Russian Mothers’ Day

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In Honour of Harriet Vane

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Russian Mothers’ Day, Task 4 & Door 15 – International Human Rights Day, Tasks 3 & Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 1: Door 10, Task 4: Forget-me-nots and handmade medals of honor are important Russian Mothers’ Day gifts.  Create a medal of honor (with or without the […]

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Royalty Moonlighting as Commoners in Fiction

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Russian Mothers’ Day, Task 2: Towards the end of the 17th century, there was a Russian apprentice carpenter and shipwright going by the name Peter Mikhailov in the Dutch town of Zaandam (and later in Amsterdam), who eventually turned out to be none other than Tsar Peter the Great, […]

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Lesley Cookman: Murder in Steeple Martin

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Russian Mothers’ Day, Book: Read a book set in Russia, by a Russian author, featuring a story within a story (like a Russian “matryoshka” doll), or featuring a character who is a mother.   Well, it turns out this book has a dual timeline (or at least significant flashbacks […]

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24 Festive Tasks, Door 10: Russian Mothers’ Day

Reblogged from: Mrs. Claus’ Tea House   This holiday has more meaning for me, as on Friday I picked up my mom from the airport so she can spend Thanksgiving with us. We haven’t had face-to-face time with her since August 2015! I picked her up and then we went to surprise the kids at […]

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A Mother’s Day Memory

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day, Task 2: Do you have a favorite Mothers’ Day memory that you are happy to share?  Photos welcome but optional. I usually give my mom a bouquet of flowers and take her out for lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day.  One occasion I remember particularly well […]

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Favorite Shoes

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day, Task 3: Perhaps the best-known scene in the James Bond novel and film From Russia With Love is 007 being poisoned by Russian agent Rosa Klebb with a venom-laced blade hidden in her shoe.  Tell us: Have you ever owned any particular / outrageous / funny / best-beloved […]

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The Mother of All Writerly Sins

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day, Task 1: Tell us: What is the mother of all writerly sins in your book (tropes, grammar mistakes, telling instead of showing, etc.)? The mother of all writerly sins, in my book, is simply to annoy or to bore me.  I know that sounds awfully general, […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May, and complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s […]

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