Louise Queen

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Mooseheads Vs Sea Dogs

In My day to day on October 31, 2008 at 11:53 pm

My first real ice hockey game… and the Mooseheads actually won for once! Oh not to mention the big punch up right near the end!

The Rink at the Metro Centre, Halifax

The Rink at the Metro Centre, Halifax

We arrived early and manged to get some good shots of the emptry ice rink. After taking the snap shots we sorted ourselves out with some popcorn and a couple of beers… Read the rest of this entry »

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Trick or Treat?

In My day to day on October 31, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Halloween in Canada means pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins…

Pumpkin Head

Pumpkin Head

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Just a wee one

Just a wee one

Our New House

In My day to day on October 28, 2008 at 9:54 pm
McDonald Street

McDonald Street

Moved into our new house last night. Nice cozy wee cottage. Got the wood stove burning and manged to navigate our way around the supermarket… Read the rest of this entry »

Rocky Road Bars

In Recipes on October 26, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Rocky Road Bars

Ingredients –

200g chocolate (milk or plain)
175g butter or margarine
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 small packet of digestive biscuits/ 1/2 large packet crushed into different sized pieces
Marshmallows
Nuts (optional)

Method –

Melt together the chocolate and butter, add the syrup half way through melting, mix well – be careful not to burn the mixture.
Stir in the crushed biscuits, marshmallows and nuts
Spread into greased/lined baking tin and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or over night
Cut into bite sized pieces and serve

Jock the Jeep

In My day to day on October 25, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Not had much chance to get online the last couple of days so thought I would just give you a quick run down of what we’ve been up to…

25th – Went to Liverpool (nice name) to pick up our new car now officially known as “Jock the Jeep”.

Jock the Jeep

Jock the Jeep

After picking Jock up from the garage, we decided to let him stretch his legs… Read the rest of this entry »

The Heavens have opened!

In My day to day on October 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

We thought that escaping Scotland meant getting rid of the rain – we couldn’t have been more wrong. The heavens have officially open today leaving us stuck inside feeling miserable and dare I say it really missing home. We decided this called for a plan of action and hence headed to Bridgewater (our ‘shopping’ town) in search of a swimming costume – swimming being a good, wet day, activity. We returned home minus the swimming costume but with a really nice woolly jumper. Here’s hoping that wet days will become a lot more fun once we have our new jeep home. I’m looking forward to seeing just what you can do with a 4×4, big puddles and a few hours to spare…

Sites of Luneburg / South Shore (Part 1)

In Sites and Sounds on October 22, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Been out and about walking in Lunenburg (our new home town) and throughout the South Shore… thought I would just pop in a few pictures of some of the sites/places we have been so that you’ll be able to picture them next time I reference them!

Marriot's Cove

Marriot's Cove

Our house - 37 McDonald Street

Our house - 37 McDonald Street

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Marriot’s Cove Walk

In My day to day on October 21, 2008 at 8:20 pm

Last Sunday (19th) I woke up to the smell of bacon and waffles… minus the maple syrup still – there is just no convincing me, it tastes funny!

Headed out to a nice wee place called Marriot’s Cove for a long ‘fall’ walk. The trees are ‘absolutely’ (a favorite Canadian word) ‘amazing’ (and another one)! We had fun fooling around, playing with the rocks and munching on apples. There are millions of apple trees everywhere you go in Nova Scotia, no need to pop out to the supermarket…

Apple Munching - a new sport!

Apple Munching - a new sport!

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Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe – by popular demand!

In Recipes on October 20, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Ingredients-

4oz caster sugar
4oz margarine (best not to use butter as it makes the cakes to o greasy)
3oz self raising flour
1oz cocoa powder
2 medium eggs
chocolate chips (lots are good, about half a cup, but don`t over do it as cakes will become too gooey)

Method –
Really really easy… (and lazy)
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, add in the eggs, mix well, add in chocolate chips.
Spoon 1 dessert spoon of mixture into each cake case – the mixture makes 9 cakes.
Bake at 180oC for 20-25mins.
Check cakes are ready by pushing lightly on the top, the cake should spring back up.

Allow cakes to cool thoroughly!

Filling –
Whip 150ml (half a carton) of cream until thick.
Cut a small lump out the top of each cake (but KEEP it!).
Spoon in a generous dollop of the cream.
Now for the tricky part… cut each lump in half, place one of these halves at each side of the cream (to make it look like a butterfly) and finally dust with icing sugar.

Enjoy with a nice cup of tea!

pictures to follow (once I work out how to use these crazy huge Canadian ovens)

Where we are staying / Bargain Boots

In My day to day on October 19, 2008 at 2:10 pm

As many of you already know we are staying with Cameron’s parents at the moment until our own little house at 37 McDonald Street is ready to move into.

We thought some of you might like to see some pictures of where we are at…

The In-Laws place

The In-Laws place

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