Happy Thanksgiving, USA!

Have a wonderful Holiday!

Thanksgiving greetings


Be careful when carving the turkey…Cartoon about Thanksgiving


And don’t go too wild on Black Friday!

Thanksgiving article



Happy Independence Day!

HTWB Independence Day
A very Happy Fourth of July to all our US friends
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With all our good wishes on Memorial Day, USA – thinking of you

DSC_0721May they never be forgotten.

Hey, you Yanks – get this (from the, er, Queen)

Given all the political fuss going on in the USA right now – especially driven by a certain head of badly combed-over hair – my cousin Janet M. from PEC, Ontario thought it was time we Canadians and Brits laid the law down about how to sort out those flibbertygibbety upstarts south of the Canadian/US border. Here is the communiqué** Janet asked me to share on behalf of our dear, sensible, nearly-90-year-old Queen Elizabeth…

Queen and Reagan on horses

HM Queen showing a former US underling how to ride a horse properly: no barrel racing or sliding stops for this “trail ride.” Centennial, a Standard Bred horse given to HM Queen by the Canadian Mounties and ridden here by Mr Reagan, looks suitably inspired.

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Somebody said … Happy May Mothers Day

For all you Moms out there … some smiles and good sense for everyone who celebrates Mother’s Day in May. Original author unknown.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby…somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, normal is history.

Somebody said Happy May Mothers Day

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct…somebody never took a three-year-old shopping. [Read more…]

Yankee Doodle Dandy rewritten for USA Independence Day

medium_2753620187In a special tribute to these “two countries split by a common language,” I have rewritten the lyrics to Yankee Doodle bringing them up to date from the bad old days of the Boston Tea Party and other unfortunate misunderstandings between the UK and the USA.

(PSSSTTT…don’t tell anyone, but Wikipedia claims the song was first sung by British military officers about the Yankees….sing along, anyway!) [Read more…]