Tag Archives: holidays

9/11 seventeen years later

I believe for my regular readers it is common knowledge that I was on my very first grand castle tour when 9/11 happened. Many years have passed and the most memorable event for me was coming home to Denver a … Continue reading

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Who wrote God Bless America ?

Would it surprise you to find out that Irving Berlin wrote this song? I think I’ve always known this but it is the most commonly googled question on the internet! This is the 100th anniversary for this song- and Mr. … Continue reading

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The Peterkins Celebrate the Fourth of July

As a card carrying member of the Bicentennial class of the graduating high schoolers of 1976, I’m sure that at some point those of our parents, teachers and elders wondered how we ever made it to become such privileged students. … Continue reading

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What Color is Your World ?

    Earth Day is officially here and many people will be observing it by joining an Eco clean-up crew or involving themselves in some form of green activity just for the occasion. Recycling and reusing (or re-purposing) became an everyday … Continue reading

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What’s in an Irish name ?

     Even though this is officially an American holiday- being St. Patrick’s Day- in Ireland the idea of a re-named saint is one among several. In truth, the patron saint of Ireland ought to be St Brendan whose feast day … Continue reading

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Back to the Lucky Dog!

This is going to be a lucky year for me. I could use some really good luck about now and I’m going to put any that comes my way to good use. Of course, to me, good luck would be … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

by Clement Clarke Moore (born July 15, 1779; died July 10, 1863)   ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with … Continue reading

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A New Year and the latest Hits !

Looking forward to a year filled with all south England’s castles and a new chance to show you more castles in far flung places you’ve never heard of or seen ! This is going to be the best year ever … Continue reading

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England’s Halloween…

“Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!” From the traditional English folk verse, c1870. http://www.francisfrith.com/us/blog/bonfire-night https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashby_St_Ledgers

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In the kitchen…

at Passover it’s all about tradition and presentation. and even a little bit of art…

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