Tag: Christmas

Festivals and celebrations, FOOD

My Chocolate Christmas #FlavoursomeTuesdays

While the rest of the world is dreaming of a White Christmas, my family is dreaming of a dark, chocolate one . Preferably with chocolates with liquor that surprises you with its boozy taste . The countdown to Christmas or Advent is observed differently in different parts of the world . While I’m not sure …

MILLENIALS & BABIES, Two and counting

7 ways to keep little ones busy after Christmas is over

7 ways to keep little ones busy after Christmas is over #Christmas is over but the #holidays are not The children have long eaten the  chocolate advent calendar  that kept them busy   busy before Christmas is eaten. Santa has come and gone. The Christmas crackers have popped but the holidays still are on.  This …

Festivals and celebrations

Why is Santa blue? 

   I was walking through the mall at Phoenix Mills and was surprised to find it looking quite empty. I wondered what happened to all the festive cheer that was being flaunted all over Singapore as early as last month?  There was no Christmas music and even the Christmas Tree inside Palladium was a white …

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When Santa Had a Close Shave

Reunions and Nostalgia On the 19th of December our class got together for our 40th reunion. Of course this didn’t mean that it was the 40th meeting since we graduated from high school but it was 40 years since we had finished school. We had our first reunion 25 years  after leaving school and I …

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Annus horribilis – Thoughts at the end of the year

chinese fishing nets found in fort cochin kerala (Photo credit: Wikipedia) English: The Six lane section of Kochi Bypass near Vytila (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This Latin phrase meaning ” a year of horrors” was first brought into the public domain by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 in her New Year address of 1992. The Americans …