Louise Queen

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Anniversary Celebrations (part 1)

In Sites and Sounds on May 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm

My parent’s celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on the 27th of April and decided to spend the occasion in Nova Scotia. Here are a few snap shots of what they (and us) got up to…

Exploring Card Lake – whilst trying to avoid the rain.

“Enjoying” (it wasn’t very good) a cup of coffee at the Westin Hotel in Halifax before heading out for dinner and to see a Johnny Cash Tribute Band at the Paragon Theatre.

Us at the Paragon Theatre. It’s a shame that the performers didn’t quite live up to our expectations.

Dad’s favorite spot when we weren’t “out and about”.

Mum sees if she measures up!

The sun is shining! The weather has been a little temperamental recently. However, the sun has decided to make an appearance today so we’re off out for a bit. More pictures to follow…


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

Anniversary Weekend

In My day to day on September 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

The weekend just past (5th September) was our very first wedding anniversary. Our parents and granny, were very kind and gave us some money towards a weekend away (thank you!).

We left Lunenburg bright and early and headed first to the mall at Halifax. New outfit was purchased and we snacked on pretzels (hot, buttery and salty – delicious)! We passed the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and couldn’t resist purchasing a few chocolates…

We checked in to the hotel…

Hotel Exterior

Hotel Exterior

and then checked out our room….



The view was pretty awesome…



Cameron had bought me some champagne as an anniversary present so we decided to pop it on ice and let it chill whilst we went for a swim…



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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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Halifax Meetup Group

In My day to day on January 12, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Being new to the area, Cam and I have been on the look out for things to and new ways to meet people. Hence we discovered the Halifax Meetup group. Everything to do with the Outdoors. Hiking, Mountain Biking, Camping, Swimming, Surfing, Beach Volleyball and we have done lots of social events like Scavenger hunt, Quiz nights.

On Sunday we attended out first event – curling (something that we thought we might just know a little about). As it turned out we were some of the more experienced curlers there and Cam and I ended up play opposing skips.

The Whole Crew

The Whole Crew

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In Sites and Sounds on November 2, 2008 at 11:40 pm

Since we arrived in Canada we have done some exploring – although there is still plenty more to do. Hence I thought I would take this opporunity to pop one or two photos on and tell you a wee bit about where we have been and what we have found thus far…

Nova Scotia is practically an island apart from a thin strip of land that connects it to New Bruniswick. Therefore a lot of our ‘exploring’ pictures will probably end up being of water.

Halifax – is the biggest city and provincial capital of Nova Scotia. It hosts a population of approx 200,000 – 250, 000 and this doubles if you include the other suburbon areas of Darmouth, Bedford, etc.

St. Margarets Bay

St. Margarets Bay

We think this is an excellent choice for those who want the best of both worlds. The above is the view from your back door – a gorgeous bay where you can sail or swim. Step out of your front door, right into the heart of the city (traffic, busy roads the works). Read the rest of this entry »

Mooseheads Vs Sea Dogs

In My day to day on October 31, 2008 at 11:53 pm

My first real ice hockey game… and the Mooseheads actually won for once! Oh not to mention the big punch up right near the end!

The Rink at the Metro Centre, Halifax

The Rink at the Metro Centre, Halifax

We arrived early and manged to get some good shots of the emptry ice rink. After taking the snap shots we sorted ourselves out with some popcorn and a couple of beers… Read the rest of this entry »