One for the History Books

This year is certainly one for the history books.  As difficult, sometimes heartbreaking, and always challenging as it has been, I believe we are going to come out of this stronger, smarter, and kinder. One of things that amazes me … Continue reading

‘Thank you’ is not enough.

I ended 2018 with a spectacular ankle break. Walking down to the shore mid afternoon on New Years Eve I looked up at the same time I took a step. That innocent glance to the sky resulted in surgery, some … Continue reading

O Christmas Tree!

December 24, 2016 O Christmas Tree! Last Sunday, just before Dave began cutting down our 2016 Christmas Tree I posted a photo of it with the caption: “…we have a tree that you won’t make fun of this year.” That post generated … Continue reading

Chicken Run – Bringing home the Chicks

Instead of having our new crop of heritage chicks shipped to us from Ontario we decided incorporate the pick-up into our annual trip to Ontario. The chicks would have been shipped to Halifax, a four and half hour trip one … Continue reading

2015 – A Year in Pictures

The 2016 Tourist Season here on beautiful Cape Breton Island is nearly upon us, although, since we are open year-round, I suppose I should say the “busy season”. I have been remiss at keeping this blog up-to-date. Writing is one of … Continue reading


This morning when I was trying to quickly hang my clothes on the line while contemplating the long list of chores I needed to complete today when all I really wanted to do was sink my teeth into this book … Continue reading


May 12, 2015  It has been a long time since I posted a blog. I have had one written since August but I could never post it. But, it is time.   – written August 30, 2014 – It was … Continue reading


July 26 – There have been several variations of a Gratitude Challenge circulating on Facebook and I was nominated to participate. After some thought and trepidation I decided to embrace the challenge. It was an interesting and enlightening experience. Last … Continue reading

Early Morning

I am not an early riser. I used to get up early when I drove the school bus but those mornings were busy. Today I needed to get up extra early in order to accommodate our guests’ 7 am breakfast … Continue reading

Maple Syrup and 9-1-1

It was a long, challenging winter and we desperately needed a break so we planned a twelve-day driving trip to Ontario. Relaxation was key. This trip needed to be simple with little running around. We combined visiting friends with our … Continue reading