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April Fool's Day

This is not an April’s Fool Joke, honest!

So, April 1st, did you fall victim to a joke?   Whether you have had a trick played on you, or not, April 1st is one of those days in the calendar it’s good to try and avoid!  The origins of today are very obscure.  Google tells us that some have argued that a story told by early English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century - where a fox plays a prank on a rooster (who is almost eaten because of it) - is the first reference to pranks taking place on the first of April.  But Google also says that In Roman times there were celebrations at the start of a new season, when things went a bit topsy-turvy and servants could control masters or children could control their parents.  However it came about, we hope you survive unscathed!

Here at Hope Trust life is more busy than topsy-turvy.  We know that to do better, we have to be adaptable.  Whether it’s the seasons changing, the weather, we (or even our guests) entering a new season of life, we have to be willing to change, change and then change again.  That’s why we had to update our promotional DVD; our website is to be re-launched in a few weeks time; perhaps most importantly of all – we must review the events that we offer.  It seems that to stand still is actually to undergo a slow slide backwards.  So, as we enter April, the start of the 2nd quarter of the year, the beginning of a new financial year and much more besides, we are looking forward, not back - how about you?  Can we help?