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text 2018-12-28 16:39
24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 - Advent, Task 2 (Holiday Traditions)

I don't actually have one single favorite holiday tradition -- to me the holidays are pretty much a multi-faceted package, and each one of the components is equally important; everything from Christmas decorations (even if I haven't put up any this year -- but at least my mom did), candles, and Christmas cookies to the way we traditionally spend Christmas Eve (church, gift giving, sausages and potato salad for dinner, and nonstop favorite holiday movies after that) and taking time to relax and unwind on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  I've come to realize over the years that being at home for Christmas really matters to me as well -- I've had some nice Christmases elsewhere, too, but none has even come close to the extra element of comfort and relaxation that doing "all the old familiar things" at home seems to provide.

 

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text 2018-12-13 18:39
24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 - St. Lucia's Day, Task 4 (Gävle Goat)


The 2009 edition of the Gävle goat
(images collected when compiling the St. Lucia's Day tasks)

 

Ever the optimist, I'm guessing the Goat has survived / will survive this year.  IIRC, it did last year as well -- hopefully that means they've finally learned how to keep the vandals in check!

 

 

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review 2016-06-13 00:00
Christmas at Downton: Holiday Foods and Traditions From The Unofficial Guide to Downton Abbey (Downton Abbey Books)
Christmas at Downton: Holiday Foods and Traditions From The Unofficial Guide to Downton Abbey (Downton Abbey Books) - Elizabeth Fellow Enjoyed this cookbook, there are recipes I look forward to making. Nice tie in to the show.
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text 2013-10-29 14:16
All Hallow's Read 2013: ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties from Neil Gaiman.

Neil Gaiman started a new Halloween tradition in 2010 that involves giving scary books as gifts. As he explains it: 

 

 

"Obviously, we support bookshops and authors, but more than that, this is about making a holiday tradition of book-giving. So feel free to give second-hand books or books from your own shelves. And feel just as free to buy a beautiful new book from a small independent bookseller, or from online or… look, there’s no wrong way to buy a book. You can even gift it to their Kindle … If you do not know what scary book to give someone, talk to a bookseller or a librarian. They like to help. Librarians will not mind even if you admit that you are not planning to take out a book, but instead you are going to buy one and give it to someone."

 

For more info from Gaiman himself, and to see his video, go to his site at www.allhallowsread.com

 

Source: www.allhallowsread.com.
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