Happy New Year

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 in All Blog Posts, Calendar, Entertainment, Food, Holidays and Celebrations

Happy New Year

Oh dear, looks like this hapless chap may require a bit of “hair of the dog” to restore him to his former glory, or at the very least to an ‘upright and locked’ position. Note the wobbly-kneed stance so cleverly depicted by the four-footed stumble of our staggering celebrant. Or is it just our own double vision? If you’ve ever attempted to “party hearty” like this sad creature, your sympathies are with him, I’m sure. Aside: Hair of the Dog dates back to the time of Shakespeare, and is a term we use today to refer to treatment for a hangover. Apparently the Scots believed that a...

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Hip Holiday

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 in All Blog Posts, Children, Holidays and Celebrations

Hip Holiday

Hip Holiday For most of us the holidays inspire images of sugarplums and gingerbread, homemade ornaments, sleigh rides, caroling, a crackling fire, and sipping cocoa while watching  the movie It’s a Wonderful Life. We’re all aware the holidays can run the gamut from dreadful to divine, dashed hopes to dreams fulfilled and everything in between.   From before the turn of the century, right up through the 1950’s one thing you could almost surely count on finding, beautifully boxed under the tree or tucked in the toe of your stocking, was a lovely handkerchief. Designs ran the gamut from...

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