Louise Queen

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Halifax Rainmen v Vermont Frost Heaves

In My day to day on February 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Halifax Rainmen v Vermont Frost Heaves (catchy name, huh?) or to you and me… basketball!

Jump Ball

Jump Ball

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m) high hoop (the goal) under organized rules. Basketball is one of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.

Trying for some points

Trying for some points

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Any guesses?

In My day to day on February 8, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Froggy Cup

Froggy Cup

We all have our little rituals and one of my is bringing a glass of water/juice to bed. After one too many mishaps i.e. soaking myself, the bed or the floor in the middle of the night I decided that there must be an easier and safer way to make my habit less hazardous.

I’m not quite sure if this is it… but I couldn’t resist buy this adorable froggy cup for the bargain price of $1! I’m now trying to resist the urge to go back and buy all his friends too – no surprises as to what everyone is getting for birthday presents this year!

Red equals Dead!

In Recipes on February 6, 2009 at 10:26 am
Blue = Alive

Blue = Alive

Lobster is Canada’s most valuable seafood export, contributing as much as $1 billion in export sales. In many ways, the lobster is Canada’s ambassador to the world and one of the exports most closely associated with this country. Consumers in 55 countries from Australia to Vietnam and all points around the globe enjoy lobster from Canada.

In Canada, lobster is harvested and processed throughout the Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island) and Quebec. Landings peak twice a year, once in the period from April to June when the spring season opens, and then again in December after the winter fishery opens in southwestern Nova Scotia.

Flicking through my photographs the other day I came across the pics we’d taken of our very own lobsters. The two that we cooked for new year. Read the rest of this entry »

Coppersmith

In My day to day on February 5, 2009 at 2:00 pm

The NSCAD Lunenburg Studios is a residency program offered by NSCAD University in partnership with the Town of Lunenburg. Each year residents for the program are selected from NSCADS graduating class. The program aims to assist these recent graduates make the transition from university life to the real world.

The residents are in the studio for one year, during which they are responsible for hosting three open studio evenings and offering public workshops relating to their disciplines.

As part of my Christmas present Cameron bought me a gift voucher for the Organic Metal workshop which took place in January.

The course involved learning a variety of basic jewellery making techniques that included sawing, annealing, hammering and polishing. The finished result was to be a piece of jewellery, made from copper, that resembles or suggests a form found in nature.

My attempt

My attempt

Copper Oak Leaf

Copper Oak Leaf

Not too bad for a first attempt I think!

Where has the Lake gone?

In My day to day on February 4, 2009 at 10:00 am

Sunday = another bright, sunny, gorgeous day will plenty of snow if you know where  look for it….

Track to Lake Mushamush

Track to Lake Mushamush

Cameron and I decided to pack us some sandwiches and head out for the afternoon..

Us

Us

After lunch it was time to head up the track and see what we could find. Lake Mushamush is located approximately 5 miles from Bridgewater and couldn’t be more different from the town. It is a haven for relaxing, canoeing and walking. And looks beautiful covered in snow/ice.

The Lake

The Lake

Here we are standing on the beach and behind us is nothing but water (under enough ice to support half a dozen snowmobilers, however thick that is).

After a little stroll, Mr Queen, decided that it was playtime…

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Fly like an Eagle

In Sites and Sounds on February 3, 2009 at 11:16 am

On Saturday we attended the 18th annual Sheffield Mills Eagle Watch in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Hundreds of Bald Eagles come to the area each year, where they are fed chicken scraps by the local chicken farmers. They are beautiful, very impressive birds with wingspans reaching 7 feet across in some mature adults.

Eagle

Eagle Yearling

We saw approximately 35-40 eagles in the trees but there have been reports of over 500 eagles counted during the viewing period of November-March!

Over head

Overhead

It’s clear these creatures, whose species once precariously perched on the edge of survival, don’t trust easily. And with 50 or so spectators they were happy to sit in the trees and ignore the tasty chicken scraps waiting for them on the ground! Read the rest of this entry »