Category Archives: Xmas

Saturday Snap – ‘Tis The Season (For Candy!)

Music Monday – “The party’s on/The feeling’s here/That only comes this time of year/Simply having a wonderful Christmastime”

Another re-imagined Christmas classic… “Wonderful Christmastime” – Tom McRae

Merry Christmas Drink

Shea made us a very tasty Christmas-themed drink this past weekend featuring peppermint vodka, toffee cream liqueur and chocolate-flavoured whiskey along with a rimmer of melted After 8 peppermint chocolates and crushed candy cane. We didn’t name the drink but I’m going to suggest “Christmas Star” since it certainly was a star of our weekend. […]

Music Monday – “Once bitten and twice shy/I keep my distance/But you still catch my eye/Tell me, baby/Do you recognize me?/Well, it’s been a year/It doesn’t surprise me”

It hasn’t been consistent but over the years, I’ve often done one off or even a series of Christmas-themed  “Music Monday” song posts through December. I thought I’d do it again this year and have lots of ideas for this year’s series from a MetaFilter thread looking at the Wham song “Last Christmas” as well as various other songs […]

Saturday Snap – Gingerbread House

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Christmas Tower (December 2010)

I’m not sure what’s going to topple over first – the Lego tower or Pace!

The Cult of Instant Pot

It was one of this year’s hottest Black Friday items online and the Instant Pot ™ combination pressure cooker/slow cooker, invented by a group of former Nortel engineers in Ottawa, has been compared to a cult for its fanatical following. What’s the appeal?  It quickly cooks food that’s tasty, healthy and, compared to the 1970’s pressure […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Getting Ready For The Holiday Concert (December 2012)

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – New Years Eve Countdown, Iberostar Varadero (December 31, 2015)

Hard to believe that just over a year ago, we were celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cuba!

Music Monday – “Tell me baby/Do you recognize me?/Well it’s been a year/It doesn’t surprise me”

As it comes to close, lots of talk about 2016 being a jinxed year – Prince & David Bowie die, Gord Downie has cancer, Brexit, Trump wins and more. There’s still a week left so who knows what else will happen but now you’ve got one of the bestselling artists of all-time (both as a […]