Visiting the Queens County Fair

What comes to mind when you think of a county fair? Do you have childhood memories of rides and cotton candy? Or perhaps of working hard all summer on something you want to submit for a competition? Perhaps you've never been to one, but you've wanted to check it out someday? Let me take you … Continue reading Visiting the Queens County Fair

What If?

When faced with change, or the challenge of starting something new, doubts are bound to come to the surface. What if it doesn't work? What if I fail? What if circumstances in my life change? What if no one likes me? What if my mind goes blank in front of everyone? What if it isn't … Continue reading What If?

Second-hand Book Sale and Restaurant Review in Saint John, NB

I love books and I love food, so why not combine the 2? I heard about a week-long second-hand book sale taking place in Saint John, NB the other day so I thought I'd also take the opportunity while there to try out a restaurant I had heard of. The book sale was taking place in … Continue reading Second-hand Book Sale and Restaurant Review in Saint John, NB

Back in the Saddle Again…

Hello again, my friends. It has been too long. Let me catch you up on all that has transpired over this last year. When we last spoke, I was making some changes to my life.  If you are new to this site and you want to read more from that post, here is the link. I had decided to … Continue reading Back in the Saddle Again…

Seasons of Change

It has been a little while since my last posting. June 5th to be exact. Since then, spring melted into summer, and now summer is beginning (hopefully) to give way to autumn. (Autumn is certainly my favourite time of year, and I am more than ready to dig out the sweaters and steamy cups of spiced tea.) … Continue reading Seasons of Change

Kayaking the Hammond River, New Brunswick

Ahhh. Victoria Day weekend. For Canadians, this 3rd Monday of May heralds the unofficial beginning of summer. The days are noticeable longer, the leaves are unfurling, things are growing again, and the bugs are back. People are pulling out their patio furniture and starting up the lawn mower and barbeque, and everyone enjoys an extra day to their weekend. … Continue reading Kayaking the Hammond River, New Brunswick

Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sometimes the best-tasting dishes end up being thrown together with what you have on hand or from ingredients needing to be used up in the fridge. I had bought a spaghetti squash on sale and had a purpose for it a few weeks ago that never transpired. The other day I decided to take some sausage I … Continue reading Sausage Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Olive and Herbes de Provence Bread

Is there anything better than fresh bread coming out of the oven? The whole experience is worth the effort: the yeasty scent that fills the house, the texture of the bread dough as you knead it, the satisfaction of making something yourself from scratch, the anticipation building as it bakes in the oven, and finally … Continue reading Olive and Herbes de Provence Bread

Visiting Cape Breton Part 2

We started our second day of our vacation with a little hike down to the water's edge from our Bras d'Or Lake farmhouse. It was a beautiful morning for a jaunt through a few meadows and a trail through the woods, and the water was peaceful and still. We found this frog along the way: We … Continue reading Visiting Cape Breton Part 2

Life’s Simple Pleasures List – Part 2

Here are a few more things that are simple, yet wonderful and add joy to our lives when we take the time to notice them. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, you can find it here. A few of the items shared in the comments from that post, I had already composed into this list, … Continue reading Life’s Simple Pleasures List – Part 2