The MONTH of June

It’s June! The first month of the summer season!

The weather is getting warmer (hopefully) and the sun is shining almost every day ( it sure is today) … it’s time to celebrate June!

The month of June includes a couple of interesting customs. The first is the custom of marriage. Ever heard the term “June bride”? It refers to the fact more people get married in June than any other month. Contrary to popular belief, this tradition did NOT come about because of the dependable weather. Actually, there are a number of interesting reasons J-U-N-E spells “marriage.”

Some classical scholars believe the month of June is actually named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Fast-forward a few centuries and you’ll find another good reason to marry in June: according to one old wives’ tale, “Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day. Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.” haha it’s funny to look at these old stories.

We actually have a wedding this first weekend in June to attend, our sweet niece is getting married and we’re looking forward to celebrating their special day.

HOWEVER,  JUNE in the Maritimes  means “June Bug Month”

I have friends that DETEST these critters! They don’t bother me…I have actually eaten things similar to this in China at the night market. They aren’t too bad…seriously!

June is here…let summer begin!

Sautéed June bugs anyone? haha

Here’s to the beginning of the summer months!

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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