochi on March 7th and cover a range of sports from alpine skiing to wheelchair curling.Once again competition from highly trained teams will be fierce, witl over 45 countries taking part and 72 sets of medals to be won.

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, 6th to 9th March


This famous dog show is being held at the NEC in Birmingham as usual. This is the largest dog show in the world and this year will feature 22,000 dogs representing all breeds, shapes and sizes. If you are interested in dogs, the show is a bit of a must. There are numerous events plus stands, displays and new products including innovative technology for dogs.

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Don’t forget Mother’s Day - This year it is on Sunday March 30th.

Yes, it is today very commercial; yes, it is today a bit of a misnomer when everyone shares work and lifestyles today o much more than in the past.

But nevertheless it is a great day to show appreciation to someone you care about and a great excuse to enjoy a meal out or a get together with family.

Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch and Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea’s seem the most popular and most local restaurants, pubs and hotels will be putting on special deals and one off menus for the day.

Time to change your clocks!

Summertime at last!  Yes, along with hopefully better weather we can soon change our clocks so we enjoy lighter mornings.

This year the clocks in the UK move forward one hour to start British Summertime on the early morning of Sunday March 30th.  The official time to change the clocks is 1am when we will all miss an hour and the time will be put forward to 2pm.

So much for that lie in on Mother’s Day - it will be an hour later than we probably think when we wake up!

Worldwide celebrations for St Patrick’s Day, 17th March 2014

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy all the fun marches and celebrations that go on around the world for St Patrick’s Day.

Officially to celebrate the life of the patron saint of Ireland who is believed to have introduced Christianity into the country, it now has become far more than a religious ceremony.  Across Ireland there are some great events of course. In London, their annual major St Patrick’s parade is taking place on the 16th March, and there is also a free St Patrick’s Day Festival in Trafalgar Square, with top acts such as Riverdance; and there are planned events across the country.


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