Louise Queen

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A Birthday Paddle

In My day to day on May 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

When asked what he would like to do for his birthday, Mr Queen, promptly chose heading to a lake for a paddle.

Dauphinee Mill Lake (known as Mill Lake to the locals) is quite close to Halifax and a popular place for the well heeled from the city to have a weekend or vacation cottage. A lot of the cottages can only be accessed by boat and hence a Thursday so early in summer was a perfect opportunity for us to canoe without getting swamped by too many motor boat wakes. We particularly liked this one little cottage, shrouded in trees on its own private island…

lake cottage

lake cottage

The lake is nearly divided in half with a lovely channel connecting the two… Read the rest of this entry »


You can’t have your cake and eat it…

In My day to day on March 30, 2009 at 10:45 am

…Oh yes you can!

As you all know it was my birthday last week (Wednesday). And I was totally spoilt…

The day started off with breakfast in bed then we went for a walk (2 hrs!!!) along the railway line at Mahone Bay. By this time, it was time for lunch and we headed to the Innlet cafe for lobster sandwiches.

Out walking

Out walking

After lunch we popped along to Cameron’s Mum and Dad’s for coffee and…

Strawberries n Cream

Strawberries n Cream

It was so big that we had to go round the following day to finish it off! Read the rest of this entry »

Just another teuchter in Scotland – Part 1

In Sites and Sounds on March 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Sorry about the lapse in my rantings but as many of you will know I have spent the last couple of weeks back in my homeland.

I must say it was good to go back but it’s definitely been nice to return to the much more relaxed Canadian lifestyle. Remember you are all welcome to come and try it anytime you fancy.

Anyway, it was a pretty jam packed couple of weeks. I arrived late afternoon on the 25th and wasn’t much good for anything other than a full 12 hours of sleep. The following day I headed Elgin/Inverness way to catch up with a uni friend.

Back home on the 28th to celebrate my little sisters 21st. We were taken by limo (free champagne) to a restaurant where we had a lovely meal and birthday cake.



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