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The 100 Things List And Our Visit to the Highland Maple Festival

Several years ago, after we’d been living in North Carolina for a while, I read about an annual festival celebrating the beginning of the maple syrup season, somewhere in Virginia.   1,628 more words


Strange British traditions: cheese roll and flaming tar barrels

The other day, Wild Thing and I were talking with friends about the Gloucester Cheese Roll. Unlike an egg roll, which in Britain is an egg on a roll and not (as it is in the U.S.) Chinese veggies and sometimes meat or seafood deep-fried inside a wrapper, this is not cheese on a roll but… 930 more words

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Hiking at Hanging Rock State Park

This past weekend, *A* and I took advantage of the beautiful weather by spending Saturday at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina.  It’s about an hour and a half from our house, and though we’ve hiked in many of the state parks around us, it’s one we hadn’t visited yet. 965 more words


Lessons from St. Patrick

One of my favorite days of the year, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – is almost here. It’s one of my favorites not because I especially love wearing green, but because there really was a man named Patrick who deserves to be remembered. 469 more words


Sve za Beba~All for Baby Traditions in Serbia 1

When I came to Serbia so many years ago,  I was in awe of the different traditions. Having wet hair and going out in any weather is inviting death as well as opening two windows at once that will bring the dreaded draft or promaja. 421 more words


My inspiration...

Today, 86 years ago the world became a much better place, my Granny was born.

My granny has been for me, my inspiration, my sense of belonging in the world. 219 more words