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We Take Our Halloween 2019 Decorations To The Next Level With A 12′ Inflatable & Even More Lights.

by Anura Guruge


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Our first inflatable! IF we were going to get one, then it had to be the tallest, i.e., 12′. We had seen this one, at a hotel, in Maine last weekend. So, I knew what it looked like.

The flickering flame tiki torches were for I. Again had seen them in Maine. I wanted those BADLY. They are BRILLIANT. Really authentic looking and was on till past mid-night on a 4-hour charge. Might have to get more. In general I am not in favor of solar lights but these look so real and they are not obnoxious in terms of light pollution.

Still have two more sets of lights to put up this weekend. Then we should be done for Halloween. Christmas decorations will go up mid-November.



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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 Will Be On Thursday, November 21.

by Anura Guruge


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Do NOT panic. It is NOT Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the next Thursday — November 28. It is late. Actually so is Beaujolais Nouveau day. That is because November 2019 starts on a Friday. So, the first Thursday is on November 7.

Beaujolais Nouveau day cannot fall on Thanksgiving. They are always a week apart — 3rd Thursday of November and the 4th.

So, just over a month away. I wanted to give you a heads up. I will prime you up the closer we get. OK? Promise.


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More Halloween 2019 Lights & Decorations Go Up.

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It has been a few weeks since she first put up the lights and this year, for the first time really, we have competition! That will not do. So, I got her more lights. So, she put those up. we are not done jet. The coup de grâce is yet to come — I think. I have some ideas and Amazon has the goods. SMILE.


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House Lit & Decorated For Halloween 2019 — With 6-Weeks To Go!

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All Teischan’s work — today, 6-weeks ahead of Halloween, and she is complaining that she was LATE!

Christmas & then Halloween are her two favorite holidays — Easter a distant third and Thanksgiving not even making her radar.

Lights and decorations are her thing. She has been doing the lights on her own. All I have to do is keep her supplied with lights. I got some fancy flame lights for the front door. Upside down flame. Pretty cool.

Given that she put up the Christmas lights on November 19th last year, I assume we will just go from these lights straight to the Christmas ones. The infrastructure with the timers etc. is all in place.

What can I say?

Makes her happy. Keeps her happy.

P.S., I have been informed that she is TOO OLD to go trick or treating this year! Well, I will believe it on the day. This could be the END of OVER 20-years of taking kids trick-or-treating! Yes, over 20-years. 4-kids, widely spaced.


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“Good Friday” Is A Holiday …

by Anura Guruge



At least in the Guruge household in New Hampshire.

I work all holidays, whether it is Christmas or Thanksgiving, so holidays per se have little meaning to I — other than the gluttony and the presents.

But, NO HOMESCHOOLING! I am giving her a break to her intense delight.

Other than the U.S., in every country I have lived in, viz., Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), France & the U.K., Good Friday & Easter Monday have been holidays.

So, it is only fitting that I propagate the custom over to here.

Happy Easter.


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“Sawyers Holiday Open House” Craft Fair, 2018, in Barnstead, N.H., Nov. 24 – 25.

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Visiting “Sawyers Holiday Open House” in Barnstead, NH (next to the White Church) has now become an entrenched Thanksgiving weekend tradition — and I think we have been going to it, without fail, for the last four to five years, if not longer.

So, it was on our lists of things to do after Thanksgiving. Last year we could not get there until Sunday. To make up for that, this year we went around noon on Friday, before most of the nice stuff got snapped out. We were, of course, not disappointed. It is always a treat. Wonderful congenial atmosphere and as much pictures show a array of eye-catching creative products — all by local artisans. They also always have a selection of food for sale and free treats for the visitors. This year we bought some cheese.

A wonderful, rewarding tradition. Such a tranquil and picturesque setting. I love wandering around snapping pictures.

Their 15th annual Fair from what I gather.

They will be open Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25, 2018.

Thank YOU the Sawyer family and their vendors.


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