Kayaking Around Darlings Island, NB

As winter slowly melts away towards spring, the season alive with lush beginnings, awakened hope and new life, my mind starts planning fresh adventures. Here in the Maritimes, spring usually equals mud, more snow, and river levels rising as the longer days and milder temperatures thaw the winter's accumulation of snow and ice. A friend of mine … Continue reading Kayaking Around Darlings Island, NB

Enchilada Chicken Lasagna

What do you do when you've got a fridge/pantry/freezer full of food, but not sure what to make? You start throwing things together and see what comes out of it! They do say, necessity is the mother of invention...  While I know I wasn't the first one to come up with the concept of fusing the … Continue reading Enchilada Chicken Lasagna

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

Having a Grateful Heart

I wanted to share some of my thoughts during the past weekend as I celebrated Thanksgiving. It started with learning a little historical background of the holiday in my French class. The first recorded Thanksgiving on Canadian soil was given by Martin Frobisher in 1587 when he set foot on the shores of Newfoundland. There were several … Continue reading Having a Grateful Heart

A Little (or a lot of) Thanksgiving Stuffing

There seems to be a great debate on whether it is called Dressing or Stuffing depending on where one lives. I grew up familiar with both terms and I'm not too concerned as to what people call it, as long as I get my fair share of it. 🙂 It is my favourite part of a … Continue reading A Little (or a lot of) Thanksgiving Stuffing

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

School Days and School Bread

The heralding of September always brings to mind the starting of school. It is a new beginning full of potential for good intentions. A clean slate, if you will. 😉 The chaos of summer falls away for the comfortable routine where order reigns. It might not last long, but it always starts out good. Traditional school … Continue reading School Days and School Bread