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While we wait

Christmas – the most family focused event in the Christian side of the World’s religions. They wait in anticipation for the coming of Christ, and celebrate his birth in a small barn somewhere in the outskirts of Bethlehem. Perhaps not … Continue reading

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Christ back in Christmas

When we moved to the US more than five years ago, I was honestly a little surprised with a few cultural differences.  I guess that is what to be expected and all people talk about cultural shock.  It was not … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – hope you’re not offended

It is obvious – we live in a World were freedom of speech has become a misused verb.  It has lost its value and has been replaced by an exaggerated use of political correctness, which is driven into us by the media and … Continue reading

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While we wait for Xmas

The tree has been nicely decorated, food prepared, gifts almost wrapped and the kids are restless – it’s a few hours before the Christmas party starts and a few more hours until the man in the red suit drops down … Continue reading

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Christmas Feeding Frenzy

It’s amazing how much some things that you normally have easy access to suddenly can become something that you’ve missed like a bad craving; like when giving up smoking and never knew sweets would taste that nice. We’ve been in … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Margarita

I’m a big fan of Caipirinha and had contemplated to create a gallon for our New Year eve celebrations.  But, given it was just going to be my wife and I celebrating the change of year, I felt that we … Continue reading

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While We Were Waiting

There’s now way to hide the fact that Christmas was upon our doorsteps, the Xmas decorations had been thrown over houses in an attempt to imitate Clark Griswold and the mail man was extremely busy delivering the thousands of season … Continue reading

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I’ll just wait for Santa

It was one of these days where the kids were overly happy and energetic.  I love those days, especially because they are giddy and ask silly questions. Our oldest daughter is learning about money in school and her teacher even … Continue reading

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Christmas (evil) Spirit

In true Griswold style, I want to make the family Christmas special for the family, in particular the kids.  They need to know it’s Christmas and that it stands for spending time with the family, decorations, trees, lights and of … Continue reading

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Holiday is over

As the new year emerged, greeting us with a touch of frost, we knew the hours were numbered and that we had to go back to our usual routines – school and work. wake up early and bring the kids … Continue reading

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