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History Bite: Windsor Christmas Traditions

History Bite: Windsor Christmas Traditions

Currently the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex tend to steal the royal spotlight when it comes to Christmas. Who is wearing what, who is staying where, and whose family is supposedly coming are all asked. However, the Windsor dynasty does have many strong Christmas traditions […]

Ornament of the Day 5, Blogmas

Ornament of the Day 5, Blogmas

Ornaments are wonderful gifts- I love giving them, but I especially love receiving them. I usually put them on my Christmas list because they aren’t expensive, don’t take up a ton of room, and are pretty easy to find. (My goal is to usually be […]

The History of Covent Garden

The History of Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of my favourite spots in London (after Kensington Palace, of course). Not only is it a gorgeous market that is so reminiscent of the past, there is so much to do and see there. I don’t think that I’ve had a […]

Christmas Tree Hunting with a Puppy

Christmas Tree Hunting with a Puppy

Hunting for our Christmas tree is one of my favourite holiday traditions. Maybe it is a Canadian thing, but being able to find the tree that you want to bring home and decorate makes looking at your tree so much more special. To me, the […]

Chocolate Christmas Trees

Chocolate Christmas Trees

I’m going to be 100% honest and admit that I spend far too much time on Pinterest and Instagram looking at Christmas-themed appetisers and desserts. (If you are going to go for a theme, you may as well entirely embrace it, right?) One of my […]

Staying Stylish in the Cold, Style File Friday

Staying Stylish in the Cold, Style File Friday

Depending on where you live, wondering how to dress in the cold may not be a question you have to ask yourself. When I lived in Dublin, I never had to worry about having multiple layers on, if I would get frostbite being outside more […]

Ornament of the Day 4, Blogmas

Ornament of the Day 4, Blogmas

Thursday is here, and along with that, another ornament of the day! Writing these posts has really made me realise that I should display my ornaments during the year… Today’s ornament is part of a larger collection of ornaments, that I and other people have […]

History Bite: Georgian and Victorian Christmas Traditions

History Bite: Georgian and Victorian Christmas Traditions

Although the British monarchy tends to claim a direct line back to William the Conqueror, it is quite a meandering line. It takes you through some very different dynasties, who each have their traditions. Last week we quickly looked at Tudor and Stuart Christmas traditions, […]

Ornament of the Day 3, Blogmas 2018

Ornament of the Day 3, Blogmas 2018

I’m back again today with another favourite ornament! I collect ornaments, and I tend to collect ornaments that mean something to me. It might represent one of my passions, one of my hobbies, one of my favourite people or places. All of this is to […]

The 5 Best History Books to Gift! (Blogmas 2018)

The 5 Best History Books to Gift! (Blogmas 2018)

I have already shared my gift guide for historians and history buffs, but I have had quite a few more requests specifically for history books that people can give as a gift. Although my voracious reading habit can sometimes be a pain (there is never enough […]