This is the weekend that most Canadians look forward to: Victoria Day, celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria, our first sovereign queen. May 24th marks her official birthday, but the holiday falls on the last Monday before May 25. While still proud of our English … [Read more...] about Canadians Ease into Summer with Victoria Day Holiday
"Since the day I was born I have loved you so much..." were the opening words I penned on a handmade Mother's Day card back in the 3rd grade. Those were the only words I remember as our teacher was a merciless editor and I think those were the only original words I was allowed … [Read more...] about The History of Mothers Day
Mother's Day is on the horizon and often poses a challenge when you are searching for unique ways to share time with mom. You could take mom to a tea room, but if you are on a budget or just want to take it one step further you can host your one tea party. Moms generally … [Read more...] about Hosting Tea for Mom is a Great Mother’s Day Idea
Hot cross buns have come a long way since its humble beginning. Many cultures such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used to make sweet and spiced breads during the onset of spring to celebrate the end of winter and the start of a new season. However, it is said that the … [Read more...] about So Why Do we Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter?
This coming week Christians around the world are celebrating Easter. A moveable feast, Easter occurs the First Sunday after the Full Moon following the Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It is late this year, just like Spring. Marking the end of Lent, Holy Week leads … [Read more...] about Hot Cross Buns are Still a Good Friday Tradition