The weight



Torn, worn,

Patched, and mended.

Bears the weight of silence,

In it’s weakened state,

Fear moves in

Like a silent disease,

It’s too weak to fight.

The cracks grow visible,

It’s leaking, weeping.



Dawn Illsley


Poetry disguise

In disguise by Dawn Illsley

A smile painted on my face,

With lipstick too red for my taste.

Veiled hope in disguise,

A shroud worn to disguise.

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.


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.