Archives for the day of: December 23, 2016

Viva la Noche de Rabanos and this post shows you that there is always something new to learn and celebrate! I’m keeping this in mind for my celebrations next year…should I live so long. Also Viva all CATZ! ~~dru~~

I keep my Christmas decorations up until January 5th, by my reckoning the 12th night, but when I used to really celebrate that eve…it was just with sweets and champagne and friends.

Now, I just take down my decorations but substitute Winter for Christmas. My trees in this mostly sunny land are decorated with white lights instead of multi-lights and “Santie” is nowhere around.

I thrive, drive, and almost survive this time of year. Thank you for an informative post. ~~dru~~

English-Language Thoughts

Who’s going to be coming down your chimney tomorrow night, sack of gifts in tow? Santa Claus? Santy? St. Nick? Or perhaps Father Christmas?

The most common name for the chap is of course Santa Claus, which comes from the Dutch Sinterklaas, in turn derived from St. Nicholas. A Greek bishop working in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), he became famous for a secret habit of gift-giving. Also, because of the many miracles associated with him, he also became known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker, and it’s a shame that name hasn’t remained popular.

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And what is a Friday without The Last of the Mills; fatherkane? ~~dru~~

The Last Of The Millenniums

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Just take it easy out there guys and ENJOY the Season instead of imploding or worse yet exploding. Merry Merry and Happy Happy. ~~dru~~

Random Writings on the Bathroom Wall

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Happy Happy Day Before the Day Before. ~~dru~~

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I add my Good Wishes for whatever Celebrate also to this PurFFect Post. ~~dru~~

Letters from Athens

With warmest wishes to all my readers and loyal followers, whether celebrating the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah or any other rite, ritual or feast. Thank you for dropping by and for commenting.

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For those of you who have joined the blog recently, last year I wrote a post about celebratingChristmas in Greece. You can read about it here. You can also find a recipe for the delicious butter cookies we call kourabiedes (κουραμπιέδες) here. Enjoy!

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Just too too Christmasy and Cute not to pass on. ~~dru~~

My OBT

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Well tonight in my little burg, although not snowing as it NEVER snows where I live, it does feel like a Winter’s night and when the clouds separate as they will do in high winds the stars are breathtaking. So this reblog is just purrfect!
~~dru~~

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Randall Thompson’s hauntingly beautiful choral setting of Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

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