Silly Season Break


I wasn’t going to have a break from posting blog posts over Christmas – New Year, but I have now decided that I will. I’m just too tired not to have a break. So at some point I’m going to go bush, throw up the tent and read some books (modern-style). I could really use the break right now. Still, from time to time I may post something I come across. This will be an extended period, from the time I post this update, through to the middle of January 2018. From that point I’ll get back to more regular posts.

So let me take this opportunity to wish you all a great Christmas and New Year, and enjoy the time with family and friends if you can. – now something for a parting laugh

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9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions


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There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you’ve probably never heard of – the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala). But these are the top 9 most unexpected, random, weird, awesome holiday traditions from around the world.

Christmas Log – Catalonia, Spain
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Awww, look at the little Tió de Nadal (Christmas Log). Yes, it’s a log with legs and a face and a little red hat. It may seem like a joke that just caught on, but the tradition hails from old Catalan mythology. The log is introduced in Catalan homes at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception every December 8. Leave food out for your little log each night. He gets hungry you know. And don’t forget a blanket! He might get cold. And when the kids aren’t looking, hide presents under…

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