Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Dreamers Then & Now

Listen to this month's show Dreamers Then and Now from American Routes

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

A Gift ...

Saturday, 8 December 2018

First Snow

This was early yesterday morning...before the snow stopped. There was no snow on the ground before the accumulation total was 25 - 30 cm.

The trees are lit up by our neighbour's headlights to aid his snow clearing efforts. Schools, businesses, official offices, all delayed opening by 2 hours to give snow clearing efforts a chance.

Husband got to use his new 2nd hand snow blower for the first's small and takes some time but saves the back muscles! I wrestled myself into my snow gear and helped shovel out last of snow under cars and from steps etc. Then packed up and struggled to get to school for there at 10:30 am.

Then, despite all that snow clearing, driving (side streets weren't cleared and quite slippy), and walking down that bloody hill along a slightly less steep street than I usually use (see below) I arrived to find only 4 other students had made it in. And that the instructor had decided to cancel class...!

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Storm Warning!

First Winter Storm of the season coming our way!!

I don't know about where you live but here, well, here people do something weird when there's a weather warning about a storm that may cause closures. People like to get to the storm before it hits and load up on bags of chips. It's referred to as 'storm chips.'

Is this just a Newfoundland thing? Or do people do it where you live?

If you follow me on my Xmas blog...well, forgive the double posting. I'm just so excited!

It's true we've already had a storm day but that was due to winds. This will be the first 'snow' storm of the season. Anticipating closures tomorrow. But not relying on it. Still have homework to do just in case.

But seriously, just a few weeks ago we had a storm day due to high winds. Lots of places were closed including the college where I attend classes. Winds on this island, here in the North Atlantic, have really become stronger.

Since we returned in 2016 there have been at least 3 wind storms strong enough to cause structural damage, flying debris, and, of course, HUGE swells and waves. Happens in Fall and Spring - during hurricane season.

 Climate change is real folks.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


Not often you find a song about a comic book character...

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Wish List

Tabletop Collection - Edward Gorey House. 

Oh my! I had no to choose?


Thursday, 22 November 2018

The Mountain