National What Day?

Every day has a different “National Day of …..”.  Obviously Saturday was National/International Quilting Day so I thought I would have a look at what today is.

March 21st

National Poetry Day / International Day of Forests / National Fragrance Day / Harmony Day.

There are also seven more you could choose from!!!

I am not, I must admit, a big fan of poetry and of course we did quite a bit in my English Literature class at school most of which I hated.  However this was a favourite of mine:

Sea-Fever by John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;

And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,

And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.


I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide

Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;

And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,

And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.


I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,

To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;

And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,

And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

I have always loved that poem. 

International Day of Forests and of course for me the most famous Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood of Nottingham.  Here is the Major Oak where it is said Robin used to hide from the Sherrif of Nottingham!

National Fragrance Day.  Do you have a favourite scent?  This is mine.  DH bought it for me when Chanel first launched it and I have worn it ever since.  It is quite a warm, spicy scent which I love.  I cannot wear Chanel No. 5 as my Mom used to wear that and when I smell it, it reminds me of her.

Harmony Day: The State of Being in Agreement or Concord

Well we could do with a bit of Harmony in the World at the moment couldn’t we?  Let us hope that a certain person in Moscow is listening!!!!

My Monday did not start harmonously with my trying to talk to the Tax Office (!) as I was trying to set something up and kept going round and round in circles.  However they could not talk to me as I was not on the account, because I needed to set it up and couldn’t!!!!  Irony right.  Perhaps there is a day for irony!!!!

Have a great week you lovely lot. 

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx


2 thoughts on “National What Day?

  1. Molly the Airedale

    I’m not a big fan of poetry either but I do like that one too! The Major oak tree is just gorgeous! My favorite perfume is L-air du temps. Mom’s favorite was always Shalimar.

  2. farmquilter

    I’m not big into poetry either…I prefer one-liners (I can remember those!) – “The mountains are calling and I must go” by John Muir is the one that sticks with me – I love the big, rugged mountains of the western United States – Sierra Nevada Mountains and Rocky Mountains are my favorites. What day is it that celebrates sleeping in and being a couch potato?? I like to wear Safari by Ralph Lauren and Samsara by Guerlain – the perfume, on both counts. Hard to find and hard on the wallet!!

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