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:)

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Vacation Day

Had a lovely day yesterday in Mahone Bay and Lunenburg. Rebecca’s Restaurant always puts on a fantastic spread.

I enjoyed every mouthful.

Stopped at Have A Yarn for…yarn of course.

I love this yarn. She’s a talented hand dyer. One color morphs into another. I think this little beauty will become a shawl.

So many adorable places along the way. I found a few antique and vintage items to add to my collections.

There’s a little shop next to Rebecca’s that’s super cool. I have a love of succulents and she has a variety in stock. She found a little air plant and I found a bubble glass vessel and voila!

It was just a fantastic day!

The missing

I’ve been obsessed with finding the missing lately. All the podcasts dealing with the missing are queued up on my device. Recently I listening to the CBC podcast, Finding Cleo with Connie Walker. It was heartbreaking but so real. We should be all made to listen to the terrible tragedies that have happened to the indigenous people of Canada. Governments we elected have done wrong. Police agencies fail these people daily.

So one day I was on another missing persons site and a little face on a missing poster staring back that me connected with something inside of me. Compelling me to look further. She had a name Diane Lee Todd, 18 years old.

With little information to go on I search around a bit more and find out what she was wearing when she went missing.

No other picture is available and when I searched ancestry there was a birth but nothing else. I searched year books from schools around Annandale. No other photos have been found.

It struck me as sad that a young girl could disappear and there’s no activity ongoing to find out what happened to her. No pleas from parents or newspaper articles at the time talking about her disappearance. I searched Jane doe sites looking for a possible match and came across this reconstructed skull.

Her bone structure is similar. So many things are missing. This skull had to teeth, so no evidence of braces.

I reached out to some podcaster a and websleuth’s online forum and posted both pictures there.

Anyone have any more ideas?

Dawn

Tea Time

A few of my favourite teas that have been getting me through the days.

North Mountain Tea is hand-blended in Berwick NS. This is a blend of green and black teas.

A blend of green and black tea

Another one from North Mountain is New Scotland Breakfast.

An assortment of DAVIDsTEA is really rocking my tea experience.

Lemon pound cake

Cotton Candy

Looks at this Raspberry cream pie blend:

All the blends with Valerian are great for bedtime.

This Cold 911 worked really well also when I came down with the nasty cold virus that going around.

Right now I’m having chocolate macaroon tea. It’s delightful:)

Have a tea party!

Favourite Podcasts

Cold Case Files is a rehash of the popular TV series narrated by Bill Curtis. The podcast is narrated by the podcaster Brooke Gittings. http://podbay.fm/show/1241386674/reviews

True Crime Garage is a home brewed type of podcast. It’s down to earth and honest. The podcaster team of Nic and The Captain host the podcast. The Captain is a very talented musician who produces all the music. Obviously they are both passionate about true crime. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/beyond-serial-10-true-crime-podcasts-you-need-to-follow-w429955/true-crime-garage-w430023

The Hilarious World of Depression is a funny but serious podcast about the real challenges that come with living with depression.

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/american-public-media/the-hilarious-world-of-depression

Check these out, a very cool listening experience.