Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Easter Egg Museums

Easter Egg Museums

The incredible, edible egg! Contrary to rumors of strictly pagan origins, eggs have been associated with Judaism and Christianity for centuries. For example, at the Passover Seder a hard-boiled egg dipped in salt water symbolizes both new life and the Passover sacrifice offered at the Temple in Jerusalem. The truth is, almost every culture and… CONTINUE READING…

Two fun Easter Quizzes

Two fun Easter Quizzes

How about an Easter Week quiz? How about TWO quizzes? All in good fun, as the answers are in spoiler boxes directly below each quiz. How well do YOU know your Easter trivia? Give it a go! The first quiz is on general Easter topics. For the second quiz I turned to the Bible, which… CONTINUE READING…

Mazes Galore! Not all have hedges!

Mazes Galore! Not all have hedges!

Did you honestly think I would stop with hedge mazes? Of course not! MAZE MONTH would not be complete without shining a wee bit of history and light on the plethora of mazes and labyrinths that are not made of foliage. This will be the finale to what has been an absolute delightful topic. I… CONTINUE READING…

Christmas Trivia from the USA, and more tidbits

Christmas Trivia from the USA, and more tidbits

As a sorta followup to last Friday’s blog Fun and Fascinating Christmas Trivia, here are more interesting factoids about the holiday. These tidbits center around the United States and pop culture. Enjoy! Christmas Trivia from the United States The first Christmas celebrated on land that is now part of the United States took place near… CONTINUE READING…

Fun and Fascinating Christmas Trivia

Fun and Fascinating Christmas Trivia

Fun and fascinating Christmas trivia! Write these down to dazzle your holiday guests! The crew of NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight made history when they played “Jingle Bells” on December 16, 1965, earning the jolly jingle the Guinness World Record for being the first song ever played in space. Written by Unitarian church organist James Lord… CONTINUE READING…

Hazards of a Windy Day ~ Watch Out!

Hazards of a Windy Day ~ Watch Out!

We are fully into the autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere, with winter fast approaching. Thus, as the days grow shorter, the weather becomes increasingly unpredictable. Today, your friendly author comes to you with a word of warning and a visual reminder of the potential hazards to being caught unaware by an abrupt gust… CONTINUE READING…

OMG! Mind-blowing Trivia!

OMG! Mind-blowing Trivia!

Maybe these twenty fascinating tidbits won’t blow your mind, but they might come in handy when watching Jeopardy or playing Trivial Pursuit! Hershey’s Kisses are named after the kissing sound the deposited chocolate makes as it falls from the machine onto the conveyor belt. The Titanic wreckage was discovered during a top-secret mission to search… CONTINUE READING…

BACK to BLOGGING! Giveaway Winners!

BACK to BLOGGING! Giveaway Winners!

My big BACK TO BLOGGING GIVEAWAY is over so it is time to announce the winners. So exciting! I will be attempting to contact each winner by email, but of course cannot guarantee the mail-gremlins will not chew it up and spit into a spam folder! If your name is below, please respond to the… CONTINUE READING…

Fun to Poke Fun at the Dandies!

Fun to Poke Fun at the Dandies!

“If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed.” The above quote is attributed to George Bryan “Beau” Brummell, and he wasn’t being ironic. Brummell was the trendsetter and undisputed master of the perfect tailoring and simplicity of understated style which became a hallmark of the fashionable Regency Era… CONTINUE READING…

BACK to BLOGGING GIVEAWAY!

BACK to BLOGGING GIVEAWAY!

I am SO happy to be returning to a regular blogging schedule…. and SO thankful to my faithful readers…. and SO excited to welcome new visitors (who will hopefully become new readers of my novels)…. that I simply MUST say thank you with a The official entry form, powered by Rafflecopter, is at the bottom… CONTINUE READING…