Friday, 24 February 2012

A Gift to Celebrate the Magic of the Leap Year.

As we know every four years we have a leap year, giving us this magical extra day, 366 days instead of 365. What do you do with your extra day?

The very reason we have leap years is because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected (what would we do without Wikipedia!).

This special event I think demands that we do something special with our day on the 29th, of course many of us will be at work, but how about having an extra special lunch in a different cafe to the one you'd usually visit, walking a new way to work, finding out if there is an event in your area that evening - on this extra day who knows what chance meetings you might make...

To celebrate this free day we are giving away one of our beautiful new ethically handmade tiles with each order placed from now until midnight on February 29th 2012.



Anonymous said...

Love the tiles. Will you also be selling them?

The Secret Arcade said...

Yes, we sell the tiles in the shop (see above right for address) - and they'll go online in April too.

Hope that helps!