Louise Queen

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A Trip to Kejimkujik National Park

In Sites and Sounds on November 29, 2008 at 7:41 pm

A weekend in Nova Scotia usually entails making some sandwiches, a flask of coffee and packing up the car with hats, scarves and golves before heading off in some random direction not quite sure what you are going to find.

This weekend was no exception so fully kitted out we headed to Kejimkujik National park via a few dirt tracks and first nation settlements.

After some poor navigation from me (the map doesn’t always correspond to the few scattered road signs) we decided to swap places i.e. Cameron navigate and me drive. I successfully managed to freak him out, drifting in some mud and testing out our car a little (although it now has a few extra teeth marks/nail scratches in the inside of the passenger door).

After the fun in the mud we decided to venture of the dirt track down a little side road in order to get an amazing lake view.

The name wasn't on the map - sorry

The name wasn't on the map - sorry!

We thought this may be a good canoeing spot but there are just so many lakes to choose from… Read the rest of this entry »

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A Lesson in using an Axe

In My day to day on November 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm

With the snow gone (and now that we know it gets bloody cold) its time to prepare a bit more for winter. This preparation included splitting a whole lot of wood, and not to be left out I decided there was nothing else for it than to have a go myself.

First - Cameron shows me how it's done!

First - Cameron shows me how it's done

He shows me once more...

He shows me once more...

just to make sure I know exactly what I am doing. I then promise to try and not chop my foot off… Read the rest of this entry »

Feeling Homesick

In My day to day on November 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm
Home sick

Home sick

With the snow all gone Lunenburg seems to have lost its charm and Scotland has been calling…. I guess however, that Scotland doesn’t look anymore appealing at the moment. Would just like to see my friends and family and reassure myself that we have done the right thing (an hour with you guys and I will wanna get on the first plane back to Canada)

How about filling me in on some of the gossip…? That way I might not feel so far away. Plus our B&B facilities are open all year round, so just give us a shout should you need to book a room!

Justin Alexander Wedding Dress for Sale UK14 Model No. 8265

In My day to day on November 24, 2008 at 8:32 pm
Halter Neck

Halter Neck

Draped Taffeta ivory gown with pick up detail and originally had a detachable flower (which has been replaced with a crystal brooch – otherwise the dress is unaltered). This dress has a beautifully constructed boned bodice that has a beaded band of Swarovski crystals, glass beads and sequins. The beaded halter neck strap is detachable and the dress has a lace up back which leads to a Chapel length train.

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Only worn once (obviously), professionally dry cleaned at a cost of £130 after it was worn. The dress is immaculate and has been kept in its specialist bag and carefully stored at all times.

Original cost of the dress was over £1,000 so this is an absolute bargain at £850. FREE postage included (UK Mainland Only)! Payment by cheque or if you are local cash is fine. Please do not buy if you are not willing to pay and please contact me prior to purchasing to discuss any questions you have – I’ll be happy to help!

The dress is at my parents near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland!

Chapel Length Train

Chapel Length Train

Very reluctant to sell but would rather someone could wear this beautiful dress again than have it hang in the closet!

Woke up this morning….

In My day to day on November 22, 2008 at 3:30 pm

After a busy week of working and studying we decided to treat ourselves to a night out (well a few drinks at the curling fun night then on to the local). As we staggered home it was just starting to snow – nothing much just a few small flakes. Woke up this morning and this is what we saw…

Along the road

Along the road

Went on a wee mission to the hardware store and picked up some snow shovels…

Cam in Action

Cam in Action

Turn over for more pics…. Read the rest of this entry »

A real pain in the ass….

In My day to day on November 16, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Thought I might as well give you all a laugh at my expense…

Was rushing around last night getting ready to go on a nice date to the cinema with my husband (btw Quantum of Solace isn’t nearly as good as Casino Royale – its more like a cross between Mission Impossible and Spider Man)!

Anyway… as I was coming down our wooden stairs (in my socks) I slipped, fell down 4/5 steps and managed to graze / seriously bruise all my bottom. Although initially sympathetic, my darling husband soon found this hilarious…

Let’s just say it wasn’t the most comfortable two hours in the cinema and today it hurts sitting down full stop.

I thought I would save you any pictures though!

Getting Ready for Winter

In My day to day on November 15, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Here are all the logs that we had delivered the other day in preparation for the next few months – the forecast is for the coldest winter here in a while. I would like to point out though that I didn’t leave all the hard work to Cameron and his Dad, I did my share and even have the bruises to prove it 🙂

Wood Arriving

Wood Arriving

Stacking them up

Stacking them up

Halifax @ The Weekend

In My day to day on November 10, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Just had a quiet weekend… headed up to Halifax as it was very foggy in Lunenburg with the foghorn going constantly. We went to the farmers market which is held every week and then went to do some Christmas shopping. Oh and Cameron bought me a lovely wee laptop so I can keep in touch with everyone better and he treated me to lunch. I just wanted to pop a few photos on to keep you all reading but I won’t bore you with too much chat. I’ll write more when I have something interesting to say!

Big Tug

Big Tug

Playing in the Waves

Playing in the Waves

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Another use for the wood stove…

In My day to day on November 6, 2008 at 7:33 pm

What’s better than toasting marshmallows over a bonfire until they get all crispy round the outside and gooey in the middle? Toasting them in the wood stove and not freezing in the process or worrying that the wind may blow out your bonfire at any point!

Cam and a Marshmallow

Cam and a Marshmallow

Almost gone

Almost gone

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Curling

In My day to day on November 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm

We decided that being new to the area we should get out and meet some of the locals and what better way to do it than at a beginners curling course. Tonight was our first night and I must admit initially I was having none of it. You put a slider over one shoe and have your other one just as it is – they are then referred to as your gripper and slider!

After a wee tutorial we then warmed up before heading onto the ice to partake in drill practice. Drill-practice involved 1) making your way from one end of the rink to the other (not as easy as it sounds, but I succeeded without ending up on my ass) then 2) pushing off the hack (like a starting block) with your gripper whilst sliding on your slider with your brush held horizontally in front of you along the ice (minding your fingers in the process 3) same us number 2 but holding your brush out to the side at 45 degree angle which was perhaps easier but looked far more complicated 4) same as 3 but with the stone in your other hand! After much practice I was finally starting to get the hang of it.

Next Tuesday is rememberance day and in Canada this is marked as a holiday hence no Curling for 2 weeks but I promise to get some photos on then!

Promised photos….

Curling

Curling

On the ice

On the ice