Once a year I have the pleasure of celebrating Easter, a holiday, which I greatly appreciate, and looking back have always appreciated a lot. I don't think that I ever did go to an Easter service, but I sure did learn about the religious significance of the holiday. I guess the pagan traditions are the ones … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Discovering Traditions: Novruz – Spring festival in Azerbaijan by Dr Gulara Vincent
The 21st of March marks the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring. Today, I am happy to welcome back Gulara Vincent for this lovely guest contribution to Discovering Traditions, you can find her previous guest post here, and an overview of this blog's guest posts here. Novruz – Spring festival in Azerbaijan by Dr … Continue reading Discovering Traditions: Novruz – Spring festival in Azerbaijan by Dr Gulara Vincent
A long forgotten picnic
"Look mom, she looks just like me!" Cassy exclaimed with her finger pointing at a girl in the middle of a black and white photograph in a photo album with yellowed pages. It was a photograph of a group of people sitting on and around a picnic blanket. The well nourished men were holding wine … Continue reading A long forgotten picnic
Les fleurs du printemps – Frühlingsblumen – Spring Flowers
C'est officiel! Le printemps a commencé, en tout cas au niveau du calendrier nous avons passé le cap. L'equinox a eu lieu. Par contre en terme de températures printanières ce n'est pas encore gagné. (Petite doit encore mettre une écharpe et la plus part du temps un bonnet. Vu qu'elle commence à marcher, et surtout à … Continue reading Les fleurs du printemps – Frühlingsblumen – Spring Flowers