The ocean breeze.  Crashing waves.  The butterflies of excitement. Violin music floating through the air. Engulfed in love, surrounded by family and friends. Tradition is present.  Two cultures combined. The squeezing of hands.  The stolen glances.  Words spoken from the heart. Mr. and Mrs.  Sealed with a kiss.  Bonded with a hug.  Now together as … More OUR WEDDING DAY

To Hug, or Not to Hug, That is the Question.

I need to teach my family how to hug. We are a Canadian family with an Eastern European background.  We hug when necessary…we hug “hello” and “good-bye” when we don’t see the person often, and we hug….hmmm???…well, it’s not an everyday occasion.  So, I think my family might be a bit overwhelmed come December, when … More To Hug, or Not to Hug, That is the Question.

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I had a dream the other night that woke me up in a panic.  No, I wasn’t being chased by some axe murderer, nor was I being haunted by creepy ghosts and ghouls. I hadn’t bought my jewellery yet.  Now, wait, wait!!  Let me finish…I’m not some shopaholic gal who’s worst nightmare is her credit … More 176 days left