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Great British traditions: the queen’s tweeter and runners in fancy dress

Madge, as my friend R. calls her royal Madge-esty, was recently looking for someone to handle her Twitter account.

You didn’t think the queen would do her own tweeting, did you? 627 more words

Americans In Britain

Reinventing the Wheel!

Sorry this is 4 months too late  – but it’s about Christmas  enjoy !

Ah so it’s that time of year again where everyone makes that extra bit more effort to get along , over spend and stuff their faces only to regret it in January  – Yes I’m talking about the one and old undisputed heavyweight champion of all the holidays known as Christmas !   523 more words

The History of Crafting

Contributor post by Catherine from DesignsbyCnC

Crafting has always been a human activity.  We are driven to create for many different reasons sometimes by need, challenge, spiritual or the drive for artistic expression. 759 more words

Focus Of The Month

The egg, the whip and the fire truck

It is Easter! That means bunnies, finding hidden Easter eggs and watching the 500th rerun of Jesus Christ Superstar or the like. That is, of course, if you are not living in Slovakia. 835 more words


The National Game of Texas

In 1887, in the tiny North Texas town of Trappe Spring, two young boys had a problem. Twelve-year-old William Thomas and 14-year-old Walter Earl both really liked playing cards – not games of gambling, but trick-taking card games similar to Bridge, Spades, Whist, and the like. 651 more words


TRADITIONS: The Egg Painter

The Easter tradition of dying eggs is practiced by people all over the world, but in Ciocanesti, a small village in Romania’s northern region of Bukovina, this tradition has evolved into an art form.

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Getting Ready for Easter: Shops in Florence

It has been obvious for days that Easter is nearly upon us here in Florence: the churches offer more religious ceremonies, the streets are clogged with more and more tourists, and Easter merchandise has dominated the stores. 405 more words