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…

Season 2. Episode 6: Dave Astor on Connecting via Books

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in. Today, Dave Astor and I are bridging the 3,923 kilometers between New Jersey to Vancouver. Winter is a time for books, tea, great conversations and more books.  Dave will be sharing his thoughts on how to decide what to read next, how to write…

Season 2. Episode 3: Frances on The Art of Sewing

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.  Thank you for listening in. Frances and I are in the sewing room, with the material stacked on one side of the room and on the other, the finished costumes for an upcoming dance performance.  It’s exciting to see the progress, week to week on the colourful tutus and…

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 45: Frances on Milking the Cows

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Today, I am joined by my mother Frances to look back to farming in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The United Nations designated the year 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).  This…

Episode 43: Shirley on Wellness

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, – wherever you are, thank you for listening in. Every Wednesday, I meet up with my mother, Frances, for tea and a wonderful conversation, which has, over the past few months, become our time to create a podcast discussion.  We usually meet in…