Aaarrggghh! Ahoy me Hearties!

In case readers are wondering, that is supposed to be pirate talk - and there is good reason for using it.

That is because on one day this month, on September 19, it is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Actually, having a look for something topical to talk about this month leaves me thinking that some of these days must just be the result of a fevered mind!

September 8 offers something for everyone. It is International Star Trek Day - live long and prosper.It is International Sudoku Day - who made that up? It is also International Teddy Bear Day which is why we have so many teddy bears on this page.

Just incidentally, I have been told that the cute little girl clutching her teddy bear is now all grown up and has travelled the world!

I am not finished, by the way.

September 13 is Roald Dahl Story Day. It is also Eczema Day and Red Panda Day.

September 22 is World Hobbit Day and I am not quite sure why I have a photo of a very young Clark Wilkinson and his family. Maybe because of Oliver! the Lionel Bart musical was based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist and there was World Literacy Day in there somewhere.

It is good to see Clark and his family, however, as, even after moving to a West end career, working on some of the country's major pre-pandemic shows, he has also been responsible for directing some local shows which would have been worthy of any West End or Broadway productions.

For all the nonsense - and some of it certainly seems like nonsense - September offers a few more thoughtful days.

From September 2 to 8 was Zero Waste Day.That coincides with the return to work of the Allerdale bin men.I am sure I am not the only person who gave up recycling during this period.

We've got Sign Language Day on September 23 perhaps the most significant day this month and this year is September 21- the United Nations International Day of Peace.

Peace at home, peace at work and peace in the world. I wonder if it will every happen?