30 April 2012

David Myles, April 2012

On Saturday Greg and I checked out David Myles and his AMAZING band mates at Glasgow Square.

Since New Glasgow has been really windy almost all Spring I was impressed at the lack of bluster on the way to the show:

East River

E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes opened the show, and the lead singer is from Trenton (town 5 minutes from New Glasgow):

E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes

A poorly framed picture of David Myles and Co.

I put my iPhone video to the test and filmed a couple of pieces from the show. I was impressed with the sound quality:

And another little video at the end of the show, they unplugged and came out to the edge of the stage. Their harmonies are WONDERFUL!

29 April 2012

Happy Second Birthday Blog

April marks two years I've been blabbing to the world via my blog.

I found this cute image to help celebrate:


Zip Lining in Pictou County

On Saturday Greg and I went zip lining with a group of people (new friends I might even say). We had both been to Tree Go before, but this was a strictly zip lining business (Anchors Above). There are two lines, one is much steeper than the other. The stopping mechanism for these zip lines is creative and a bit sketchy but we all proved that they work.

Here's a short video to give you an idea:

Our 'tour' guide, you can see a wooden stick -
that's his brake. Sketchy, right?

The group after we had complete both lines, with the 'stopping
mechanism' behind us. Really it's a bunch of ropes.

A different look at the bunch of ropes.
Looks ram-shackled right?

While we had a good time, I don't think we'd go again. It was $22 each and for just two zip lines (it took us about 40 minutes to run the 9 people down both lines) I think I'd rather make the road trip to Tree Go and pay a bit more for 2 hours of climbing and smaller zip lines.

Afterwards we went to Jungle Jim's and I proceeded to get the largest (and pretty tasty) margarita:

27 April 2012

Created This Week

There is a teen art exhibit next month in New Glasgow and Greg wanted to get the Library's Teen Advisory Club involved by creating art from recycled books. Using an idea from Pinterest he came up with this and brought home the materials to create a sample for the teens. Being keen to make something I put this together, it was my first try and it didn't turn out too shabby but there are some things that I'd do differently if I made another one.

The idea is that this would hang evenly from the center of the spine. The hanging paper is from pages in the book. If they get the exhibit up and running at the library I'll try to take a picture to share.

Oh, here is the picture from Pinterest, so much cleaner...I have much to learn:


Greg went to a health fair in Pictou Landing yesterday and someone had a button maker (I immediately was brought back to my love of Empire Records...and the button maker from that movie). This is a button he made for me...made it's a sign of my fishing love to come?

22 April 2012

April Hike

Sticking to our New Year's resolution we went on a hike this month. This time it was to the Roger's Hill Trail, another part of the Cape to Cape trail. We started out at the same spot in Scotsburn as we did for started our first snowshoe and where ended for our first guided snowshoe. But we went out in a different direction.

We hiked about 12km in 3.5 hours. The trail was pretty flat with a few ups and downs, and of course the fording...

Our first challenge was fording a stream. It was my first time

It was COLD!

Look at him, looking smug about this with all
of his fording experience. Humph

Taking a break

This is the tree when the wind blows one way...

and this is what it looks like when it blows the
other way. We could hear it splitting, neat!

I learned that this is NOT a poorly constructed treehouse, but rather a place for people to hang out and wait for deer to come along and shot. I liked my interpretation a whole lot better:

The Cape to Cape sign

A found slice of wood

A perhaps recently fed snake we nearly walked
on, it was startling

I'm not sure what these day, they were really fluffy

I felt like I might be heading into where Fred Penner spent
all of his time

Another brook, this one I crossed without taking
off my boots

Oh hai! It's an electrified fence! It followed along a side of a
farm, I was more than terrified of stumbling, but managed ok

Interesting decisions were made by this tree

Remember the terrible cookies I made? Well here they are,
they know they are terrible and can't even keep it together

Where we ended our hike. A totally collapsed house/shack

Complete with some sort of cement mixer
I think?

Misfortunate tree

Nice sky over a corn field

Near the end of the trail, this was not quite
so obvious a choice on our way in, hence the

Having a snack before the walk along the ATV
trail back to the car

Weekend Food

Surprise, surprise. A post about food. But really, the vast majority of it was tasty and worthy of pictures!

Greg made tomato basil soup from our super successful
basil plant

It was delicious!

Particularly with the most hearty bread EVER! It was spelt
bread from a local shop, it was filling. 

What's a meal without dessert? These were also intended
for our hike the next day. They sadly were not the finest
cookies I've made. Oh, and they are supposed to be flat.

The cupcakes from Saturday night turned out much better

This Week In Instagrams: My Classroom

Trying to make reading more comfortable 

Trying to sell the reading

As the title states: Ali's Attempt of a World Map *not to scale*
It's for Global History and when we talk about a country
we colour it yellow, seems juvenile but it seems to be

In honour of Earth Day

A space to better document my days and finds with visual aids and clickable links.