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Fall Colours

In Sites and Sounds on October 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Cameron and I have been awake since 5am this morning, well in fact that’s maybe a slight lie… Since I was awake at 5am and couldn’t get back to sleep I decided to give Cameron a wee poke so I’d have someone to talk to. The reason I was awake at that time? Howling winds and driving rain – to the point where the rain was coming in under the patio door and the windows were leaking. We had to run round laying down towels and strategically placing pots/pans etc. Once this mission was completed we climbed back under the covers, after a cup of tea, and some more chit chat we both finally drifted off again for a little while. Amazingly we woke to blue skies and gorgeous sunshine. We decided to make the best of the weather and headed off out for a walk around the old railway line in Lunenburg. The colours were amazing, truly beautiful. I think these pictures say it all…





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Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans

In Sites and Sounds on October 20, 2009 at 9:57 am

Saturday night meant a trip to Halifax casino but we didn’t go to gamble. The casino has three showrooms which are used to host a variety of concerts, gigs etc.

A few months back Cameron came home after being out in the car listening to the radio, to inform me that there was this song he quite liked. Eventually I got round to have a listen and for once we actually agreed. Next time we were in the supermarket we bought the Corb Lund album. When the next album came out, we got that too!

The new album, which he was ironically playing at the casino, is titled…


The only member of the band not from Alberta, is the guitarist who is in fact from Manitoba. The band regularly tour Canada, The USA and Australia – they’ve been to Europe too and have played at Glastonbury festival.


Lund is the song writer for all the Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans songs. He is a fourth-generation Albertan, coming from a long line of cowboys and ranchers. Lund is a self proclaimed history buff, and his repertoire contains many songs about the military.
They have received 22 awards, including Canadian Country Music Association Awards for 2008 Roots Artist of the Year and Juno Awards 2006 Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. They also have been nominated for many other awards, mostly within Canada.

If you go to amazon, you can listen to some of his songs

Losin’ Lately Gambler

The View from our Window

In Sites and Sounds on October 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

Today I woke up, looked out the window and this is that I saw…

The Balmoral

The Balmoral

A pair of binoculars, a little internet research and we soon found out that the ship was in fact called The Balmoral. It had anchored in the channel outside our house as it was simply too large to make it into the harbour at Lunenburg. Smaller boats taxied passengers and crew into the town.

The Balmoral can carry 1350 passengers, 510 crew and weighs an impressive 43,537 grt (gross register tonnage). For more information visit the Fred Olsen cruise lines website


Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival (Part 2)

In Sites and Sounds on October 5, 2009 at 12:08 pm

This is my favorite one, the farmer with his cows – setup outside the Post office, you can just about see the Canada post sign behind the farmer..

Dancing anyone?

I think these guys resemble more traditional scarecrows…



On the Saturday night (once it’s dark) there is a Pumpkin Walk. 150 carved/lit pumpkins line a path…. If you go to Jackie’s Blog you will be able to see some pictures!

Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival (Part 1)

In Sites and Sounds on October 5, 2009 at 11:57 am

As a celebration of Fall, every year Mahone Bay hosts it’s annual Scarecrow festival. Last Saturday was the 13th Annual festival but a first for Cameron and myself. Residents and businesses alike take part in The Great Scarecrow Challenge, and the Scarecrow’s didn’t disappoint.

Here is a pirate down near the wharf…



And how about Ray Charles and Tina Turner…

Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Introducing the Royal Family….

I wonder what this poor woman did to deserve such a punishment…

Hungry? Fancy a pizza?

Oreo helps out around the house

In My day to day on October 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

Our old fridge broke down on Monday, just another thing to go wrong with this damned rental house. Fortunately, we noticed before too much damage was done and a new fridge was delivered first thing on Tuesday. Oreo decided to help Cameron put all the food back in the new one…



In fact, Oreo is very good at helping out whenever food is involved. Her she is helping to put the groceries away…