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The Chicken Burger-A Restaurant Review

The Chicken Burger-A Restaurant Review

Last June I wrote a post listing my 7 favorite fish and chip restaurants . I had  quite a few comments naming other places I should try that were as good or better than the ones suggested. Several people recommended the infamous Chicken Burger in Bedford. Who knew?  According to Wikipedia,the Chicken Burger is reputed to be the oldest drive in in  Canada opening its doors in 1940. The decor  makes me smile-neon signage and a jukebox. Very cheery, especially…

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A Winter’s Morning in Fishermen’s Cove

A Winter’s Morning in Fishermen’s Cove

It’s  been a while since I have written about anything at all, but with the start of a fresh year and decade, I hope to put my writers block/burnout/outright laziness behind. Being out and about this week has me all fired up to get to my laptop. I have been wanting to go see the Lobster Trap Tree at Fishermen’s Cove and made a point of getting down before it was disassembled for the season. While it was daylight and…

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Merry Christmas from Hello Weekend

Merry Christmas from Hello Weekend

Merry Christmas, folks. So, I have been out of touch lately and for that, I apologize. Life happens. But I haven]t forgotten about you and I am here to assure you I will be -God willing- back to form after the holidays and infiltrating your inbox and social feed. I decorated my tree today, and it always is a special time for me.As much as I think I’d like to have it be a family affair with hot mulled cider,…

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Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub-Restaurant Review

Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub-Restaurant Review

I love Yarmouth. There’s an old fashioned aura to the downtown , of hard work and and struggle to survive, true even today.  But in Yarmouth, all work and no play makes one a dull boy. And where to go to play? Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub  is a good place to start. There’s local music most evenings and on a balmy summer day, a humongous wrap around deck is the place to be, sipping on Rudders own craft…

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My Seven Favorite Christmas Movies

My Seven Favorite Christmas Movies

So, ok.  Since Hallmark has decided to jump start Christmas obscenely early with it’s parade of Christmas movies November 1st this year, this list of Christmas movies may seen redundant. But these seven movies – not from Hallmark by the way, are ones I  make time for every season. Don’t judge me. Love Actually. It has everything- unrequited love, new love, heart break, plus a host of stars marching through the movie. (Colin Firth, anyone?) It’s a bunch of little…

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27 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers

27 Great Gifts for Nature Lovers

I keep seeing all these enthusiastic Facebook posts counting down the days until Christmas. I sort of get it-I love Christmas too. It’s all pine-y smell and Christmas music and choosing just the perfect gifts everyone. And,f you are like me, you put time and thought into getting the right gifts for the people you care about. So without further ado, here is a list of 27 great gifts for  nature lovers. Please note: The below post contains some affiliate…

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25 Harvest-y Things to Do In the Annapolis Valley this October

25 Harvest-y Things to Do In the Annapolis Valley this October

I love fall, it’s my favorite time of year. No bugs, no mugginess and yet, still plenty to do in the Annapolis Valley So here, in no particular order are my favorite 25 harvest-y things to do next month   Sept/Oct. Pick Apples Jump on  a hay ride at Willowbank U Pick, 110 Starr’s Point Loop, Port Williams ( available during apple picking season- mid Oct.) Bike the Harvest Moon Trail which runs from Grand Pre to Annapolis Royal [click_to_tweet…

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What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

What to See and Do Along the Cabot Trail This October

Can we just all agree the Cabot Trail is lovely? And there  is no lovelier  season to go that when the leaves start to change to red, gold and brown. But. As lovely as that time of year in all of the province-we have to consider-will anything be open-or shut down for the winter? Never fear. I’ve combed through website and sent messages to compile a list of things to do in see in the coming weeks. And here they…

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An Evening Paddle with East Coast Outfitters

An Evening Paddle with East Coast Outfitters

I can never get enough kayak paddling in. Stuff like work gets in the way. However, I did grab an opportunity to take my two daughters -in-law and head out for the Ladies Night Paddle with East Coast Outfitters recently. I’ve been out with them before but I enjoy trying out new adventures such as this Ladies Night and it did not disappoint.     I love a leisurely paddle where I can take a moment to see, hear and…

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3 Big Mistakes I Made While Backpacking the Bluff Wilderness Trail

3 Big Mistakes I Made While Backpacking the Bluff Wilderness Trail

  Last week, when the blog on the Bluff Wilderness Trail was posted, I promised to share the lessons I learned on this backpacking trip. They may not look like big mistakes, but together or even separately, they could cause big headaches or worse.  Full disclosure: I ‘m a bit embarrassed to admit them, but here they are.   I cheaped out on a sleeping bag.  I have a good sleeping bag, but it’s big and heavy.I wanted one small…

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