Louise Queen

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Oreo Flavored Blizzard

In My day to day, Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm

To many an Oreo flavored Blizzard is a yummy ice cream treat from Dairy Queen. It consists of ice cream combined with chunks of oreo cookie.

To us an Oreo Blizzard has a slightly different meaning:

BLIZZARD

Blizzard

OREO

We adopted both kitty’s from SHAID Animal Shelter. We’ve had Oreo a little under a year and Blizzard has now been with us for almost a week. SHAID (Sheltering Helpless Animals In Distress) provides temporary care and shelter to helpless animals in distress, be they abandoned, homeless or relinquished and they try to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes. They are always happy to accept donations whether it’s cash or food/litter, etc.

Visit their website today – SHAID

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Canada Day Celebrations

In My day to day on July 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Frequently referred to as “Canada’s birthday”, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867.

Most communities across the country will host organized celebrations for Canada Day, usually outdoor public events, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air and maritime shows, fireworks, and free musical concerts,as well as citizenship ceremonies for new citizens (we’re not quite at that stage yet). In the South Shore region, New Germany is famous for it’s Canada Day celebrations. This year there was a Children’s Parade, which we didn’t see, and then an Ox Pull:

The Ox pull lasted for most of the day, but we skipped out to watch the Parade in between:

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Our New Home

In My day to day on July 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

As I am sure you are all aware by now we have finally purchased a house. It’s in a small community about 35 minutes drive from Lunenburg, called New Germany.

Map

New Germany has an approximate population of 500 people. We also have a grocery store, elementary and high schools, gas station, the all important liquor store and a few other bits and pieces including Guppy’s restaurant (more on that later). New Germany even has it’s very own website:

Website

Here is a picture of our new house. It’s small but very cute with lovely maple trees in the front garden (we’re thinking of starting our own maple syrup company)

The first weekend we got the keys we were busy painting the inside – sorry I still have to take some pictures. However, here are a few of the garden!

Cameron doing the hard work of digging up all the weeds in preparation for some new plants:

Before

Before

A trip to the garden center and we soon had it looking pretty:

After

After

The next job was to get rid of the horrible old flag stone and replace it with chipped rock. Guess who that job fell too (I like demolishing things):

Not a very flattering picture but I wanted to prove that I was working hard too!

Next we got the pressure washer out and cleaned up the front of the house and the steps. What a difference it made!

There is still plenty to do. This weekend we are off hunting for some more furniture. We have plumbers coming to look at replacing the bathroom, construction men looking at our driveway and building a garage for us. It’s a busy time but lots of fun making it our own. Will post more pictures as we get the work done. I’m trying very hard to be patient and not let my “everything needs to be done now” attitude get the better of me. However, if anyone fancies a “job” (we pay in beer if you’re lucky) painting or gardening etc – give us a call!