Christmas is the time of giving

This is the third time in six years that I stress the same:

Give a bit of your heart, your time, your energy, your touch,
your love.

Merry Christmas

Upcoming Workshops?


Ages 9 to 12

Workshops run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Sunday, December 11

Saturday, January 7

100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto

$40; $70 for two students

Teen etiquette workshop

Ages 13 to 17

Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 27 – full

Saturday, December 10

Sunday, January 8

100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto

Includes three-course lunch,

a ten-page workbook and a quiz

$175; $295 for two students

Adult etiquette workshop

Workshops run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, December 18

Otherwise, mostly private sessions

100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto

Includes three-course lunch,

an 11-page workbook and a quiz

$175 for university students

$295, $450 for two persons

What people are saying:

I remember my parents getting so excited about the Coronation. Think I still have a Coronation tea set around. For all her attitudes may appear anachronistic now, the Queen served as a stable fulcrum and identity-definer for most Canadians, differentiated from the US, while Prime Ministers and Presidents came and went. The fact that Canadians respond somewhat differently to current world tensions than Americans do is entirely due to this lineage, and we should be grateful for it. As well, she normalized a role for women to participate on the world stage in a world where they weren’t many women with power.

Prof. Geoffrey Newman

University of British Columbia

Thank you for this, Adeodata! Here below is an anthem intended for Elizabeth I (NB the word “prevent” at that time meant something like “protect”)

Frank Nakashima

O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth our Queen to rejoice in thy strength.

Give her her heart’s desire and deny not the request of her lips;

but prevent her with thine everlasting blessing and give her a long life,

even for ever and ever. Amen.

What a lovely poem!  Thank you for sharing.

Marilyn Field

Good poem!

Bart Mindszenthy

Thank you for the touching poem

Erika Endes

Lovely tribute for the Queen. 

Dawn Clarke

Thank you so much  

Kelvin Chung 

Ez remek. Koszonom.

Dobos Laci

Köszönöm a szokás szerint tartalmas, színvonalas összeállítást.

További jó munkát.

Molnár Edit, Miskolc