Nicola Adam column

It is National Chocolate Week.
It is National Chocolate Week.
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I’m not sure who or what is responsible for such things but I would like to apply for a national jabberingjourno day.

Just to well, celebrate, the glory of alliterative waffling and odd - occasionally - nonsensical musings of this weekly column.

I really don’t see why I should be left out. Everything else has a week to itself. And I don’t mind sharing.

It could be part of columnists week, or writers half hour or – maybe – a muttering minute.

As I write this we are midway through chocolate week, as awareness weeks go it is one of my favourites and I have opted to celebrate it fully.

And what with October also being national baking month, I might as well go the whole hog and bake a cake.

All made with ethically sourced ingredients, naturally, as it’s Fair Trade month and today (16th) marks World Food Day.

It’s also energy saving week so I am saving future energy, albeit it the form of lard on my backside.

I haven’t had so much fun since national doughnut week as it marks the delivery of free baked goods to many a media centre. But with all that it’s probably a good job it’s National Apple Day next Tuesday.

Any particularly clever mums and dads might want to point out to their offspring that next week marks National Parents Week.

When they try to use this for an advance in their pocket money – it’s also Get Smart About Credit Day a useful lesson for us all.

And if they argue, you might also want to hand them a leaflet on International walk to school month. Of course these national weeks, days and months do play an important role.

As well as furthering the gift card, dodgy teddy bear and vomit-worthy slogan industry (and selling baked goods) they also give a voice to causes close to our hearts.

October marks Black History Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and finally Stoptober - a sobering thought indeed. Next week, on October 21, it’s Everyone Writes Day, so I’ll be back, possibly with a jabberingjourno half hour.