Monthly Archives: December 2013

Is it Christmas Yet?

Every year there is a countdown to Christmas – it’s inevitable with young children in the house! We have also been counting down the number of school days left until Christmas holidays. They can’t wait to take a break from … Continue reading

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Every Ornament Tells A Story

Many of the Christmas ornaments in my collection have a special meaning. I have been collecting them over the years, and even have a small tin of ornaments from when I was a child. Every year I buy an ornament … Continue reading

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Christmas Baking

It’s not the holiday’s unless there’s a plate of delicious Christmas baking on hand. The smell of cookies baking in the oven, colourful dessert trays and of course sampling the mouthwatering flavours. Over the holiday’s my sister and I get … Continue reading

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Favourite Family Quotes

There are so many great, inspirational family quotes. Here are some of my favourites: “When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” – Joyce Brothers “Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we … Continue reading

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Destination Wedding

My younger brother is now married! They were married on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic last week. We have a new addition to our family tree and my children now have a new Aunt! It is wonderful seeing … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

Ah, the famous question asked by Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. I have always been interested in names – what they mean and why people choose them. A name is who you are. Sure you would still be the same … Continue reading

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Facing Limited Information

It still surprises me that we have few personal details about past generations. It’s amazing that so little information was recorded. I guess part of that’s because governments really did not keep records until the late 1800s. According to Library … Continue reading

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