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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 […]

Friendly Theatre Etiquette

Friendly Theatre Etiquette

I’ve written on theatre etiquette before. It is one of my biggest pet peeves, if I’m being honest. Going to the theatre is not a regular occurrence for most of us, and the afternoon or evening can be spoiled by a few selfish people. This […]

An Historian About… Nutcracker 2016

An Historian About… Nutcracker 2016

One of my very favourite holiday traditions is and will always be The Nutcracker. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is a cultural icon and I go out of my way to attend as many performances as I can! You can see my Nutcracker post from 2015 […]

Getting a Christmas Tree, Canadian Style (Blogmas # 10)

Getting a Christmas Tree, Canadian Style (Blogmas # 10)

We, like many other families, go and get our Christmas tree from a tree farm. Most of my friends actually have artificial trees, but we have never had a fake tree! Last year we all started going with my dad to get the tree, and […]

Christmas Books- There a lot of options! (Blogmas #9)

Christmas Books- There a lot of options! (Blogmas #9)

As I’ve mentioned in recent posts, I was lucky enough to take the “History of Christmas” in my undergraduate coursework. As such, I was given a license to read all of the Christmas literature I could get my hands on! (Quite a bit, as it […]

THE NUTCRACKER (yes, in all uppercase)

THE NUTCRACKER (yes, in all uppercase)

In case I haven’t been explicit in past posts, the Nutcracker is my favourite ballet. I know that some people say that it is too simplistic and too mainstream, but I love it anyways. It is Christmas-y and elegant and fun and challenging for the […]

I’m a Dork, a Ballet Dork- Five Books You Should Read

I’m a Dork, a Ballet Dork- Five Books You Should Read

I’m a dork, a ballet dork. I’m not sure if it has ever come up on the blog before, but I am slowly researching on the history of ballet- specifically the history of the Royal ballet companies of the Commonwealth. I started dancing way back […]