Well here we are, Tibb’s Eve 2017, only minutes away from Christmas Eve!!
I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Christmas is a special time for me and my family, we make sure our I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed during this time of year. Having said that this year we found ourselves trying to play catch up. Today Lisa and I spent most of the day in the city shopping, yes , on Tibb’s Eve. That might seem a bit odd for me , but when I was young, this was the day we took our grandfather to Hr. Grace to get some “provisions” this also included him purchasing spirits for Christmas. Tibb’s Eve now seems to have ballooned into a booze fest, in our household’s it was a time for sampling, to ensure everything was ready, to ensure the baked goods tasted just right for the friends and family who would come for a visit. Don’t get me wrong, it was also a time to sample spirits, but you need to put it in context, back 40-50 years ago and even earlier, real liquor was hard to come but , due to economics and availability. So calling it a booze day is a new day sort of thing in my opinion.
If you would like to learn more about our tradition please visit my other blog and some of my stories on Tibb’s Eve and Christmas Eve as well as my new You Tube post of my recording Scarlet Ribbons!!