Give a hug

My friend Vivian Arend is trying to keep the spirit of Christmas this year on her blog with her 12 Days of Giving posts.  Today she’s encouraging people to call someone and let them know you appreciate them.  As part

To all my readers …

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness.To an opponent, tolerance.To a friend, your heart.To a customer, service.To all, charity.To every child, a good example.To yourself, respect.                               Oren Arnold

Tick tock, tick tock

Christmas in the Braemel house was a blast this year. I did lots of baking, but even so the chocolate macaroons and double batch of peanut butter cookies I made didn’t last until Christmas morning. We had only one minor

Tis the season …

If you’re Dutch, Zalig Kerstfeast. If you’re French, Joyeux Noel; Spanish – Feliz Navidad; Polish – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia. For those of you in Wales, Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhna mhath ùr! Greece – Kala Christouyenna! or Ireland, Nollaig Shona