Not in my budget, and there are definitely less expensive options, but if you’re in the UK and want to splurge… https://www.visitbritainshop.com/canada/afternoon-tea-shakespeares-globe-theatre/?utm_source=consumer_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=afternoon_tea_and_tour_at_shakespeare_globe_theatre&utm_campaign=june In Victoria, B.C., Canada, These are the places to go: https://www.bcliving.ca/best-afternoon-tea-services-in-victoria but when my mother and I were in Victoria back in 1988, we indulged in the ritual at the Crystal Gardens. A […]

One way to connect modern kids to history is to call their attention to events that happened in the past that are still going on today, and ask their opinions as to whether this is good or bad, should still be going on or shouldn’t still be going on, and why they think this is. […]

Ah, wartime romance! My parents had one of those. They met in February, 1942, and were married by August. Short courtships were common during that period. Most of the marriages lasted, though, including theirs. They were together for sixty-three years. Today would have been their 75th anniversary. http://www.kickvick.com/love-romance-wartime-photos/

August’s book suggestions are Viking or Descendants-Of-Vikings based. Ages 3-7 The Chronicles Of Ragnor Rabbit Book 1: How I Got My Name by Melinda Kinsman (In Comic Style) (Viking Related) Toki In Jorvik by Chris Fell & Ray Page Toki Learns The Runes by Chris Fell & Ray Page   Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures […]

August’s TV and/or movie suggestions are Viking based: Asterix & The Vikings (Animated, 2006) Erik The Conqueror (1961) Erik The Viking (1989) (PG 13) The Long Ships (1964) The Secret Of Kells (Animated, 2009) (Viking Era) (8+ – might frighten younger kids) The Vikings (1958)

COSTUMES By now, almost everyone knows Vikings did NOT wear horned helmets, but chances are young guests will still turn up in them. You therefore have two choices. (1) Be a purist by specifying ‘no horns’ beforehand and stand ready to deny entry to any kid sporting such headgear or (2) Realize the image is, […]

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