Wishing You a Happy Victoria Day, Here’s to the Queen!

Victoria Day

Queen Victoria By Alexander Bassano - Scanned from the book The National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England by David Williamson, ISBN 1855142287, p. 153., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6640482 The Victoria Day weekend signals the unofficial beginning of summer in Canada. Yes, we are well aware that the season doesn’t officially start for another month but for we northerners, when the weather becomes warm enough to haul out the … [Read more...]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day

Ireland ~ Photo credit: autumnal fires via Visual Hunt / CC BY-NC-ND "May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” Anonymous ~ Irish toast Saint Patrick’s Day is the one day of the year everyone either is or wants to be, Irish. And why not! I mean really, it looks like so much fun. Who doesn’t want to spend time with friends telling Irish stories, singing Irish songs and raising a glass or two to..well.. you decide. Whether it’s the religious … [Read more...]

35 Amazing Christmas Treats You Will Love to Make

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One of my favourite activities during the Christmas holidays is baking.  Back when I was first married, my mom and I started a tradition of getting together for a day long baking session. At the end of the day we each had tins full of cookies, squares and other holiday treats! Early in the morning, I would put on a big pot of coffee and apple cider, haul out some baking supplies, clear counter space and pop in some Christmas tunes.  My mom would arrive at my house early in the morning with … [Read more...]