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Do you remember doing the Bunny Hop? I learnt it as a kid in the early ’70’s in dance class. The Bunny Hop and the Finnish Folk Dance called "Letkajenkka" (aka Letkis) are nearly identical. Both became a dance craze around the world. The Bunny Hop became popular in the early 1950’s. The Ray Anthony […]
It’s January 1st, a new year a new you! Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to lose weight and get in shape. There are apps that can help you. I decided in December to try a weight loss app in advance of the New Year. I found one called LoseIt! So far I’ve lost 3 pounds […]
Check out Celebrating Christmas Musical Traditions Around the World to learn about different holiday traditions. You can take a virtual holiday trip to Mexico, South Korea, Norway, Australia and Nigeria. Enjoy! Mama Lisa
Shirley Pitcher wrote to me from Australia about a family tradition, handed down from her great-grandmother who came from North Ireland, to eat Nettle Cake or Eccles Cake on New Year’s Eve. Here’s Shirley’s letter followed by a recipe I found for Eccles Cake: The Great-Grandma I remember – Her name was Rosa – she […]
Monique wrote from France about terms of endearment used in French, Spanish and English that use Animal names... In French, we use many animals names as endearment words. We use: Mon poussin (my chick) Mon poulet (my chicken) Ma poule/poulette (my hen/little hen - mostly for girls) Ma cocotte (my hen – cocotte is baby […]
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