The Winsome White Mountains Part 2

I was awake bright and early for my second day of adventure - a downside of moving forward a time zone and still on a work routine. I didn't mind terribly because it gave me a chance to work away at a few things, prepare for the day, and not feel rushed for my first destination. I was … Continue reading The Winsome White Mountains Part 2

The Winsome White Mountains, New Hampshire

When reserving vacation time at my work last spring, I decided to take a week off in late September. The plan was to finish up my garden work and other things around the yard before it became too chilly, but I was also thinking of taking a day or two to go to Portland, Maine … Continue reading The Winsome White Mountains, New Hampshire

Hiking the Sussex Bluffs

Nestled into the hills of Sussex Corner and Dutch Valley, NB is a gem of a hike with some amazing views. Part of the Catamount Trail, you can go as far as you would like with this hike as it would eventually lead you out to to the Bay of Fundy Coast, but many just … Continue reading Hiking the Sussex Bluffs

Chokecherry Cordial

Do you remember how Anne of Green Gables was going to serve her friend Dianne raspberry cordial but chose the wrong bottle and served alcohol instead? Well here is a recipe for an old-fashioned alcohol-free cordial like Anne was intending to serve. In most areas of the world, cordial is synonymous with a liqueur or as … Continue reading Chokecherry Cordial

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