Saturday, July 09, 2016

Expiring AirMiles

AIR MILES logo Yes it is true. Older air miles will soon expire. You can request an expiry statement by going online, under your profile, There is a link to request a statement.
Check it out.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I like !!

Lotion bottle as beach bag - Top 68 Lifehacks and Clever Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier

Friday, June 17, 2016


Futurepreneurs helps people aged 18 to 39 launch their own business.
Check them out !

Business Idea

Pop up Mocktail Bar , maybe with some Caribbean flair and music.

You would need a vendor license, food handler's course, landowners permission, or course.
Or you could set up a mocktail Tiki bar in the Argyle Farmer's market.

Father's day at the Red Cap

We are celebrating Father's Day Saturday 4pm to 8pmSunday all day ! Be our guest! For reservations 902-762-2112

Monday, June 13, 2016

La Roche de Saint-Pierre

During the month of August, 1769, Father Charles-Francois Bailly de Messein was the first missionary to visit the Acadians after their return from exhile. He baptized and married many people who had not seen a priest for many years.
Father Bailly landed at a point at the southeastern extremity of Comeau's Hill stretching toward the east.
Even today, this is still known as "La Pointe a Monsier de Bailly" (Mr. Bailly's Point).
Father Bailly, having come here by sea, stepped ashore and, a short distance from there, celebrated a mass
in the shade of a huge rock known as "La Roche de Saint-Pierre (St. Peter's Rock). On the face of this rock is a cross. It is believed that both Acadians returning from exhile and Mi'Kmaq were present.

Saint Peter's Rock is on the walking trail at 2413 Comeau's Hill Road. 

Painting by Ann Clow
La Roche de Saint-Pierre

Monday, June 06, 2016

Sea Glass

Click on picture for a bigger view.

Monday, May 02, 2016

For Quinan

Floating cooler - Top 68 Lifehacks and Clever Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier

For our floating afternoons .....

Sunday, April 03, 2016

An active Transportation Plan

Our municipality has hired consultants to help us with an Active Transportation Plan.
Today at 2 pm at the Red Cap, please come and tell them your ideas.
What do we need? where? why?
What do we dream of?

Ham & Pasta Casserole

Cook egg noodles ( cooked the entire package)
1.5 cups cooked cubed ham tossed with 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
1 can cream of chicken soup blended with 1 cup milk.
Preheat your oven to 375 F.
Add half the noodles in the bottom of a buttered baking dish.
add half the ham/cheese mixture.
Spoon half the soup mixture over it.
and repeat with another layer of noodle, ham and soup.
Dab with some butter
Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes,

I worried there wasn't enough liquid, but it was fine.

Son #2 said is was a 6 out of 10. Loverboy said it wasn't the worse thing he had ever had, ( so that is positive). I liked it. I would make it again with leftover ham.

Friday, April 01, 2016

At the Red Cap on Wednesday !!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Municipality of Argyle Date idea # 10

Courts open for the season on Friday April 1st !

Monday, March 28, 2016

Municipality of Argyle Spring Date idea # 9

Beginning April 1st, anglers 16 years of age and older require a 2016 sportfishing licence, which may be purchased from authorized vendors and select Department of Natural Resources Offices across the province. Anglers are reminded that daily bag limits effective April 1st may be different from winter fishing bag limits. Please consult the Anglers Handbook for current regulations in your area.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring Date idea # 8

Make a summer Couple Bucket List

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring date idea # 7

Go hunt for beach glass ....   
We have ample beaches to comb.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Date idea # 6

Skipping Rocks !!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Date idea # 5

Get creative and make some abstract art !

Couples Painting - Kissing Fish:

Get some acrylics and brishes and let your imagination go wild.

Great for a date night or painting with a good friend. With cool blues and fiery reds, "Branches and Bubbles" is a great example of how opposites really do attract. Two full sized canvases meet in the middle to create one painting!:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Date idea # 4

Together cook a special supper

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Municipality of Argyle Spring Date idea # 3

Yes, the West Pubnico Golf course opened March 12th !

Range Balls
Basket  Cost
Small  $3.00
Medium  $4.00
Large  $7.00

Driving Range Fees
Type  Cost
Driving Range Membership  $90.00
Jr. Driving Range Membership  $50.00
Student Driving Range Membership  $60.00
Husband & Wife Driving Range Membership  $120.00
Family Driving Range Membership  $140.00

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Date idea #2

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring is here !

And once again we will be doing 10 spring date ideas  !

Spring Date idea #1

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Shop Open Thursday 12 to 2pm

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Time Travel

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A great gift idea !

Click here to access a list of local history and topics published.
There is also access to an order form.
Publications are very inexpensive ( $5 to $20) and a great gift idea for mother's day or father's day.
Look through the list and find stories of your relatives, or your community.
Simply amazing !

Monday, March 07, 2016

At Chapters during March break


    MARCH 14 AT 11 AM
    Ultimate Play
    Hands on fun for all ages!


    MARCH 15 AT 11 AM
    What pet should I get?
    Make your own plush puppy and have a barking good time!


    MARCH 16 AT 11 AM
    Lego Brick Break
    Make & Take Building activity and join the Minifigures Swapathon.


    MARCH 17 AT 11 AM
    Calling all superheroes
    Design your own superhero mask and join the costume parade!


    MARCH 18 AT 11 AM
     DIY Kids
    Channel your inner creativity with stencil art and mess-free glitter!
    While quantities last for all activities.

Free Advil nightime

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This cartoon reminded me of a time when I was living alone. Walkmans were in style ( machine played a cassette, for the young who may not know). I had put a turkey in the oven to cook, and I went for a walk with 4 AA batteries in my bra, in case the batteries in my walkman died.
I ended up meeting up with friends, having drinks, and going to a dance. After the dance we went to a house party, and when the crowd got hungry and put a pizza in the oven; I remembered the turkey ! I quickly got a ride home and ran to the oven. The turkey was cooked. Leveled right out. I scooped it out with a slotted spoon.
I got ready for bed, took off my bra, and heard the four batteries hit the floor !
I could only laugh at myself !

Wednesday, March 02, 2016


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I went on a weeks vacation with my 18 year old.
We visited Cuba.
It will be a trip I will always treasure. Very nice to spend quality time with my son.
Many laughs and conversation.
Each smoked a cuban cigar.
Many games of chess ( I won zero, and one tie)
The snorkeling was my highlight during catamaran tour.
The fish were incredible and there were so many I worried about hitting them as I swam.
I will never forget seeing my son underwater, giving me a thumbs up.

When he returned to the boat, I was already aboard. I walked to the ladder to greet him. He paused part way, looked at me and with a mile long grin, and said:
"Mom, la vie est belle!"

Rum Punch

Cuban rum punch
2 oz rum
Orange Juice
Pineapple Juice
Lemon-Lime Soda
Ice Cubes

Fill tall glass with ice; pour Rum; fill with equal parts of orange and pineapple juice; add a splash of lemon-lime soda; add a dash of grenadine. Serves 1.

Ways to get pregnant faster

  • get healthy
  • go on vacation... Relax !
  • download an app. There's supposedly a good one called Ovia

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Food delivery Trends

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Into food ?
Check out these food trends....

  • offer a digital food discount (discount code found only online)
  • mobile coffee ( hot or cold) delivery
  • sell raw juice
  • offer recipe based grocery shopping experience at your grocery store
  • package and sell a healthy snack box for offices/business
  •  Paris Picnic Box (French things like wine, baguettes, cheese,desserts)
  • healthy prepared meal ( ready to cook, or reheat) frozen
  • Lunchbox delivery (choose from mix and match lunchbox menu)
  • seasonable vegetable delivery

Cute earrings

Meatless Mondays

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I'd like to try committing to Meatless Monday.

What are your favorite meatless meals ??

Corn Chowder
Veggie subs in the oven
Caesar salad

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Prepare ahead.. Maple Pineapple Slow Cooker Ham

  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Small can of Pineapple with Juice
  • 1 Pre-Cooked ham
  1. Place Dijon mustard, maple syrup and pineapple and juice into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Place ham into a large freezer bag.
  3. Pour sauce over top of the ham.
  4. Seal Bag. Freeze.

To Serve:
  1. Place ham and sauce in a slow cooker. (Can still be frozen)
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Free Run vs Free Range Eggs

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Free run or cage-free eggs are from hens to that are able to stretch their wings and move around freely in an open barn where they are provided with nest boxes. This is an important attribute since the urge to nest during a laying cycle is very strong in hens. Hens in free run systems may also be given dust bathing material and perches depending on the producer and the barn set-up.
Free range eggs are similar to free run (cage-free) except that hens are also given outdoor access. This has the added benefit of allowing hens a chance to forage on the grass. In the words of one farmer, "...the birds absolutely get their greens. They get the odd grasshopper, the odd bug down there, they dust bathe and flap their wings around in all the dust which is so different than in a conventional farm..."


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Income Tax Calculator 2015

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Wondering if you have paid enough income tax ?
Are you getting a refund?
Click Here

Choose your province and fill in a couple blanks, and you'll get an estimate.

NS Pharmacare premium Calculator for 2016

Image result for calculatorClick here to determine what is will cost you, as a senior, for your Pharmacare.

Friday, January 29, 2016


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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Free-range poultry workshop

THINKFARM will be hosting a free-range poultry workshop.
The workshop will be targeted at beginner to intermediate level free-range producers. Featured speakers include local experienced producers, primary product inspector Naomi Cripps and Perennia's poultry specialist Heather McLean (MSc., P.Ag.)

The morning will begin with the featured local producer followed by a session with Naomi Cripps. Following lunch, Heather McLean will be taking the lead and covering topics such as production efficiencies, biosecurity, nutrition and more!

February 18- Yarmouth, NS (Yarmouth Community Business Development Corporation, 103 Water Street, Yarmouth)
-         Featuring local producer Kevin Hamilton
Time: 9am-3pm
Cost: NO cost! However, lunch will not be provided so please plan to bring your own.
Registration deadline: February 5

To register: contact: Jillian Garland at 902-893-6575 or email

Calling ATV and outdoor enthusiasts

If you are aware of any trail where a bridge or culvert is damaged or missing in the Municipality of Argyle, could you email me at or call me at (902)648-2623.

Or leave me a message here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Willett Road geocaches

My nephew and I checked out 5 geocaches one morning.
Fun !