Add Paris To The Bucket List

My bucket list keeps getting longer and longer.  As time goes by, I feel the need to explore.  I want to visit new places, learn new things, and experience life to the fullest.  Paris is one of the places I would love to visit.  There are so many places to go and things to do.  I want to learn about the culture, the food (yes please) and of course the history.

Daily Observances Around the World

Aviator’s Day (Brazil) (In Brazil, Santos-Dumont is regarded as the “father of flight” and considered a national hero.  Read more here)
Chulalongkorn Day (Thailand)
Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle (Republic of Macedonia)
Liberation Day (Libya)
Mole Day (International observance)

National Day (Hungary)
Paris Peace Agreement Day (Cambodia)

Other Observances

National Boston Cream Pie Day (Not a baker?  No problem.  Follow these step by step instructions to making your Boston cream pie at lifeloveandsugar)
National Canning Day
National iPod Day
National Mole Day
National Slap Your Irritating Co-Worker Day (If only I could do this without getting fired!)
Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day
TV Talk Show Host Day

Canning In The Twentieth Century

Have you ever canned your own vegetables or made your own pickles?  What about soups and jellies?  Have you ever tried to make these homemade and then jar them up to enjoy months down the road?

Canning is a piece of our cultural history that is slowly fading away.  Technological advancement and human ingenuity provide us with an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables year round even if they are not in season.  Because of the ease of availability, we are slowing losing an imperative piece of our culture.

Canning is easier than you think.  It doesn’t take a lot of equipment and know how.  All you need is a big enough pot to submerge some glass jars.  Of course, you can buy the $10 canning kit at the store too, but it is not necessary.  I canned for years using a large sauce pot and my metal broccoli steamer.  The concept is the same regardless of the tools you use.

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42132018_1993653480698198_5846043139508273152_nAbout Cynthia Brandel

Other than being an awesome mom and a devoted wife, Cynthia is an avid explorer traveling through the galaxy of her mind meeting new and interesting people along the way.  Her destination is unknown, but the fun is in the journey.

Cynthia’s first exploration took her to the world of Sanctoria, a place full of magic and mystery.  After falling in love and leading an army to war, Cynthia left Sanctoria and continued on her journey.

Currently, Cynthia resides in one of the Revenant cities on Earth.  What mysteries will the city hold and where will Cynthia end up?  Who knows?  But you can guarantee that Cynthia will tell us all about it in The Curse of Judas (Book 1 of the Revenant City Series).  Check out a preview of the first two chapters for free.




Author: Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

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