Archive | December, 2013

Purple Grape’s Family Christmas Crackers

13 Dec

  Hopefully you are all fully in the festive spirit now and have even been to your first couple of celebrations, maybe with a few glasses of mulled wine and some mince pies. Have you found your favourite yet? Let us know on twitter with #mincepiewars. As with Thanksgiving which I wrote about last week, […]

Thanksgiving feast

2 Dec

While doing the research for this blog it became apparent that although Thanksgiving is based on the 1621 feast it wasn’t made an official holiday until much later. There had been sporadic celebrations up until this point and although President George Washington did proclaim Thursday 26th November 1789 ‘a day of public thanksgiving and prayer’ […]