Visiting Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Part 1

Last June I went to view the beauty of Cape Breton with some family and friends. I had wanted to go for several years, but the timing was just never right. This past year marked Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation, and to celebrate, all national parks were free to visitors. This opened up the perfect opportunity as there … Continue reading Visiting Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Part 1

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

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

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

Day 8 – Warwick

Thursday, April 13, 2017 My plans for the day were to delve a bit further into the history of the area by means of the public archives, before seeing some of it more visually in Warwick Castle. Staying in town today meant I had time to enjoy the breakfast offered by the hotel, so after … Continue reading Day 8 – Warwick

Day 7 – Beausale, Haseley, Hatton, Warwick

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 I will give you fair warning: this is going to be a long posting! Everywhere I looked I saw old buildings, beautiful countryside, and interesting things; I couldn't refrain from taking several pictures - 876 to be exact. I went through 2 camera batteries and had to resort to my cell … Continue reading Day 7 – Beausale, Haseley, Hatton, Warwick