The annual SnowDays winter festival in Banff National Park continues to evolve. Highlights for 2020 include snow sculptures in Banff and ice sculptures at Lake Louise. Pack your camera and skates and enjoy a mid-winter day in the Canadian Rockies!
There's so much jingle-jangle during the holiday season: Salvation Army Santa's at donation boxes, Christmas music streaming from the speakers in every store, the tiny bells attached to my holiday socks, and my nerves after a long-day of shopping or too much holiday hostessing! No wonder PBC host PJ assigned Jingle All the Way for this month's theme. 🙂
For the past several years, Lego has released holiday bonus sets - usually two per year. These sets are only available with a minimum purchase, starting on Black Friday. The first 2019 bonus set is the biggest one yet - in terms of the minimum price threshold, the piece count and the completed height. It's a lovely Christmas tree, and is a welcome addition to our mantelpiece holiday decor.
What we eat can trigger a sense of enjoyment, indulgence, guilt, satisfaction or some other feeling. We often cook as a way of caring. We eat "comfort" foods and share meals with family and friends to foster a sense of connectedness. When we're stressed, angry, sad, lonely or bored, our emotions can trigger "bad" eating. Fundamentally, our food choices are about nourishing our bodies, minds and relationships. But they're complicated by a lifetime of food-related memories, pressure to "eat right for the environment," and fear of being judged for our food choices - often silently and without taking into consideration budget and time constraints.
Educational, inspirational and always free (admission, guided tours, hands-on workshops, and parking), Esker Foundation is a great starting point when planning a (half) day in Calgary's Inglewood neighbourhood. Through December 20th, there are two exhibitions in the main space: Jeffrey Gibson's "Time Carriers" and Nep Sidhu's "Divine of From, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare)." Ask for a copy of the printed exhibition brochure or download the Esker app to get the most out of a visit to one of Calgary's leading contemporary art galleries.