Mahone Bay Adventure

Today was a grand day for gallavanting.  Sunny and hot.  I slept in and landed at Rebecca’s Restaurant at 1300.  My favorite destination for lunch in Mahone Bay.  The menu is always refreshing.  I had Sweet Potato soup, Shrimp and mushroom Risotto cakes with a side salad and for dessert traditional Nova Scotia Strawberry Shortcake.  It was made with the best tea biscuit I’ve had since my grandmother’s for sure.  The new location is brillant.  On Edgewater Street, it has loads of parking and seating.

Right Next door there is a newly opened shop, called Sprig Apothecary, it literally had at all my favourite things for sale.  Succulents, lotions, beautifying products, and pretty little pots.  So I added a little succulent to my growing indoor garden and some beauty products to pamper myself.  It was fun, like a day at the spa, my style.

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Down the way I stopped  at Have A Yarn, and found some new color ways.   It’s a new company RavensWood Fibre Co.  A local company!


Another new shop on Main is a sweet little interior design shop.  Here Nor There. I picked up a seagrass basket, and a macrama plant holder.  The plant holder I’ve been ages waiting for and it’s perfect.


I dropped in to Birdsall-Worthington Pottery for a gander and found beautiful hand made earrings.


Finally ended up at Peacocks Antiques and found some awesome vintage clothing, stay tuned for those outfits.  Including a perfect birthday dress for July.

Vacation Days 

April13,2017 vacation Day 5 Still sunny, still hot. I started The Nest by Kenneth Oppel. The main character is a boy called Steven, in his words he tells the story. His parents, sister, and new baby are the people in his world. The new baby has a congenital defect. His stories and dreams reflect his struggle to understand. What I like about the book so far is the discussion about wasps, bees and nests. I’m totally in the category of nesters. Even on vacation I’ve made a nest with chairs and cushions. In the nest is yarn, music, and books. I’m having a hard time chronicling my adventures in the past few days as Wifi is not always available. As a chameleon adapts, so do I. So my posts are sporadic.  

Vacation days

April 11th day 3 of vacation in Cuba. Wifi is sketchy around here. So blogging was a chore. Here’s a beautiful beach spot..I wasn’t sure what to think when I first arrived. It took me at least 24 hours to relax. It’s like coming to a complete stop when you usually travel at 100km an hour. I settled into a routine by day 2. I actually had to make a schedule for myself…I know that crazy for a Cuban beach vacation but I’m not a typical vacationer. It’s way less anxiety provoking if I do a schedule for myself. 

1. Lay on beach ( at least save a spot before breakfast)

2. Eat breakfast 

3. then play my “little dude” ukulele 

4. Read my book and have Tea party

5. Time to knit. 

6.Nap.

7.Eat supper, dress up a bit:)

8.Balcony break before bed with a Cuban cigar and a tea 

It’s working out so far. Today I did beach-combing and sat in the surf. The waves were high and strong I didn’t venture in deep but quite enjoyed gathering up my little shell treasures to add to my collection. So many beautiful options for photos. More tomorrow…

Little Dude has three strings which I’m ok with. One snapped during tuning. Otherwise we are getting along fine. It’s a joy to play this little guy! Sounds great!

The food is interesting, I’m still getting used to the food culture here. Not all good quality food is available to our level of resort so I’ve been eating a lot of rice, beans, fruit, and cheese. That’s sounds not to bad. I’m going by the food groups and I’m starting everyday with a protein bar. Hopefully I wouldn’t have faded to nothing by Sunday.