Happy Birthday John Cadbury

John Cadbury was born today in [12 August] 1801 and thanks to him we have lots of sugary treats as he was the founder of Cadburys Chocolate. A born and bred Brummie, Cadbury was a Quaker and because of that wasn’t allowed to go to university so turned his hand to business – something we’re all very grateful for.  So in honour I thought I’d take … Continue reading Happy Birthday John Cadbury

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National Lollipop Day

I was struggling for some inspiration for today’s daily doodle so after a bit of googling found out it was National Lollipop day so thought I’d run with this as my theme and thought I’d go with a coloured pencil sketch. That got me intrigued in terms of the history of lollipops – apparently the concept dates back to the Middle Ages when nobility munched … Continue reading National Lollipop Day

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Don’t Step On a Bee Day

Founded by Thomas and Ruth Roy the national day was designed to draw attention to the importance of bees in our eco system and to the dangers they currently face.  So what better excuse for a doodle.   They encourage people to plant herbs and flowers that attract bees, reduce the use of harmful pesticides and generally think about creating bee friendly gardens – http://www.dates.abouttravelingtheworld.com/special-holidays/dont-step-on-a-bee-day/ Continue reading Don’t Step On a Bee Day