Unknown Paths

Lately I've been doing a little more research into my family tree. My father's family was part of the Great Migration of Puritans fleeing England in the 1630-1640's, settling in the unknown wilderness of the New World, seeking a place where they might freely worship God. As I was reading some history yesterday, I was struck … Continue reading Unknown Paths

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but being a lover of words, I would sometimes rather the thousand words than the picture. Christmas is meant for nostalgia, and I love how this tale is woven into a lovely tapestry from a memory of an idyllic Christmas past: A Child's Christmas In Wales Dylan … Continue reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

How To Have A Maritime Christmas

I've been thinking lately how everyone celebrates this time of year a little differently:  some celebrate, some do not, some have traditions set in stone, while other things might change things up from year to year, and some traditions vary from place to place.  So I thought I would share a glimpse of what Christmas looks … Continue reading How To Have A Maritime Christmas

Finding Time For Our “Someday” List

A few weekends ago I was nearing my day off and had it all planned out with a to-do list a mile long.  I have 1 day per week that is free to use as a catch-up day - clean the house, do yard work, do a little extra cooking or meal prep for the week, … Continue reading Finding Time For Our “Someday” List

Overnight 4-Wheeling Trip

A few Saturdays ago I went with some friends on a 2 day adventure exploring some back-woods trails. There are many such trails scattered throughout the Maritimes: often they were a road going to a tiny community or from farm to farm. As the years went by and highways were built and communities abandoned, these roads … Continue reading Overnight 4-Wheeling Trip

Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

Every September there is a hot air balloon festival in the town of Sussex, New Brunswick. The sky fills with a myriad of colours and shapes, like something out of a children's storybook.  This year marked their 32nd year of hosting this event which draws a crowd from all different provinces and states in North … Continue reading Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

Day 12 – London

Monday, April 17, 2017 My last and final day of an incredibly amazing trip. As I have been travelling with just a small backpack, I have saved my shopping for this last day so I wouldn't be carrying it on my back everywhere I went.  I did buy a few gifts for family in some … Continue reading Day 12 – London

Day 11 – London

I am finally making time to write my next post - sorry for the delay! Sunday, April 16, 2017 It is Easter Sunday, and as it is a holiday with many places closed or on reduced hours, I took the time this morning to wander about a few places.  One place I wanted to see was 221b Baker Street, home … Continue reading Day 11 – London

Day 10 – Bath and Windsor

Saturday, April 15, 2017 My visit to the UK is flying by! I took the opportunity of the early morning to explore a few more streets of Bath and had my breakfast compliments of Marks and Spencer before the touristy places and most shops opened for the day.     The Roman Baths opened at … Continue reading Day 10 – Bath and Windsor