4 September: Eat an Extra Dessert Day
Spoil your sweet tooth with an extra pudding or two on the fourth day of this month. Go and get yourself another piece of that chocolate cake you were hoping would last the whole week, and feel no guilt for doing so.
5 September: Be Late for Something Day
If you hate waiting for people who aren’t on time, you can have your revenge on the 5th. Treat yourself to five more minutes in bed or do that thing on your bucket list that you’ve been meaning to do for ages when you should be meeting someone. After all, life’s too short to be precise with punctuality every day.
6 September: International Read a Book Day
If the aim of this day is to get people to read a whole book in 24 hours, it might be the most ludicrous of the lot. Being more realistic, you can use it to take some time away from September’s chaos and take in a few pages of one of your favourites to clear your head.
13 September: Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day
Participate in this one at your own risk. On the 13th you can put your feet up and let the little ones cook up a storm. You’ll probably be left with the dirty dishes (and potentially food poisoning), but at the end of it you’ll have culinarily clued up kids.
19 September: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Yes, you read that right. This bizarre appreciation day is so treasured that Facebook and Google now have an option to choose ‘Pirate’ as a language setting on the 19th. This is helpful, as we’re not sure if we know enough pirate slang to see us through a whole day of talking like Captain Hook. If you’re struggling, just greet your friends and colleagues with an ‘ahoy matey’ rather than a ‘hello’.
25 September: One-Hit Wonder Day
This one’s for all the musicians who had their five minutes of fame before falling into the abyss of irrelevance. They still deserve some appreciation for providing us with good music, even if it was just one song’s worth. Put Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ ‘Come on Eileen’ and Lipps Inc’s ‘Funkytown’ in your playlist on the 25th.
And as a bonus, it’s also Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month
Not only is this our personal favourite, but we get a whole month of appreciation. Keep it in mind as you’re flicking through our September issue.