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Mary, Queen of Scots: An Inconvenient Queen?

Mary, Queen of Scots: An Inconvenient Queen?

Mary, Queen of Scots is my favourite historical figure. A monarch from my favourite house (Stuart), although her life was marred by tragedy she always strove to do the best by her people. Periodically she becomes popular in the media again, and we have the […]

Christmas Eve Reading Plans

Christmas Eve Reading Plans

I think that all of us have seen those Pinterest and Facebook posts about how in Iceland you exchange books on Christmas Eve and then spend the evening reading them. (Although, I’ve seen a lot of pushback from people living in Iceland on whether or […]

6 Books to Give to Anyone, Blogmas

6 Books to Give to Anyone, Blogmas

Now that we are close to Christmas, some people will be searching last minute for that perfect gift that they just couldn’t find. And I think that a book is always the perfect gift, and most of us do live close enough to a bookstore […]

After-Christmas Shopping Hacks, Style File Friday

After-Christmas Shopping Hacks, Style File Friday

In the past year, I’ve been able to add some fantastic handbags to my collection. I am very particular when it comes to handbags and what I am looking for, and I tend to have a very strict budget to work within. I have had […]

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s The Nutcracker

I think I that I am pretty vocal about my love of The Nutcracker. I love that is the first ballet that many people are able to see, and is often the ballet that gets kids interested in ballet to begin with. I love that there […]

Ornament of the Day 6, Blogmas

Ornament of the Day 6, Blogmas

In case you don’t know, travel is a pretty big part of my life. I love exploring new places, and especially diving into it’s history! I do love collecting ornaments when I travel, but I find depending on the time of year, it can be […]

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 […]