Wednesday, July 31, 2013

So we felt like this little treat for lunch.
 It's a donair panzerotti. And it's delicious!

 Donairs are something unique to the Maritimes. Oh, they're not quite the Mideastern thing you may be thinking of, because the meat is different and the sauce is sweet. And in typical Maritime fashion, we wrap it in bread in an Italian tradition.
For only $7.99 you get a drink and a panzerotti, and if you have a coupon like we had, you get the extra panzerotti for free! so if you're ever in Amherst, Nova Scotia, check out Freddie's and sample something both traditional and unique.

Monday, July 29, 2013

De-conferencing takes time, you know!

Last week I attended the Romance Writers of America
in Atlanta. It was fabulous! And hats off to the local Georgians. (Is that the right way to say it?) They are super friendly and very kind, gentle people. And they sure know how to build big hotels. I was blown away by the Atrium alone in the Marriott Marquis.

 One man standing beside me likened it to being the belly of a dinosaur! The spine was the set of glass tube elevators and some writers couldn't even look out of them. I was told it was the second largest atrium in the world. Wow! I would faint in the largest, I'm sure.

But this conference wasn't about atriums. It was about writing, and now, a week later, I'm still processing all I heard and learned. That's the way it is with conferences. You take the time to stuff in all the info and networking you can and then you do what I am doing right now.

Camping and de-conferencing. I'll let you know how successful I am this coming week. But in the meantime, stay tuned as I fill you in on some of the fun things I did!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Another Great Seafood place!

This summer has really found us out and about a lot, and sampling a lot of seafood places just as much. Tonight, on the recommendation of a friend, we stopped in Cap Pele again, but at another take out.

The Bel-Air was surprisingly large inside for a take out, and the service fast and friendly. Having not had anything to eat for hours, we tried the 5 piece fish and chips (two of them) and the large fried clam platter. Onion rings were a free substitution, and we jumped at the offer.

PhotoWe found the food excellent, and well worth the value. 

In fact, after eating all we could, we were still left with enough for a doggy bag. And no, a doggy will not be getting this meal! We ate it later and it was still delicious!

Another thing I liked was that they offered two kinds of vinegar. White and malt. I just happen to be a fan of malt, so that's what I chose.
And I can't finish this recommendation without saying that the flowers outside were just lovely. 

Well done, Bel-Air!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bucket of Yum!

We took a drive one evening and ended up at L'Aboiteau wharf. Feeling peckish, (heck, we were starving!) we stayed for their bucket deal.

Photo: The bucket

 It cost $25, and in it were 3 lobsters, 3 king crabs, steamed mussels and clams and of course, 2 corn on the cob.

Photo: During

 We dug in.

 Photo: After

And ate until it was all gone, which didn't take long because it was delicious!


And, one of the coolest things was this - vanity for clean up afterwards, right in the restaurant! Now that is ingenuity!

Do you have a new favourite restaurant?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Here's a nice welcome to Love Inspired Historical!

Love Inspired Historical is offering this wonderful little novella for FREE, just to say, "Try us today!"

Courted by a Cowboy
Get it here

 Or if you have a Nook or Kobo, try this link:

I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

In a show of national pride, I decided to put the flag out closer to the road this July First. The wind was blowing as usual around here, and I was able to snap this shot.

Photo: Happy Canada Day! Tomorrow, of course!

Now, for my readers who aren't Canadian, allow me to tell you a bit about this special day. July First is Canada Day, the day we came together as a nation, the Dominion of Canada. We celebrate the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.

But lately, Canadians can also celebrate all we have contributed to the world. I asked my niece and nephew what Canada has given the world. They said,

1. Peace through the United Nations
2. D-Day, where Canadian soldiers landed on Juno Beach on June 6th 1944. Much was sacrificed that day for world freedom.

On a lighter note, we Canadians also gave the world:

1. William Shatner. Would Star Trek have been as good?
2. Beavertails and Timbits. If you've never tried one, come on up!
3. Chris Hadfield. Just the coolest astronaut that ever lived.
4. Canadarm. We can pluck anything out of space.

What else do you think of when you think of Canada? Inukshuks? Maple Syrup? Cow's Ice Cream? The largest mall in the world? Niagara Falls? Lord Stanley's Cup?

Comment on what you think of when Canada is mentioned.

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