Thursday, July 31, 2014

Learn to Quilt and maybe buy one

Number 24 in the booklet "50 things to do in the Argyle Region" is all about quilting bees and crafts.
Every Thursday at the Acadian Museum in West Pubnico, ladies get together from 1 to 4, to do some handi-work.
I was there today. I bought yarn at Walmart before going, and started a dishcloth during my visit.
( Some knit Acadian flag dishcloths, complete with star, and they are sold in their gift shop.)
They even have a snack, and tea or coffee mid-afternoon.

I witnessed quite a few tourists arrive, and can honestly say that all who enter are welcomed and treated just like royalty.

Ladies were quilting, others were knitting, doing paper quilling, and rug hooking.
The staff do a great job and are very passionate about the museum, the Acadians, and all the events happening yearlong.
They actually collect and sugar rose petals. They also make jams and jellies with just about anything.
I ate a sugared rose petal . Bernice asked " Can you taste what the rose smells like?" Well, actually... I could. It was good ! I also had warm cake and sauce.
My buddy Coral was by, and pleased to see I was now " une vrai femme !" ( a real woman )

These ladies were pleased to see me, a newcomer, and they welcome all to stop by.
They sure know a great deal about yarn, patterns, quilts, thread, socks and colors.
They share their stories, their projects, their ideas, and even pictures of their grandchildren.
It feels like home.
I'll return.

Experience Frenchying

 Number 26 in the booklet of the 50 things to do in the Argyle Region is "Experience Frenchying."
And today I did just that ! I visited the "Airport" Frenchy, which isn't really in the proper municipality; but you certainly can visit the Tusket one, just off highway 103, at exit 33.
I looked through non-clothing items, and bought a board game.
I fought a customer for a shirt, in a tug-o-war.
Found some black dress pants for my son (Croft and Barrow) Real nice ! Paid $4.25 for them.
Pants are now all hung up according to size, in case you are wondering. Much easier.
Found Micheal Korrs shorts, which I may give to a size two woman, or sell on ebay for a profit.
It's a great place to meet friends, and make friends.

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood.

"There's plenty to do, for everyone, in our municipality. ( Argyle)
I would encourage people to keep their eyes open, search, find, 
and take advantage of all the things there is to do !

And yes, that is a nice dress you are trying on here in the parking lot.
I suppose that's ok.?
Ca vient-y de Frenchy ?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Porta Potty

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jennah Barry

My new favorite song.
Heard it on Sunday`s CBC Vinyl cafe.
It`s the second time I hear it,but  this time I grabbed a pen and wrote the artist down.
A Mahone Bay girl. ( more on her found here)

Click here and enjoy "Slow dance".

Kick off your shoes ....

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Monday July 28
Pubnico Ballfield to remove rocks.
Bring wheelbarrow, rake and shovel! 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

West Pubnico Acadian Festival, 2014

here are some highlights ....   mark your calendar.

Monday Aug 11 .... Teddy bear picnic at 1pm
and at 5:30 the Treasure Hunt

Wednesday Aug 13th ...  Family Feud at 8pm

Friday Aug 15th ...  at 8pm.  evening on the hill and fireworks.  Free !

Free OxyClean dishwasher detergent

oxiclean rebate
I haven't used my free dishwasher tablets from the last offer !
This time its OxiClean dishwasher tabs. It`s a TRY ME FOR FREE rebate offer !

Purchase one OxiClean Dishwashing Product and receive up to $10.00 to cover the cost of the product, plus taxes and postage!
Valid for purchases between July 24, 2014 and September 30, 2014 and received on or before October 31, 2014.  Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.

So purchase a package soon, and After you`ve done so, save your receipt and click here !

Coffee shops

While travelling I listened to CBC radio and they spoke of coffee shops, and how people seem to work and study well in that atmosphere. They write better, and are more creative!

So does it really make sense? Is it the coffee ? Is it the noise ?
Well they studied it, and found that the noise level in the coffee shop to be about 40 decibels. Perfect noise for creativity.  Thinking it may be much like using  a fan for white noise, they decided to create their own atmosphere at home, complete with coffee, and 40 decibels of noise.  Did it work ?  No

In the coffee shop the noise is right, and so is the atmosphere. When you lift your head from your book, or laptop, you get refreshed ideas. You think out of the box, as you constantly see something or someone different.
Your brain loves it all !

I found it very interesting indeed !

Free ebooks and audiobooks

At Noisetrade !

Click here to check it out.

Vacationing down south and MSI

"The Nova Scotia government is increasing medical coverage for snowbirds and others who vacation out-of-province for extended periods of time.
Previously, the Department of Health and Wellness provided Medical Services Insurance (MSI) coverage to residents who vacationed away for six months of the year. A change announced July 18 says effective Aug. 1, that time frame will be extended to seven months."
and you can bring more meds ! you can have three 90 day refills with you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guaranteed to make you smile


Most mispronounce the word Armadillo.
It's a Spanish word, and therefore should be pronounced "arm-a-dee-yo."

It means "little man in armor."

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tuesday at 7:15am on CTV Moring Live ( Breakfast TV)

La Voix de la Mer !
An interview with Heidi before their August performance in France !

Texts and timestamps on iphones

Wondering what time you got that text ?
Just swipe or pull the text screen to the left, and all the times are there, hidden on the right side.

Taking pictures with the iPhone

Especially if you have gloves on...  and cannot get the camera button to click.
Use the volume buttons. They also work.

Undo typing with your iPhone

Give it a little shake, or two and the following will come up

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The importance of sex in a marriage / menopause

Two topics on one post.
  • Today is my 19th wedding anniversary. When my boys were 4 and 5, I recall being very pissed at Loverboy for saying that 90% of a marriage was sexual. It floored me ! Although we had a good sex life, what about the credit for being a mom, working, cleaning, dropping off kids at sitters, being a fisherman's wife, and making supper every night ? Tell me all that was worth only 10% of the marriage? Holy Hannah ! 
 I got over it, and am still here.
Then lately I read that Dr Phil said " Sex might not be everything but it registers high (90 percent) on the scale of importance."    Ok, Dr Phil. I get it.
It's the one thing we share with our partners that we don't share with anyone else.
Sex should be a time-out from the daily pressures. And I think , unless you're a hooker; it usually is.

  • Then there is menopause. Many of my friends are menopausal, and being over 50, we feel like we can speak our minds, and tell it like it is.  Here's some advice, and recent quotes.
"I hate the 69 position. 69 is over rated. There's too much going on, and I can't concentrate on everything at once. Focusing on this, then focusing on that.  I don't know if I am coming or going !" (pardon the pun)

In menopause the natural lubricant is scarce. So men, if you are planning to put your penis in the vagina, keep your fingers away from the area. It takes away the moisture. Save it. Don't waste it.

" The only moisture in my underwear these days, is sweat!"

" I wouldn't want to become a man. All that stuff in your underwear. Well maybe just a penis. I wouldn't want the testicles. They're not even cute."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let me take you home tonight ... Boston

That's what he said.
 Let me take you home tonight.
Great song and a wonderful Band. !  Enjoy !

Friday, July 18, 2014

My Nova Scotia neighborhood

Yes, I ride my bicycle every day.
I'm 79 !
I gave up my car about 25 years ago. I was nervous driving around town.

And you aren't nervous riding your bike?

No ! Not at all !

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Direct deposit and the Government of canada

They are phasing out cheques.
You can sign up by phone, mail, or online.
Here's their website.

Here's the link to the 3 page form and the mailing address is on it.
You may as well print it out, fill it out, and mail it.
You can request your OAS and CPP  be direct deposited, as well as Income Tax refund, HST/GST credit, and Child Tax benefit.

Part C looks like you have to bring it to be the bank, but that is only if you have no void cheque to attach to the form.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Love the idea !!

Very creative!


call 648-3379 to register
or fax : 648-0367
email :

At Doctor Peter Loveridge's

Dr. Micheal Rose, resident, started working with him yesterday and will be here for two years. 
He will be in the office every Thursday and sometimes another day during the week. 
Dr Loveridge will be allocating patients for him to see and then discuss the case together. For the first year Dr Loveridge has to see every patient he sees.
The municipality was kind enough to provide the extension to his office, however the operating expenses are all his. He will be on his boat as usual for the month of August. 
Dr. Rose, will be supervised in his absence by Dr. Shelagh Leahey  who will be in the office on the following dates: August 6,7,11,14,21,26,28. 
You might like to take note of this.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Stop clothes from falling off hangers

Argyle's fun night

The Argyle Recreation Department’s Fun Golf Night scheduled for Tuesday July 15th is postponed to July 29th due to a rainy forecast.

Twist ‘n’ Shout: a Song & Dance camp

Twist ‘n’ Shout: a Song & Dance camp will be hosted by Candice Spinney and Karmanda Murphy. 
The event will be held in the amphitheater at ESPB on August 5,6 & 7th from 9am-3pm.
The cost of the event is $30.
Youth aged 10-15 will be learning routines of singing as well as dancing to songs new and old. 
There will be a maximum of 30 participants, so register before it’s too late! 
For more information, contact Angela at the recreation department at 648-3379 or by email at

Argyle's Abuptic 2014 Festival schedule

The schedule can be found right here !

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Halifax Buskers Festival

July 30th - to August 4th

9 hole junior golf tournament

9 hole junior golf tournament
Monday, July 14th @ 2 pm
Free kids clinic on driving range at 6 pm

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood

Do I like oysters ?

To be totally honest, I'm not fond of eating them raw. I like them cooked.

Contrary to what we may say, we don't stop working at 3pm to shuck and enjoy a big feed.

Argyle Township Courthouse and Gaol ( Jail)

Number 48 in the booklet of the 50 Things To Do in the Argyle Region, is "Go directly to jail."

In Tusket, on a busy street corner, is the large white structure. Funny, many of us have never been there.
And I was one of them, until July 8th when I visited.
$4 to enter (at the front door as the side door is a gift shop) , and immediately you feel and sense the jail.
I was amazed at it all ! It's like a real jail. Only worse. Small, cold, very secure, and it must have been unbearable for those who spent time there.
Upstairs is the courthouse, large and bright and very much like today's courthouse.
Who knew !
It's Canada's oldest courthouse.
The gift shop was nice... had some beauty products sold only there.
Open Daily July & August 9am-5pm
Open Mon.- Fri. May, June, Sept., & Oct. 8:30am – 4:30pm

Visit it someday soon !

50 Things to do in the Argyle region

If you haven't picked up this book, well you should.
It's free and given away at many counters. Look for it.

I have decided to do a few things I haven't yet done in my own backyard.

Of course, I will share my experiences with you !

Eel Lake Oyster Farm Tours

Number 6 in the booklet of 50 things to do in the Argyle Region is Oyster Farm Tours.
There are two different tours available.
Click here for their website !

My mother and I were booked for the 1.5 hour tour.
Upon arrival we met 5 tourists also booked, and Colton (tour operator that day) his mom Kim, an employee, and a videographer there for the day.
The area at the shore was quaint indeed. A large wooden built-on-the-boardwalk picnic table and umbrella. Cold bottled water on ice was available, and once we had our lifejackets on, we boarded the boat to check out the two locations on the lake. They have a nice sturdy step ladder for easy entrance onto the boat.
Colton d'Eon was super knowledgeable, and you might think learning about oysters would be boring, but you would be wrong. He was very witty, and the time was flying. We were all ears ! It was incredible indeed. He hauled up some cages, and answered any questions.
Upon our return, Colton shucked an oyster, and soon we were taste testing.  Only two of us were interested in eating the raw product, but let me tell you the oysters Kim cooked right there on the BBQ were indeed delicious.
The entire atmosphere was relaxing, and enjoyable.
Just like sitting with old friends.

Try it ! You won't be disappointed


Friday, July 11, 2014

For my wine drinking friends

Love it !

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood

" I'll show you a couple tricks."

Can I take a picture for the internet?

"Yes, if you're quick enough !
I bike everyday, sometimes all day.
When I get older, like you ladies, I am still going to bike  !"

Maybe you could have a bike club ?

"Maybe !"

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

My Date with Mom

After reading the booklet " 50 things to do in Argyle, I got thinking that there are a few things I should really experience.
I decided to dedicate a day off to do two from the list, and asked my mom if she would be okay with me picking her up for an adventure. I never told her what or where.  Be ready at 12 and wear sneakers.
I planned the following

  1. A 1.5 hour tour with Ruisseau Oysters
  2. a visit to Tusket Courthouse and Goal
  3. A champagne picnic, on the Shelburne waterfront
  4. Supper at Charlottes lane
  5. A Harbour tour ( but it was too choppy, so we visited mom's sister instead)
She said she was as excited as a kid to get picked up for her date.
I brought her dark chocolate, when I picked her up, and gave her a bar of soap that I bought at the Jailhouse gift shop when I dropped her off.
The entire day was spectacular.
I managed to get us locked into a yard by using a short cut, so mom jumped a fence to get out and I made champagne come out of my nose on our picnic.  Yep, real classy.
I made a toast to life.  I have made it to a half century, and she has made it to three quarters of a century. I am fortunate to still have a mom, and we are fortunate to have each other. 

Here's to life !  Cheers !!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Wednesday at the Red Cap

Photo: Live music this Wednesday July 9th! Featuring an acoustic duo you won't want to miss.
See you all there! :)

Live music this Wednesday July 9th! Featuring an acoustic duo you won't want to miss.