Visit Candy Cane Lane in Edmonton, Alberta

If you like Christmas and are all for the lights, Candy Cane Lane can’t be missed. Candy Cane Lane was started over 40 years ago by a small group of residents in Crestwood Community of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It all started with a few houses putting up some impressive lights and decoration displays. The spirit spread to other residents along 148th street from 100th avenue to 92 avenue. Today there…

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Christmas in Paris

When you think of Paris at night, the first thing that may come to mind is the Eiffel Tower glittering in the dark. At Christmas time, there are so many more lights to enchant you in this beautiful city. The first place to start is the Champs Elysees. The whole boulevard is lined with trees decorated in dancing lights, blue, purple, green, red and orange. The trees sparkle with the…

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History of the Christmas Market in Europe

I did a guest post over at the lovely Marcia Richard’s blog on the History of Christmas in Europe. Here’s just a taste of what I write about: In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent (coming of Christmas) is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas market or “Weihnachtsmarkt”. In southern Germany and Austria it is sometimes called a “Christkindelsmarkt” (in German means “Christ child market”). The markets…

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Christmas is coming and its ROW80 check in time

I’ve been a bad girl. I mean a really bad girl. I haven’t been writing or keeping up with my other ROW80 goals, which includes reading one fiction book and one writing craft book. With 11 days left of ROW80 (and 13 days until Christmas, because Christmas Eve counts to me) this is what I got: Goal #1: Write 50,000 words towards my WIP in this round. So far I’ve…

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Christmas trees in Brussels

As I mentioned before in a pervious post, its not uncommon to be awoken at 6:00am on a Saturday because the alarm at the Belgian restauarant accross the road likes to go off at least once a month. I’m not sure if its a problem they just can’t fix or if the place is haunted. Yesterday morning (Wednesday, Nov. 30), I was sitting in the kitchen having breakfast around 7:30am before…

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