Our family has embarked on virtual travels to various countries and regions. To explore these countries and their cultures, we have followed along with the festivals, cooked and eaten traditional foods, learned of traditional handicrafts with hands on exploration, along with many activities to immerse ourselves. Chronicled here are some of these activities.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Our Weekend in a Nutshell

There was lots happening this past weekend, and luckily the nasty cold that hit me mid week had started tapering off in time for the weekend (though came back with a flu like vengeance yesterday!). So with a little less energy, but no less enthusiasm (overall), we enjoyed a busy weekend. 

My nephew "graduated" daycare, and they put on the cutest performance. Pea's grade 9 graduation is coming up, and with it a semi formal dance and after months of on and off shopping, we finally, finally found a beautiful dress she loves, is comfortable wearing and within budget. 

There were a couple of events I didn't want to miss happening as well: Aboriginal Day Live and the Multicultural festival. Saturday we wandered tents and teepees, learning about various aspects of East Coast Canadian aboriginal culture - we tasted traditional breads, tried our hands with "basket" weaving, learned about the intricacies of porcupine quillwork, stood in awe of amazing artwork, and enjoyed Mi'kmaq folktales. 

Sunday we headed to the tents of the Multicultural festival, where wandered those tents and played with Chinese puppets, learned about Iran, and bought a beautiful Oware game board - having made one months ago, the game has quickly become a family favorite. We enjoyed great performances, and had a lunch that between the four of us included Chinese, Vietnamese, West African, Lebanese and Indian food. 

Celebrating a dear friend's birthday with the amazing women in our lives
It was a fun, busy, and rather educational weekend. My favorite :) Now I need to rest because it's about to be a busy, busy couple of months!


  1. What an awesome week. I am sorry you got a summer cold. I think they are often more miserable than the winter ones.
    Blessings, Dawn

    1. Thanks Dawn, I'm rarely sick for more than a day or so, and thrown off when it hits me hard! I'm on the mend now, no more breaks here!

  2. Glad to hear you are feeling better now! We've got three ill at the moment with one diagnosed Scarlett Fever (B3). I am looking forward to everyone being well again (it's been three weeks so far)
    Will we get to see Pea's dress? I do hope so.
    Have a lovely rest!

    1. I didn't think scarlet fever even occurred anymore! It frankly sounds frightening. I hope everyone is back to their healthy energetic selves soon!


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