Christmas has come and gone... What a hectic time! Being so busy at work in the lead-up, then trying to get things ready for the day in pretty short order, and then poof! All done. It's only my family of four plus the dog here, so I try to make everything as traditional and satisfying … Continue reading Christmas 2018
Remember those "back-to-school" essays about "How I spent my _______ vacation?" Well, now that I'm back at work (did I ever really leave?), I'd like to share some photos from the holiday activities my younger son and I found around town. Vancouver is hosting a Chinese Lantern Festival for the first time this year, with 35 … Continue reading How I Spent My Christmas Vacation
I was so surprised yesterday when I opened our Christmas package sent from Toronto and found Sir Guy peering out at me over the ribbon wRApping! I confess that I couldn't wait until Christmas but had to open it right away! One of my nieces had decided that since the package included a set of … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Richarding!
On the weekend, we decorated the house for the holidays. It's a family affair, complete with traditional snacks and drinks and Christmas music playing in the background. We pour the Kahlúa and eggnog over ice into crystal glasses and sprinkle nutmeg on top. Then we choose our favourite Quality Street chocolates to munch. This year, … Continue reading Holiday Decorating
Our tree comes down this weekend. We've always followed the tradition of leaving the tree up until January 6 (or the weekend after when the work week is done). I believe the idea is for the star at the top of the tree to light the way of the three wise men for the 12 … Continue reading And the Tree Comes Down