I travelled back to 1000 AD and landed in a Viking village

The aroma of barbecue sent me a-whirlin’.My eyes immediately set on the longest link of sausage I had ever laid eyes on. On either side were two huge hunks of mutton. Fresh carrots, onions and mushrooms lay on the grass next to a branched pit over which a black pot was boiling. Wearing a fresh flower wreath atop my head, I entered a tent and chatted with three seated viking women who were weaving and giggling. I pointed at the grey gruel in a bowl on the elaborate red and white rug and inquired, “what’s that?”  Continue reading

Sparkling National Pride–Bead it!

Sweden, Russia, Egypt, Libya, Spain, France, Germany… where’s CANADA?!?!

Never mind, the US isn’t there either.

$20 Preciosa (Czech) crystal beads