2016…Happy New Year… happy mid-January…happy resolutions…and happy detoxing!?!? But how many of us really, REALLY feel like detoxing or dieting in January? Hmmm… Read more
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Growing up in a mostly Irish family, (with some German and Italian thrown in there on my father’s side) meant that Christmas was a full blown Catholic celebration…except I don’t recall ever going to Midnight Mass with my family…nor do I recall having a Nativity Manger and Stable…and I certainly do not remember EVER having an Advent Calendar…until I had children in London. Read more
Fifteen years ago I hosted my first Thanksgiving in London. I was working full time at the time and invited 6 people for dinner and 10 more for dessert. I had my mother’s recipes, my grandmother’s recipes, a turkey from a butcher in Holland Park that cost more than 10 Butterballs, and I had absolutely no clue where to begin or what to do. Honestly… Read more
C2 (who is 6), wanted to know why Americans celebrate Independence Day. This is how the conversation went at breakfast on Wednesday.
C2: So why do Americans celebrate the 4th of July?
Me: Because it is the day we declared independence from Great Britain, back in 1776.
C2: What was Great Britain doing in America?
Me: Remember we learnt that during Thanksgiving – the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower.
C2: Oh yeah, so the Native Americans kicked out the English?
Me: Well, not quite but the American Revolution was a war.
C2: So who won?
Me: The Americans
C2: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!! … Read more