A Tribute to Her Majesty

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96 on September 8, 2022.  Her Majesty dedicated her life to serving her people. Even before she was queen she was in the Auxillary Territorial Service, working as a mechanic. She was also a …

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The Eurovision Song Contest

Photo by Wendy Wei on Pexels.com You may have never heard of the Eurovision Song Contest* but did you know it’s been a part of European culture for generations? The annual music competition for Europe’s best original song only happens once a year which, to many fans, is like waiting for Christmas. From ballads to …

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Celebrate National Tea Day

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com April 21 marks National Tea Day, a day to celebrate and honor one of the most popular beverages in the world. National Tea Day is mostly celebrated in the UK but you can celebrate anywhere in the world. Here are some ways to celebrate: Go to a cafe It …

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Tea in East Frisia

Have you heard of East Frisian tea? You probably haven’t. With the recent celebration of Oktoberfest, it got me wondering about how Germans drink their tea. My research then led me to the East Frisians and their tea culture. So who are the East Frisians? East Frisians are a Germanic ethnic group originating from the …

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Flavor of Life

Photo by Anna Tukhfatullina Food Photographer/Stylist on Pexels.com After a long and quite interesting summer (looking at you Brood X cicadas), the fall season is finally upon us as the wind gets chillier and the leaves begin to drift quietly to the ground. Chillier weather allows for the perfect tea drinking weather. The English Tea …

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Burns Night Cranachan Recipe

January 25 marks the birthday of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns (January 25, 1759-July 21, 1796). in what's known as Burns Night. Each year Scottish people in Scotland and around the world celebrate the bard by reading his written works, drinking whisky, and enjoying a Burns Supper. Burns Supper usually consists of haggis, neeps and …

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January Challenge: Go Vegan!

Happy New Year! 2020 was a hard year for everyone so we're looking to 2021 with a more positive outlook. With many under quarantine during the last year, a lot of people have taken the time to improve themselves by learning a new skill or taking up a new hobby. Since it's January, now has …

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What’s Advent?

Something I noticed in my social media feeds yesterday was that people are wishing their followers a Happy Advent. Naturally, curiosity got the best of me so it led me to do some research. Advent (adventus in Latin meaning arrival or coming) is celebrated by Christian denominations around the world. It marks a new spiritual …

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The Holidays Are Here!

Normally November is a bit early to be decorating for the holidays but I think 2020 should be an exception. 2020 has been quite a dismal year. Nobody expected to see a global pandemic in our lifetimes along with so much turmoil and chaos in the world. Sometimes we need to escape from all that. …

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