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Essentially England News - Spring is on the Way
February 06, 2022

Welcome to February's Essentially England News!

It's blowing and chilly out, but... we spotted the first snowdrops on our walk and even a few hardy daffodils not far from showing off their blooms. Spring is definitely on the way, even if it's taking its time.

If you've been following the news, you might have seen that Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee today. She's been the head of this country for longer than both of us have been alive... and that is something worth contemplating.

I also imagine that Accession Day is a bittersweet kind of anniversary, linking a new beginning to the end of the previous reign and the loss of a loved one.

For the rest of the year, there'll be events all around the country to mark the Platinum Jubilee, and we'll tell you about those as we come across them.

Did you know there's a National Yorkshire Pudding Day? I didn't know until Steve pointed it out, but I think it's a great idea. Doesn't matter if you like your Yorkshires as a side to your roast dinner, filled to the brim as a main course, or even as your after dinner sweet... Yorkshire puddings can handle it all.

If you'd like to make your own, we have a recipe on the site here.

Deals and Offers

Now that restrictions are slowly lifting, we're all looking forward to going out and exploring a bit more. And we've decided to feature a few offers in each newsletter, to help you make the money go further.

First up, English Heritage, who look after hundreds of castles and historical sites in England and do a fab job. As a member, you can visit all the sites for free, as well as get discounts with the National Trust and other associated organisations. We've been members for years and consider it terrific value for money. And until the end of February all new memberships are 15% off with code EH2022.

Our second deal is from Warner Leisure Hotels, who are offering fully refundable UK breaks exclusively for adults. Their Spring Deals sale runs until the end of February and you can read all about it here.

And that's it from us for the moment. We're looking forward to more cheerful weather, a few lovely walks, and the Olney Pancake race.

Until then, please take care.

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