29th May 2013 – Oak Apple Day

Celebration: Oak Apple Day

Mission: Wear an apple around your neck

Status: Failedish

Notes: Oak Apple Day was a public holiday in England between 1660 and 1859 as a celebration of Charles II reinstating the Monarchy after the Cromwell’s revolution. According to Samuel Pepys’ diary on 1st June 1660:

Parliament had ordered the 29 of May, the King’s birthday, to be for ever kept as a day of thanksgiving for our redemption from tyranny and the King’s return to his Government, he entering London that day.

Okay yeah I didn’t fashion myself an apple necklace today, but I was on holiday. We went to the World of Country Life adventure park.


There were trains and tractors, there were bouncy castles & softplay rooms, there were ziplines and trampolines, there were racing cars and pedal cars, there were owls and hawks, there were ponies and goats, and there was a giant pirate boat.



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