Season 2. Episode 11: Frances on Farming in the 1930’s

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. All of us have a story to tell.  Our lives are full of drama, celebrations, joys, sorrows – even a little mystery, intrigue, and magic are sprinkled on some of the more mundane moments. My mother, Frances, was my first storyteller.  Over the years…

Season 2. Episode 9: What Happened to the Spoons?

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah to solve the mystery of the missing spoons and discuss the importance of storyteller. So put the kettle on and add to the conversation.  We would love to hear your thoughts on TeaToastTrivia.com…

Season 2. Episode 8: Celebrating Robert Burns Address to a Haggis

Welcome to a special episode of Tea Toast and Trivia. I am you host, Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.  Tonight, we celebrate Robert Burns, affectionately known as Rabbie Burns, the great Scottish poet and lyricist.  He has been given the honoured titles of National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire…

Episode 47: Christmas 1843 – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. The tradition of gifts at Christmas has been with us for a very long time.  Tonight, I am going back a couple of centuries to discuss a gift that returns to us every Christmas…

Episode 46: Dave Astor on Literature

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Winter is a time for books, tea, great conversations and more books. Yes, books.  I have a stack ready for January 2020 along with a stash of tea:  English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast, each with a subtle nuance.  Chai, Green, Oolong, and White. I…

Episode 37 Connecting Finland and Canada via Russian Literature

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Russian literature has captured my heart ever since I read the opening paragraphs of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. A funeral and a mother’s grave – profound, moving, unforgettable way to begin a narrative. I was 15 years old when first I read Doctor…