Sunday, November 30, 2014

20th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

The Municipality of Argyle’s 20th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony will take place on today at 6pm at the Tusket Courthouse.
There will also be an exchange of LED holiday lights. Bring in two old sets of traditional glass holiday lights and receive one set of new LED holiday lights. The exchange of the LED lights will begin at 5:30pm.
Join us for some hot chocolate and apple cider after the lighting of the tree.
For more information, contact the Argyle Recreation Department 648-3379.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Phantom Power

It's a term used to describe electricity used by stuff that is plugged in, but not really on.

It can be 10% of your power bill costs.
Easy ways to eliminate some of the phantom power costs:

  • use a power bar, and simply shut it all off. 
  • I have a activity monitor on the TV... if there's no activity in 2 hours , it shuts off. And believe me, it happens plenty in our kitchen/den area.
  • Unplug those items that you rarely use, like a DVD player, especially if its standby light is lit or the time is displayed.
  • shop for energy efficient appliances when you replace them. Look for the label. Items like microwaves aren't easily unplugged, and are phantom power users. Make sure yours is energy efficient.
  • Unplug cell phone chargers when not in use
  • Buy an energy saving socket if you don't want to unplug that cell phone charger on your nightstand. The energy saving socket has a timer. You can choose 1/2 hour, 3 hours, or 6 hours. Press start and the timer will power off in that set amount of time. Why charge your phone all night, when 3 hours will do?    The timers are $9.99 at Best Buy.
Actually Canada supports an initiative called the " 1-watt initiative" . It's about regulating standby power of appliances to no more than 1 watt.

It's a good thing !

Advice for women

Here's something of interest.
If you ever find yourself in a bad scenario, and your wrists have been secured together by duct tape, here's what to try:

Raise your arms above your head.
With all your might, come down with speed and try to your separate your hands, passing each by your side , using a good swift motion.

Here's the short video.

Boot Socks



Use a sweater, and cut the sleeves off. Turn down a half inch, add lace, and buttons if you like.

Barrington's Santa Claus Parade

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What an idea !

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wednesday at the Red Cap!

ALL YOU CAN EAT Haddock 11.95
Every Wednesday 4 to 6 pm..

Newfoundland steamed pudding

7-cup puddings

 1 cup flour
1 cup sugar; 1 cup butter
1 cup chopped apple
1 cup bread crumbs
 1 cup raisins
1 tsp. baking soda mixed with 1 cup warm water
 Stir together If batter seem a bit too soft, you may add a little extra bread crumbs. 
I puts them in coated soup cans, sprayed with Pam. 
Put in a pot and boil for 2 1/2 hrs. 
Oh, cover the top of the can with foil so the water don't get inside. After they are done, just turn them bottom up on a plate & they should come out easily. 
They freeze well, too; just warm in the microwave whenever you need some.
 I double the recipe when I does them,,,, always on hand. 
Delicious served with a sauce, too.
 May add a shake of cinnamon if desired.

Christmas House Tour

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Did you know you can call 211 for community or social services?
( or you can visit ) They have 4000 services including:

  • mental heath and addictions
  • housing needs
  • food, clothing, food banks
  • new immigrant services
  • support groups
  • shelters
  • services for persons with disabilities

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Micheal Jackson.... Thriller

21st Nov 1983, Michael Jackson's 14-minute video for 'Thriller', was premiered in Los Angeles. Directed by John Landis and co-starring former Playboy centerfold Ola Ray. The video (like the song) contains a spoken word performance by horror film veteran Vincent Price. The video was filmed at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the zombie dance sequence at the junction of Union Pacific Avenue and South Calzona Street in East Los Angeles and the final house scene in the Angeleno Heights neighborhood at 1345 Carroll Avenue.

The actual song starts after 4 minutes ... Enjoy it !

Thursday, November 20, 2014

QE2 Home lottery winners

Today is the day that the winners are listed online ( click here) and in the Chronicle herald.

Let me see what I have won .....

Did you win ?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Increasing Willpower

I heard about it, and I researched it a bit....

You can improve your willpower by using your non-dominate hand to brush your teeth every morning for at least 30 days. It will take 2 weeks to notice a difference.

Much like a muscle, a researcher claims that willpower must be exercised to really work.

And it rarely works when we are tired, stressed, or hungry.

Exercising willpower uses energy in the brain in the form of glucose.
And like a muscle, your willpower can get worn out. If you have had a high stressed day, and used a lot of willpower, when you arrive home, your willpower may be depleted.
It's good to realize that.
Don't beat yourself up over it.

When you feel your brain may need a boost of glucose to get through big tasks  requiring willpower, research suggests having a no more than a half can of cola, or a few jelly beans.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

My Nova Scotia Neighborhood

I enjoy painting.
You can talk to yourself if you want.
Think about different things.
It's relaxing.
And if someone calls to go golfing, you can put your brush down
and go !

Homeless in Wisconson

Appears to be better than " Sleepless in Seattle".

A group of great people decided that they would build a few little houses for homeless people.
Actually, given the goods, the homeless built the homes themselves, with much pride.
They built 3 houses, and four people will be moving in.
The project’s next goals are to build six more homes, another shared bathroom, a community room, a garden, a tree orchard, and a coop full of chickens. 

I read about homelessness, and it's quite sad to learn that some homeless people preferred to not have the little house. They like it alone, and being part of a little "village", is not for them.
These homes are attracting homeless people, who once were middle class workers, who fell on hard times.

What an idea !

Craft and Bake Sale

This Sunday at the West Pubnico Legion.
The Craft & Bake Sale starts at 10:00am.

Priceless ad on Kijiji

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Boston Pizza

The supper club ventured out to Boston Pizza one Monday night.
( It is open on Mondays unlike some restaurants)

We were greeted and seated in a second. And we had a reservation.

We had:

  • dry salt and pepper ribs with a small Caesar salad
  • seafood linguine
  • pecan salad with grilled chicken
  • Spicy Thai Chicken salad

The waitress, Kelita, was amazing. 
She was quick, very friendly and offered us water with lemon before we could even ask for it.

Since it was my birthday, they had a free brownie for us.
The three musketeers had also secretly brought in a cake, which Kelita served, with candles, no question asked, or fee required.

The venue is great, clean, and well lit. 
All the food was excellent except the linguine which was a bit bland.
Two more negative comments: It was a tad too chilly in the building, and it's a bit pricey.

Chapman Calendar

Order your free Chapman Calendar HERE

I ordered one, and after I did, it said :

" Thanks for your coupon order. Your order will be sent in the mail soon. "
Whatever !

U-Pick Christmas tree farm

 At 3309 Lower Wedgeport. 
Bring your family out and choose your Christmas tree. 
Mark it and come pick it up when you are ready.
 $10 each!!
 For more information call (902) 663-2575

Not in the fridge

Here's some foods you shouldn't keep in the fridge.. according to Australian experts:

  1. Tomatoes. They stop ripening and lose flavor, and the refrigeration causes them to become mealy. Keep them in a bowl on the counter.
  2. Potatoes.  Keep them at 45 degrees F to be perfect. Paper bag is better than plastic too.
  3. Onions.  They turn soft and get mouldy and give off gasses...
  4. Garlic. It will start to sprout eventually and get rubbery. 
  5. Bread ....  as it dries out. 
  6. Coffee :  Best in the freezer, or a dark cupboard
  7. Honey . It doesn't have to be refrigerated.
Here's the one thing in my house that should be refrigerated but we never do ( I don't eat it anyways...) Cheeze whiz.  My husband refuses to follow the "refrigerate after opening" info.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dire Straits ... Brother in Arms

15th Nov 1987, Dire Straits became the first act to sell over three million copies of an album in the UK. Brothers in Arms contained five, top 40 singles: ‘Money for Nothing,’ ‘So Far Away,’ ‘Walk of Life,’ ‘Brothers in Arms’ and ‘Your Latest Trick.

Click here to listen to Brothers in Arms.

Attention Businesses in the Municipality of Argyle....

Want to increase productivity? 
Reduce absenteeism? 
Improve morale? 

 WORKPLACE WELLNESS can work for you !
Contact Natalie d'Entremont, Active Living Coordinator, at 902-648-3379 to chat and see how your business can get started!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

51 gift in a jar ideas

Enjoyed all the "jar " ideas on this website.
Have a look.

Friday, November 14, 2014

We all have those days !


I always get my money back whenever I buy dishwasher tablets.
I just hate to buy one that has no rebate offer.
So I just opened my last box, and soon I shall buy another, because the deadline for the dated receipt is Dec 16th.

Here's the info :

Save up to $8.00 on any Finish Quantum Power & Free, or  Powerball Power & Free™ (16ct or larger)

or you can buy a jet-dry or cleaner

Print your rebate form here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cool idea

Pedal powered lamp posts and bench !
Our side walk needs one !
What fun !

Thursday November 13th

Book launch  " Aunt Emma loved her Brandy" 
by author Laurent d'Entremont at the
Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos
at 1:30 pm
You are all invited !

Laurent d'Entremont : 902 762- 2421or email him for a copy :