Christmas Nostalgia

The smell of freshly baked cakes in the nipping air.....the sound of pealing bells.....the merry chatter of playing kids....these are all part of the special memories of Christmas. The word 'Christmas' is synonymous with happiness, holidays and cakes. In school, teachers would be in a hurry to finish off the portions for the Christmas exams,… Continue reading Christmas Nostalgia

Thanksgiving Day across Cultures

Oh....it is Thanksgiving Day today in the United States. Or so my calendar proclaims. That set me thinking......how did the custom of Thanksgiving originate? Is it exclusive to the United States or are there such customs the world over? For that matter, what are the Americans giving thanks for when they celebrate Thanksgiving? I donned… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day across Cultures