30 November 2012


This week I went to two movies - this frequency is particularly rare and I was very happy that both movies were great.

Last Saturday we went to see Life Of Pi. I started to read the book but had to return it to the library before I finished...and never got around to getting it again. Despite not reading the book (or because of it) I really enjoyed the movie:

On Thursday night we went to The Intouchables, a movie put on by the local film society, and it was excellent! It was hilarious, not too sad and the main character was wonderful:

29 November 2012

Small Town Living

Last month I had a package delivered by FedEx. It was quite the process as they tried to deliver it twice but we were at work both times and after the second time I was left with a phone number to call only to find out the package was now in Truro (45 minutes away) and they wouldn't be able to deliver it again - this was sorted out after a frustrating phone call and eventually the package was delivered to Greg at work.

Today there was another experience with the same FedEx delivery person, and again no one was home. This time something awesome happened and I can only believe it's a result of living in a small place and having a very thoughtful delivery person.

A note was left, normally it says something about a phone number to call or location to pick up the package that couldn't be delivered. This note was much, much better:

Greg did receive the delivery - at the library.

This was too good not to share. I hope you can enjoy it as much as we did.

28 November 2012


Greg made a tasty treat on Sunday - almond bark.

Part of the process was boiling water and sugar together. It looked really neat:

26 November 2012

I Made a Dress!

In the past I've tried my hand at sewing my own clothing - the outcomes have been less than I'd hope for. First I made a t-shirt, this shirt is reserved for messy tasks and playing frisbee. The second project was a skirt, this turned out better but I only wear it around the house.

So I really upped the ante when I set my sights on making a dress.

I got the idea from these two pieces of clothing:


I like the idea of the first dress but wasn't so keen on the GIANT cowl and preferred a hood. I really like the hood from the second picture so I tried to mash them together. I started by looking up how to make a sleeve pattern, made one (right), then realized that I have a book with patterns! Making the sleeve pattern was fun though, it's satisfying to use math practically.

The book! I picked this up for under $10 at Coles last year and only used it once to make my 't-shirt':

I used the hood from a hoodie I like to make a pattern and just measured the length and width for the front pocket.

So my first dress is much more successful than my first t-shirt or skirt - hooray!

25 November 2012

Halifax Visit

Last weekend Greg and I visited Halifax for some family fun and to go to the Mother Mother show. It was a lovely coincidence that our friends were throwing a Movember chili lunch fundraiser at their house. So not only did we get to see some pals we had a great meal and supported  a worthy cause:

I also spotted some interesting signs on our visit, I have no explanation for the sign on the right but as for the one on the left it was in front of the North Face store on Barrington Street as Petraeus was supposed to be in town for the weekend - well placed, it got us to stop:

Last but not least, treats of Halifax! Since I seem to have a gluten sensitivity I can't drink beer anymore. While this is very sad at least I can enjoy something that Propeller produces, rootbeer! And on the left is a snap from the Mother Mother show - they AND their lights were very, very entertaining and impressive.

19 November 2012

Music Nostalgia

I heard this tune on the radio yesterday and was immediately on the hunt for more nostalgia:

13 November 2012

November Hike

Taking advantage of such warm November temperatures Greg and I headed out for lunch and a hike with a group of friends.

We went to Antigonish for lunch at Sense of Japan, it's nice to know there is a good sushi not too far from home:

We piled in cars and headed to Beaver Mountain, just outside of Antigonish, and attempted to hike a virtually unmarked trail - thankfully I took a picture of the map before our walk but unfortunately it didn't help a whole lot and we got a wee bit lost. We DID make it out before dark though, success!:

This was an interesting sight - a larger tree fell directly onto a smaller tree and snapped it over, thankfully the bank to the left of this picture was also helping to keep both trees from falling into the path:

Two interesting structures, the top picture was a super creepy find, it was burnt out inside and had a lot of furniture left. The bottom reminded me of something from a zombie movie, it was locked:

12 November 2012

Remembrance Day

We attended the Remembrance Day ceremony on Sunday on a beautiful, sunny day in New Glasgow. It was a lovely ceremony, I took a picture as the veterans and cadets were on their way back to the Legion.

Thank you veterans and troops!

Dinner Party

Last weekend Greg and I made a meal to thank two lovely people involved in our wedding. We had the dinner at my parents house, it was pretty delicious if I do say so myself. Unfortunately I just have the table setting rather than any of the meal so you'll just have to use your imagination based upon the menu:

08 November 2012

Sweater Time!

With what feels like a huge drop in temperature comes sweaters. I've swapped my shorts for sweaters in my closet and now I have a hankering for creating my own sweater.

Here are a few I've spied that I would like to try my hand at, the first seems complicated while the second seems more straightforward. I'll no doubt try the second one first:



04 November 2012

Happy Halloween!

I am happy to report that we had a total of 22 trick or treaters on Halloween, that's up from 5 last year despite the less than ideal weather on Wednesday!

Since Halloween also just happens to be on my birthday Greg made me a yummy supper (with a sushi appetizer!) and gave me mittens made from local wool:

He also gave me a camera, it was put to use taking the pictures here.

I was a bit of an overachiever (or at least tried to be) when it came to carving my pumpkin and I might have gotten in over my head. I was going for a haunted house but this is what happened:

So I carved another (little pumpkin) by putting a bunch of holes in it. I couldn't screw that up too much!  Greg carved a wolf howling at the moon, very appropriate for his costume, but it seems I didn't take a picture of it - whoopsie!

To continue celebrating we went to trivia at a pub in Pictou and met up with friends who I somehow convinced to wear their costumes - note: no one else in the place was wearing a costume. Not that I needed a reminder, but I have awesome friends:

It is pretty nice when you can get a couple of wears out of a Halloween costume (that you like)!!

As for trivia, we placed second (with 3 other teams) by 3 points, not too shabby!

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