Sunday, December 6, 2020



Hello, and welcome again to the Virtual Advent Tour, hosted by sprite writes. Check her blog everyday for a new Advent post from all over the world. Everyone is welcome to share a bit of their Christmas or holiday. If you would like to contribute, head over to sprite writes and pick a date. She has done such a great job keeping this tradition going. (The advent tour is where I first met sprite back in 2007 - how is that possibly that long ago?)

I know everyone says it, but 2020 has been a rough year. We have been extremely lucky here on PEI and have been quite Covid-free, but this week we had a case at my high school, so teachers all had to be tested, we've got 60 or so kids on quarantine as they were close contacts of the positive case, plus all the other kids who are rightly concerned and anxious and stayed home. So far, it doesn't appear to have spread, but it's been a crazy, stressful week as we joined the rest of North America in dealing with the pandemic. 

Everything about Christmas is going to be different for so many people, so falling back on the little traditions that make Christmas meaningful will be more important than ever. Enjoying some decorations you inherited or made, making some favourite recipes to eat with your household, listening to music and watching your favourite holiday movies can all still happen during a pandemic. 

Here's a song I quite enjoy, even if it becomes the biggest ear worm once I listen to it. Adam Sandler amuses me and it's a holiday song - enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by again this year. Having the Virtual Advent Tour is now a tradition at Christmas for me, and one that continues in spite of the pandemic. Here's a look back at my past posts:

In 2019, I shared the extra things that make Christmas sparkly

In 2018, I shared several posts:
    - a look at some Canadian history on December 6th that I always remember
    - a look at advent calendars through my years

In 2017, I shared a song by local sister singers on a charity album
    - in a second post, I shared how I decked the halls with physics haikus with my class

In 2016, I shared the lights of my town, and a recipe for Spumoni shortbreads
In 2015, I shared my Christmas decorations in our new home
In 2014, there was no tour

In 2013, I shared a Christmas series of novellas by Anne Perry that I listened in audio
In 2012, I posted some favourite Christmas mystery  books
In 2011, I posted a 'recipe' for fruitcake that my grandmother had given me.

In 2010, I took a humorous look at some local events on Prince Edward Island.
In 2009, we played 'guess the carol'
In 2008, I played a game of 'guess the movie', and my favorite Christmas picture ever.
In 2007, it was the original 'guess the carol' game, with your vocabulary tested, and my whipped shortbread cookie recipe.