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Day 25 … Eye poppers

Day 25 … Eye poppers

I feel like a school kid let loose with friends on a summer holiday. I’m with fellow writers Judy Ferron and Brenda Tate and we’re headed up to Clare.  First stop: The Farmer’s Market at Belliveau Cove. Within minutes I’ve bought two pieces of folk art painted on driftwood from Hika Wagner for the grand […]

Addendum

Addendum

  While chatting with Nancy Hood enroute to Riley’s Cove yesterday, the subject of waterfalls came up. I told her how Barrie and I would be trying to find “la montagne” later in the day.  Nancy said, “Get in touch with René Belliveau. He has a waterfall close to where he lives.” I hadn’t seen René […]

Day 10 … Rockhounding

Day 10 … Rockhounding

There are rocks … and there are rocks. Although I don’t own any jewellery made of Nova Scotia agate, I’ve long been a fan of the exquisite pendants and rings that John Hood creates (Scotia Gems) and always wondered where he found the rocks to cut and polish. So I invited myself and Barrie on […]

Day 11 … Beans & Gospel music

Day 11 … Beans & Gospel music

  Plans went amok for day 11 so I went into high gear looking for a Plan B. Didn’t have to go far. The Events section of the Vanguard listed a couple of things that sparked my interest, starting with a bean supper at the Pembroke Community Hall. Barrie nodded his approval and we set […]

Day 9 … Anyone for tea?

Day 9 … Anyone for tea?

I can count on one hand the number of times in living memory that I’ve worn a dress; and can count on one finger the number of times I’ve worn a hat (a borrowed one at that.) The hat came from Susie Sweeney’s fine collection, and I wore it when Susie, Helen Hall and I […]

Days 5/6 … Psycho

Days 5/6 … Psycho

No, Sandra’s not “gone psycho” (although a couple family members may beg to differ.) Psychogeography is a new term for me. I’ve read many definitions –some coherent; some not–but the one I like the best is by Merlin Coverly, a chap who wrote a book on the topic. He says, “Psychogeography seeks to overcome the […]

Day 2 …zapped!

Day 2 …zapped!

Dear readers, I’ll try not to bore you with the antics of the twins. Suffice to say by the end of the day I was blithered. Wondering out loud why I felt so spent, Barrie said, “Take a look at your birth certificate.” Oh. That small matter of being 70 vs 3 years old. It’s […]

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Day 1 … easing into TJP

Canada Day happened to coincide with two things: a) our twin grandkids, Lucy and Ellie (3 years and 3 months old) arrived around noon after a trip on the Digby Ferry and, b) it was the first day of The July Project (TJP). Knowing there were some Canada Day celebrations at the Yarmouth South Playground, […]

COUNTDOWN

COUNTDOWN

Five more sleeps to The July Project (TJP) and also the launch of my new & improved website. Whoop! Now, in case you are wondering, this wee log cabin is the Durkee Memorial  Library in the village of Carleton, just a few kilometers from where we live. About 30 years ago I borrowed a book titled […]

Friendships

Friendships

I wonder if friendships are made in heaven? Or maybe it’s that when you make a new and fast friend, there’s something heady and heavenly about it. I’m not sure how Melanie Chambers came into my life, but if memory serves, it was a few years ago via the TMAC listserve (Travel Media Association of […]

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