Things to do to live your life well in October...
It’s International Coffee Day
(as if we needed an excuse!) so we’ll be celebrating by taking our new ecoffee cups (reusable, organic bamboo with a stylish deer design – yes please) to our local barista and celebrating with a cinnamon latte (see page 11). Fun fact: the webcam was invented at Cambridge Uni to let people know if their coffee pot was full!
Raid your wardrobe and find your brightest pink pieces – The Big Pink is here for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not only will holding a pink party raise money for the cause, but wearing pink is said to increase happiness and promote a sense of calm, which we can all benefit from! *Find your free fundraising kit at www.breastcancercare.org.uk
Warm up with World Porridge Day. We love oats – they’re a great source of bre and are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Whether you like to go traditional or take them with a twist (grapes are our topping of choice), you can enjoy the health bene ts any day of the year. Host a Porridge Smiles party in aid of Mary’s Meals for a feel-good nish.
Even in cooler climes and times, city dwellers are still taking to the roof tops to chill, mingle and party. We’ve got plans to check out the annual winter pop-up at The Moroccan Medina in the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop wigwam. Think Marrakesh colours, sights and scents, along with enticing food and drinks.
Get grinning – it’s World
Smile Day! Honouring Harvey
Ball, the creator of the smiley face, this cheerful day is dedicated to making as many people as possible turn their frown upside down. This year’s theme is ‘little acts of kindness’ – what can you do to make others happy?
Forget one day, the whole of October is a celebratory time in Taiwan. A series of national holidays, including the country’s birthday, that were traditionally held throughout the month mean that it is now known as
‘The Glorious Month of October’. Festivities happen across the country, including parades, fireworks and festivals.