Trees are singing

In this beautiful place for a couple nights while I work at HMCS Acadia with cadets. I’m one of the wonderful bunch of nurses on staff at the clinic. I’m grateful to be able to stay at my uncles cottage in Smiths Cove while I’m at the base over the next 6 weeks. So many kids on buses arriving from all over the provinces and the world for training and fun. It’s been interesting to meet up with about 500 of them yesterday and over the next couple days. Great bunch of kids and young adults. I remember my Air Cadet camp days at Greenwood. It is a fantastic opportunity. They seem to have developed the camps into a fun place. I always felt I was getting in trouble by forgetting my cap or my hair was below my collar. I remember we borrowed the beautiful airforce blue uniforms for our final parade. Base staff loaned them to us. We were informed please do not get food on these uniforms. The minute I picked up my tray of spaghetti I had a bad feeling. Crash! My tray landed smack into the back of a regular officers beautiful blues and I got the coldest look from my commanding officer. Oh boy!

Peace is easy in a place like this:)

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

This is another recommended book from Stephen Kings latest reads. Another page turner, I finished this book in a couple of nights. A group of three boys Tommy, Luis, and Josh befriend an odd character at a park hangout that has folklore attached to it. They are taken in by his stories and knowledge of the area. They seem to have a lot in common despite the difference in their ages. Tommy goes missing, they search but he can’t be found. Then “the pages” show up . You have to read it to believe all the undercurrents of the story.


Birthday on The Magic Wine Bus

We had lunch at Le Caveau at the DOMAINE DE GRAND PRÉ Wonderfully presented chowder with scallop and lobster, this award wining restaurant boasts 3rd in the world.
Beautiful countryside.

At LUCKETT VINEYARDS we had dessert of dark chocolate cheesecake and it was paired with Isolde ice wine, which lasted 5 minutes!

We picked up a bottle of organic rosé sparkling. One of my favs

I had desert of strawberry shortcake. We also sampled their selkie wine, it was totally delicious.

Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi

I couldn’t put this one down.  The main character is an author who moves with his wife to the USA to buy their first house and live closer to family.  The house holds secrets and the lake behind the house has something to do with the mystery.  I highlighted a few entries in this book as I read.  That’s always a good sign I’m impressed with the writing.  I was intrigued by this passage…

It has been said that nature does not know extinction– that once you’ve existed, all parts of you, whether they’ve dispersed or remained together, will always be.  Thick dust may hide the relics of human history, but if cannot erase the memory.

The author had all my favourite elements, haunted houses, the obsessive hunt for truth, and many plot twists.  Always making you think.  A theme I was caught up on was –how far is too far to go to find the truth–.  

The one scene I keep with me is the scene with the elderly dying woman.  It was well written, I’ve dealt with many dying patients and it was true to life.  Her resolve resonated with me.  I could feel her character jump from the page.  

I couldn’t have predicted the ending but I had hope.