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Green Diary Events - November 2017

31Oct

10:10 Tuesday

10:10 Tuesday, inspired by the national 10:10 campaign, encourages you to follow your natural body clock and make sure you are tucked up in bed by 10pm - not watching the portable in the bedroom, not listening to the radio and not even reading. Close your eyes and z z z z z!

Not only will you be saving energy and reducing your carbon emissions by retiring early and shutting everything off for the night, you will also be healthier.

Our immune system functions optimally if we go to sleep by 10 p.m. As we sleep, physical repair takes place between approximately 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.: Our immune cells patrol our bodies, eliminating cancer cells, bacteria, viruses, and other harmful agents.

So, try it. On a Tuesday. You never know you might find it so enjoyable you find your immune system begging for more.

This is a regular weekly event - next three dates are: 21/11/2017, 28/11/2017, 05/12/2017
31Oct

Samhain - Festival of the Year's End

Our ancestors celebrated 8 points in the year using them as a framework for their lives. The "Wheel of the Year" combines the astronomical cycle of the solstices and equinoxes, with the turning points of each season, marked by the Celts with the 4 Cross Quarter festivals, formerly known as the 4 Great Fire Festivals; Imbolc, Beltain, Lammas and Samhain. In the past huge community bonfires were lit on hilltops, uniting communities in common focus and celebration of their lives and the earth.

Samhain falls between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice and celebrates the beginning of the Winter and the end and beginning of the Celtic Year. All of life is drawing inside itself now. This is not a time for action but a time to rest.

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