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It’s Unicorn Appreciation Day!

This is part of a bloggity hop and I was tagged by Goldfish to write all about her favourite holiday – Unicorn Appreciation Day.

Goldfish has asked me a few questions about what I’ll be up to. However, first of all we need to sort out the date. It takes place on “1/11” (because of how the “1” looks likes a Unicorn horn, you see) which is 1st November. However, Goldy is in the US and I believe in the US dates are always written the other way round, so I’m thinking that “1/11” is actually 11th January. Which means it’s coming up soon! Yay!

Will you celebrate Unicorn Appreciation Day by wearing the traditional horn and stilts this year?

Well, of course. Everyone I know will be! Please be careful though people. Last year seven people fell off their stilts and impaled passers by with their horns. There’s nothing like having someone stick their horn in you to spoil your day.

There are also those who like to take Unicorns home with them. Here is some advice from the Society for the Protection of Unicorns and Cryptids (SPUnC).

“Unicorns are not pets. They like to run free. By all means feed them treats, but don’t take them home with you! For more information, please check out our website or search our related knowledge base  – the Creature Or Cryptid Knowledgebase. Just search for “C.O.C.K.” in your favourite search engine and you’ll be sure to find us!”

Wise words indeed.

If you had your own unicorn, what would you name it?

Goldfish would name her Unicorn Stanley. I would name mine Critchley, because it sounds like a good name for a Unicorn.

What three wishes will you ask the magical unicorn to grant you this Unicorn Appreciation Day?

Please Critchley, don’t let me fall off my stilts and impale anyone with my horn.
Please Critchley, let me have the biggest horn at the Unicorn party, as that’s how the lady Unicorns choose their boyfriends.
Please Critchley, don’t let anyone be mad at me – pretty much all my “taggable” bloggy friends have already taken part in this, so I don’t have anyone else to tag :-(. So I’ll leave it there, flouting all the rules of this hop.

Remember, take care this Unicorn Appreciation Day, and stay safe!

Categories: Just Silly
  1. NotAPunkRocker
    December 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

    When am I going to learn to not read your blog when I am not feeling well? Coughing while laughing now, but well worth it. Who knew you were so knowledgeable on this subject?

    What holiday would you have chosen if you hadn’t broken the “rules”?


    • December 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Oops, sorry. I hope I haven’t set back your recovery 😦
      I probably would have gone for something boring like Gool Peran (“St Piran’s Day” in English). He’s the patron saint of Cornwall and tin miners. Embarrassingly I had to look up the day – 5th March 🙂 I’m sure lots of Cornish pasties are consumed.
      I felt really bad about not continuing the hop, but I just have a small “hard core” of people who I know are up for this sort of thing.


      • NotAPunkRocker
        December 7, 2014 at 10:20 am

        No worries on either part. Coughing because of laughing is fine, and I get what you mean about participants. Besides, I think everyone is focusing more on the upcoming holidays now.

        I just looked up the holiday. I think we need to drop St. Patrick’s Day here for a few years and recognize this one. International awareness and unity and such. Has nothing at all to do with being around my birthday. Nope.


        • December 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

          I’ve a feeling there are more Irish people in the US than Cornish 🙂 But we could give it a go! A joint celebration for you by the sounds of it.


  2. December 7, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Ali, Where has this Unicorn wish-granting thing been all my life? Is this a UK thing you’ve all been selfishly keeping to yourselves? You need to share this with the rest of the world. Here I’ve been trying to find jins in lamps all this time when all I needed was a generous Unicorn. 😀 😀 Well done. 🙂 — Susan


    • December 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm

      These wish-granting Unicorns keep a low profile, but if you know where to look they can be quite accommodating when it comes to wishes 🙂 Much more trust-worthy than those treacherous jin.


  3. merbear74
    December 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I should never have done that search. LOL


  4. December 7, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I sure hope at the end of the day, you got all your 3 unicorn wishes granted!


    • December 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      I hope so too! I’d at least like to stay solid on my stilts.


  5. December 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I’m so excited to discover a new reason to party! I’ll put this on MY calendar so I can write about it on the very day itself. The middle of January around here is usually pretty grim and ice-bound, so this will definitely make everyone feel celebratory!


    • December 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      It’s Goldfish’s holiday but I’ll be celebrating right along with you all! Stilts on standby (they’ll keep us clear of the snow drifts if nothing else).


  6. December 8, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Really, good grief. I’ld recognize your writing style no matter how you try to hide beyond giggles, you are still impaling people.
    Good writing.


    • December 8, 2014 at 11:34 am

      It’s surprisingly easy to “accidentally” impale someone on your Unicorn horn 😉


  7. Lyn
    December 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I didn’t know there was a Unicorn Appreciation Day. Fancy that! I love Unicorns, they are an amazing creature.


    • December 9, 2014 at 8:47 am

      I think Goldfish made it up (shh!). Though I just Googled it and there is a facebook page for it 🙂


      • Lyn
        December 10, 2014 at 2:35 am

        LOL a bit like International Talk like a Pirate Day 🙂


  8. December 9, 2014 at 5:53 am

    That’s hilarious! What treats do unicorns eat? Rainbows? 🙂


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