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.


Gaspereau Trek

Wandered down the White Rock Trail this morning with my pal lulu belle.  The trail runs along the Gaspereau River.  This trail is centuries old, first traveled by the  Mi’kmaq people.  It is one of the most beautiful trails in Nova Scotia.  If you ever have the opportunity to go it’s worth the trip.  

Such a smart hiker, my dog totally navigated our way back to the car.  Like my little GPS.  But so much more adorable!  Who needs cell service, bring a smart dog and leave your smart phone behind;)

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

I’ve read similarly themed books about the perspective of a mentally ill peraon.  This was a bit different, I think to the average reader without knowledge of mental illness it may not resonate with them.  She wrote from the perspective of a woman who was suffering, with clinical “lack of insight” into her own illness.  Which is interesting because it’s part autobiographical.  So when it was written was she suffering from lack of insight or had she gained enough to write the story clearly from a perspective of wellness?   Very intriguing.