Tag Archives: holidays

All I Want for Christmas is No Tube

I was informed by a reader that last week’s column about the Absolute Worst Christmas Tea & Bazaar was decidedly Grinch-like and that I should really get with it Yuletide-wise. Unfortunately, this week I was hoping to relay a certain … Continue reading

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The Wearing of the Ochre, or Happy St. Pablo’s Day!

I recently received the results of my ancestry DNA testing, and in addition to 70 percent of my genetic roots originating in Great Britain, and Scotland, I was very excited to learn that 12 percent of my genetic makeup springs … Continue reading

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Babes in Toeland

Christmas parties are full of pitfalls – eating too much, drinking too much, making off-colour remarks, cornering the hostess who’s giving off ambiguous signals, losing your pants, losing your pants again, falling into actual pits. There’s no shortage of advice … Continue reading

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Have yourself an improbable little Christmas

Early tomorrow morning, my family will pile into a car and drive 14 straight hours from Quebec to Nova Scotia. We may hit rain, snow, our limit, but fuelled by coffee and Irving Big Stops, we’ll push through to my … Continue reading

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