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A woad off their minds

The Halifax traditionally provides a useful guide to upcoming events for journalists and The Diary is grateful for the help. It also points out special days such as Mother&#39s Day and Father&#39s Day.

You may not have known this but April was National Home Improvement Month. Hold your head in shame if you did not build that carport.

June is National Move Your Mortgage Month, that traditional festival of remortgaging that extends back into the mists of time.

Perhaps the Druids gathered at Stonehenge at the summer solstice to consider whether they could get a better fixed rate on their stone circle repayments? Obviously, pre-Roman Britain was plagued by inflation.

What, dear reader, you do not think it&#39s traditional, then? Shame on you, you cynic. Do not be surprised when you are inundated with requests by clients to move their mortgages in June as they celebrate this popular summer festival.

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