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Love is more than a Valentine’s chocolate

I’m sorry but talking about love today, Feb 14, Valentine’s Day, it’s too easy. It’s like say how much we care about others on Christmas, be scared on Halloween night or  talking about how  “acting green” is important to us on Earth Day. (read more)From

Cavemen somehow got involved with New Year's Eve

Well as you already know, I was a bit tardy over the Christmas period when it came to posting on my blog. It wasn't my fault though. Because I spent my holiday 'oop' North, I was deprived of all the creature comforts that you take for granted down South. Like warm weather, and being able to understand people's accents, and internet access.  ...more

What's Thanksgiving about then?

It was very quiet out in the blogosphere last week from Thursday onwards. Hardly anyone popped round for a visit, and even fewer people left comments. Blimey, I thought to myself, I must have said something to offend all my bloggy chums, or maybe the post I did on tattoos scared everyone off because they thought I was a bit weirdy. ...more

The Festival of Sacrifice and Unexpected Eid Blessings

Being part of a community of worshipers is an integral part of being a Muslim, and of course my kids and family will always, God willing, attend Eid prayers and go to the parties afterward. In the future, though, we're going to take time to ... well, to breathe in the blessings that God has given us. Religious holidays are more than parties and candy and toys -- they are blessings. ...more

I agree. At least for me the improvisational aspect removed the pressure for things to go a ...more

National Chocolate Day and Champagne Day Celebration

My great pals at Barkeater Chocolates in North Creek, New York tipped me off to the fact that today is National Chocolate Day. And, what goes along perfectly with chocolate?  Champagne, of course! So, it's a great coincidence that the official D.C. arm of the CIVC, a trade association which represents grape growers in Champagne, France, have also declared it Champagne Day. ...more