Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Brett’s Monthly and One Day More


In these times of worldwide ill health, fears and social isolation, what better than a musical item from the appropriately titled Les Miserables – “The Miserable Ones.” 

The Marsh family of Faversahm, Kent in the UK used their lockdown time to recreate the “One More Day” number from Les Mis with changed lyrics.  The video has gone viral and been seen 3.5 million times.  Dad Dr Ben Marsh, a history lecturer at the University of Kent in Canterbury,  said his children -  Alfie, 13, Thomas, 12, Ella, 10, and Tess, eight – have starred in a few school productions but otherwise have no musical theatre training. He and his wife Danielle Marsh, he added, have no background in music.  “There have been messages from people who are self-isolating, or even people with cancer on hospital wards, saying it has made them smile or cry,” Dr Marsh said of the reaction to the video.  “We really weren’t expecting it and we are really touched by the way it has resonated with people. Hopefully it will give parents an idea of how to keep the kids occupied – besides doing Joe Wicks or watching Netflix.”

The vid is well worth the watching, see it by clicking on the following link:


As he does each month, Brett B has emailed me his list of Daily Bizarre and Unique Calendar Holidays, this time for April, come she will when streams are ripe and swelled with rain.  Thanks Brett.

His list appears below.  You can click on the daily ones to expand.

It seems somewhat ironic that today is April Fool’s Day and International Fun at Work Day, and that April is National Humour Month.

By the way . . .

The Name of the month April is derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open. It is thought  that April is the month of the growing season(Northern hemisphere) and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. It is also believed that the month’s name is named after the Greek goddess, Aphrodite (Aphros).


  • National Humor Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Lawn and Garden Month
  • National Kite Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • National Welding Month
  • Records and Information Management Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Weekly Celebrations:
  • Week 1 Library Week
  • Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
  • Week 2 Garden Week
  • Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
  • Week 3 Medical Labs Week
  • Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
  • Week 4 National Karaoke Week
April, 2020 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
April 1
National Walking Day - first Wednesday in month
April 2
April 3
Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision
National Walk to Work Day - first Friday of month
April 4
April 5
Palm Sunday - date varies
April 6
Plan Your Epitaph Day - a little morbid if you ask me
April 7
Caramel Popcorn Day - Most likely created by a popcorn maker, or an Ecard company.
April 8
April 9
April 10
Good Friday - date varies
April 11
Eight Track Tape Day - do you remember those?
April 12
Big Wind Day - this day blows me away!
Easter Sunday - date varies
April 13
Dyngus Day always the Monday after Easter
April 14
Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do?
April 15
Income Taxes Due (most years, it's on the 15th)
April 16
National High Five Day third Thursday
April 17
April 18
Husband Appreciation Day - third Saturday in April
International Juggler's Day - also applies to multi tasking office workers
April 19
April 20
Patriot's Day - third Monday of the month 
April 21
April 22
April 23
National Zucchini Bread Day - they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.
Ramadan - begins at sundown, date varies
April 24
Arbor Day  -last Friday of month
April 25
April 26
April 27
April 28
Kiss Your Mate Day - guys, do not forget this one. Kiss her, then read her some poetry.
April 29
April 30

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