Published December 17th, 2014 by

Ever had the stomach flu or even worse, food poisoning? Ugh, awful!  Both prevail at this time of year but we can help ourselves to better health. Wash your hands.…

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Published December 15th, 2014 by

The grapes were fresh when I bought them but after a few days in my house, they looked a sorry lot. I decided to salvage what I could. A few…

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Published December 14th, 2014 by

We were invited to view as many as 300 nativities and angels and then enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with a Christmas treat. It was a bit of a drive,…

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Published December 13th, 2014 by

The little ones began their Christmas concert recitation this way. “Welcome to our special day of Christmas joy and cheer. We wish you peace and happiness throughout the coming year.…

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Published December 12th, 2014 by

It’s the season to be jolly.  That’s how the song goes anyway. If that is true, why am I crying as I write this? You see, I am missing my…

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Published December 11th, 2014 by

Did you know that snow globes first made their appearance at the 1889 Paris Exposition? They didn’t appear in North America until about 1920. I’ve often wondered what it would…

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Published December 10th, 2014 by

“…We three kings of porridge afar…” “…Noel, noel, Barney’s the king of Israel…” “…Hock the hair- old angels sing…” “…Sleep in heavenly peas…” “…Oh come, Froggy faithful…” “…With the jellied…

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Published December 9th, 2014 by

“One must not so replenish the stomach so that the brain refuses to function.” – Hercule Poirot. Good advice but what happens when we eat too much, as we are prone…

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Published December 8th, 2014 by

Said old fellow Tom, on a bright Christmas day, “If you want a fine time, give something away.” So he sent a turkey to neighbour Mr. Price and Mr. Price…

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