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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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3 Easy Trails in West Hants

3 Easy Trails in West Hants

Sometimes, you don’t want to struggle along a steep, rocky, long hike. Sometimes you just want a few kilometers outside in nature-I know I do, which is why I am sharing the information on these pretty easy trails in West Hants. Keep in mind, there are other great trails in West Hants, but today it’s gonna be these 3- Irishman’s Road, Smiley’s Provincial Park and the Salt Marsh Trail in Cheverie. Irishman’s Road Trail This is one of my oft…

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5 Beaches Worth a Visit this Winter

5 Beaches Worth a Visit this Winter

Updated March 13 2019 As I write this, Nova Scotia is suffering through an intense cold spell-  minus 12 but feeling like minus 20.  Snow is expected to start in an hour or so. The last thing you’d probably be thinking about is checking out any of our beaches. But we Nova Scotians are hardy people. And not only that, there are myriad reasons to avoid staying cooped up all winter. In winter, getting outside as much as possible;e help…

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Winter Walk at Keji

Winter Walk at Keji

Anyone who knows me knows I love Kejimkujik National Park for all kinds of reasons. I can jump on my bike like a wild and fearless 11 year old and rock along the narrow trail from Slapfoot to  Jake’s Landing, pack a bologna sandwich and kayak traditional Mi’kmaq waterways, swim under a falls, hike an old growth forest, roast hot dogs under a canopy of stars , take in a night theater or a guided walk…so much to do. Keji is…

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4 Out of the Way Winter Escapes in Nova Scotia

4 Out of the Way Winter Escapes in Nova Scotia

Ughhh. Another snowy February day. Another bleak, cold,$#*@## day.  Still over a month until Spring shows up on the calendar and even then it won’t really feel like spring. We. can’t. take. it. anymore. If we have to shovel one more snowplow blocked driveway, I swear to God we’re going postal. We need a break. Here are four choices for a weekend getaway that just will restore your sanity. **Please remember: It’s winter. That means ice and slippery conditions are…

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Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Forest Lakes Trails -Hike to Cameron Lake

Don’t you love Facebook events? It’s an opportunity to find trails I would probably never know about. This was the case on a recent frosty Sunday when a couple of  friends and I took advantage of a guided trail along the Forest Lakes Trail system in Ardoise. Forest Lakes is a country club with luxury seasonal and overnight housing rentals and real estate. Out of my price range ? Absolutely. No matter. The trails are open to everyone. I suspect…

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17 Fun Things To Do in Nova Scotia This Winter

17 Fun Things To Do in Nova Scotia This Winter

It’s winter and the only reminders of the holidays for some of us are post Christmas flab and credit card bills. Spring is only 6 weeks away.(Kill me now) Nova Scotia Can be blah in winter. But it doesn’t have to be. And it shouldn’t be. Yes of course, cuddle in with the storm chips and Netflix when the weather is frightful. But when it’s not… why not experience our beautiful province with one or more of these 17 adventures?…

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A January Walk Around Graves island

A January Walk Around Graves island

Nova Scotia has soooo many awesome trails that walking around a provincial park may not at first come to mind.Of course ,parks like Blomidon and Cape Split are well-known, but don’t rule these smaller gems like Graves Island out of you walking repertoire. To be honest, we were headed to Polly’s Cove trail, but once again Google maps thwarted our best efforts to find the trail head.Curses!     Graves Island is a popular provincial park located on Highway 3…

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There’s Snow ! Get out the Snowshoes!

There’s Snow ! Get out the Snowshoes!

If you want to find out how out of shape you are-just strap on a pair of snowshoes and slog through six inches of newly fallen snow. Today was my first chance at getting out-I was happy to do so, because I’ve been waiting all winter for enough snow to get out with my shoes. I like snow-there I’ve said t and I am not taking it back!. I didn’t go too far, but it was bloody hard work. What…

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A January Stroll Along Avonport Dykes

A January Stroll Along Avonport Dykes

We are hunkering down for an impending storm here in Nova Scotia- some places are threatened with up to 40 cm of snow. There may be power outages.,blowing snow and freezing rain.There WILL be nasty roads,all starting within the next 12 hours. Sounds like a good time to huddle in where’s it is nice and cozy. But before that-we have the calm before the storm. It’s a beautiful sunny day and the temperatures have risen to about -3. Positively balmy….

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