Yuletide part 2
21st of December, the shortest day of the year. The start of the dark-half and the day of Yule. We made a long garland of cranberries, popcorn and dried apples to decorate our Yule tree for the animals. A few friends popped over and we trekked back in the woods behind our house to our Yule tree.
Yuletide part 1
So another day? No the day we enter the dark half of the year. Also a day for celebrating and sacrificing. We have our treats for the animals ready. Later we bring our garlands of popcorn, cranberries and dried apples out to our Yule tree to leave for the animals. And of course it will be Christmas in a few days, so here is our tree that we did last night.
Canada's Illegal Climate Plan
Dear fellow Canadians,
The Canadian government is breaking its own environmental laws, and could get away with it if we don’t act within 24 hours.
Dear fellow Canadian Avaaz members,
So the old wives tale rang true here; if you had a green Christmas, you will have a white Easter.
Ostara - Easter?
Well it is Easter weekend, one of the most complicated holidays, from a historical…tradition…religious celebration point-of-view. For a more complete history of how this pagan festival and the hunt for eggs & rabbits was integrated into a major Chrisitan holiday, check out ‘Changing Places‘...
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Well first off, Happy Birthday Patrick. What an honour for an Irishman to be born on this day, or at least a ½ Irish catholic & ½ Acadian one…anyway this one’s for you.(read more..)
Happy New Year 2007
So here it is, the eve looking onto a new year. I better get my new calendar ready. So to all my friends, family and anyone else who drops by…Happy New Year 2007…(read more..)
Santa Doesn't Do Tim's
See I told you so, and I have the photo to prove it, so there!!!(read more..)
The Last Supper
I was just wondering how your Christmas meal and conversation went. I remember our last supper with Judith’s parents at the house she & her brothers grew up in. It was the last Christmas meal there and we had 21 people at the table. The problem with last suppers is that they can turn into these weird banter, rhetoric, conversation affairs.(read more..)
A Christmas Clue
I was just wondering if you had any Clue what your kids were up to on Christmas Day?(read more..)
Fake Christmas Trees
I have never thought of this, but I do remember my grandparents when they decided to get a fake Christmas tree. It was probably late sixties – early seventies, and their tree was silver. I suppose as we get older and our children have moved away, this is a lot easier to deal with.(read more..)
The Christmas Tree
We got our Christmas tree, decorated it…we are almost finished, and are getting ready for the season. Emily also hung up our socks and did the Christmas village, we will move it to a table beside the tree…to make room for the gifts…lol. The following; History of the Christmas Tree in Canada, comes from the Ontario Farm Grown Christmas Trees site.(read more..)
Happy Sinterklaas Cat A & Cat B
I guess I have to some shopping. Sinterklaas has arrived and my sister has sent gifts. We, the girls and I, are off to my mothers for a Sinterklaas feast this afternoon.(read more..)
So we continue our expansion of traditions: I have found a few sites concerning Christmas season traditions. Most are of a religious bent, even though the Catholic church banned Christmas during the Reformation, because it was pagan, gotta love all those pagan traditions the church adapted to convert the locals to the Roman Church, we are not even dealing with Easter yet, bless her Norse heart.(read more..)
I am making amends for relating Sinterklaas to Christmas. I thank Rick van den Noort for correcting me on this.(read more..)
Sinterklaas in Middelburg
Christmas is really here, I guess after getting the gifts from Jeff, I had to find this…(read more..)