Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inquiring minds want to know

today is a mish mash of things.  Tried to go to that movie Interstellar yesterday, but we
got the time wrong, so instead we went to the new movie with Brad Pitt, Fury, a world war II movie, I thought the acting was great, but the violence was way to much for me and my friend, body parts flying everywhere. I had a couple of questions on my blog that I thought I would answer here, instead of emailing you the answers. 
One of the questions was when I do Throwback Wednesday does it mean Its an older picture that I have used on my blog before.  And the answer is yes, because as you all know your readership changes and the art you showed before they haven't seen.  And its a good way to show old art, if you have nothing new to show.
One of the ladies on the blog said in Europe the shops close on the 24 of December and don't open until the 27.  I can tell you not here.  They usually close about 5.00 on Christmas eve, some open on Christmas day, and the 26th they open extra early
and we have our boxing day sales, kind of like black Friday in the U.S.
In Canada we make a big fuss about Christmas, and not so much thanksgiving.  In the US its the opposite.  We always have the 25 off and everybody used to have the 26 off as well, but not anymore, the retail market has to make money.
Christmas dinner is Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and dessert.  Christmas eve at our house is all about finger foods,
Boxing day is left overs after you have come home exhausted from shopping....
News Years day is a little better, most shops are closed, we have a ham, scalloped potatoes, vegetables and anything else that happens to be laying around.  And of course the house is full of desserts, candies and chocolates.  At my house we open presents on the morning of the 25th before breakfast, have a big breakfast, and then clean up the mess from opening the presents, and get the food ready for Christmas Dinner.  We are a small family 3 of us and my mother in-law.  So really its not to much work.  Our neighbour who is Romanian cooks pork, that there traditional Christmas dinner, and they have different customs as well.  I would love to hear yours how you celebrate, what you cook, do you buy lots of presents, do you just buy a few, do you do stockings, etc.


  1. Lovely picture! Here in Germany everything closes over Christmas, and Sundays and holidays too! I don't celebrate Christmas, but enjoy looking at all the bright decorations and the Christmas markets we have here. Valerie

  2. Thanks, Lee, yes, blog readers do come and go and we don't tend to look at much older posts, although why not?
    Love your orange vase of pink flowers whether it's old or new.

  3. We're doing Thanksgiving dinner and there should be 8 - 9 people here. Turkey and all the trimmings cooked by HB! Christmas for us is rather quiet. We don't buy a lot of gifts. The ones we have are opened on Christmas day. The meal that day is usually something easy to fix that can be eaten anytime someone is hungry.

  4. Thank you so much for describing the menue you are planning for the christmas days! This is a great inspiration for me :) Usually we have meat fondue in the evening of 24th December, a marinated pot roast with dumplings and red cabbage on the 25th or a christmas goose and the leftovers on the 26th. We also have tons of christmas cookies and stollen and this year I plan nothing else than having a quiet christmas, sitting on my couch and reading some exciting books to take me away from reality. I would love to use your picture above as a bookmark. It looks lovely! Do you allow me to print it and put it on cardboard for my private reading fun?


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