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Ask Them with Cheese

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As 2016 is a leap year it’s traditionally the perfect time for those marriage proposals – but did you ever wonder why we have leap years?

Well the real reason is to keep our calendar in alignment with the sun, without the extra day we would lose almost six hours every year, it was introduced by Julius Caesar in his Julian Calendar in 45 BCE.

West Country Cheese Marry Me-0874The tradition of women asking men to marry them on the Leap day is based on an old Irish legend when St Brigid allegedly “struck a deal” with St Patrick to allow women to propose to men rather than it always being the other way around, another tradition is that if the man refused then he’d have to pay a penalty to buy the asking lady 12 pairs of gloves, apparently to hide the embarrassment of not having an engagement ring!

Well times have changed since then and now anyone can ask anyone at any time, but sometimes it’s fun to embrace the tradition, so girls here’s your chance, why not ask him (or her!) with their favourite cheese, worst case you can always ask for 12 different cheeses if they say no!

And if they say yes we’ll even give you a 10% discount on your Wedding Cheese Cake (or the 12 cheeses), just enter MARRYME2902* when you check out.

*Minimium spend £40, only 1 voucher per user, valid until Friday 4th March 2016.