2017 Summer Moments – Liz, Linda, A Mermaid, Sons of Maxwell, A Doll House, Family, Reiki, Cold Drinks on a Patio, Donair Pizza & Donair Sauce, Moon Mist Ice Cream, Pork Bacon…..and What Is a Touton??

I leave for Qatar tomorrow.  Back to expat life, regular routine and back to work, the start of a new school year at the American School of Doha on August 15th.  I wanted to reflect on my visit to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.  To share some of the moments with friends and family. My visit…

Ingonish Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Our drive to Cape Breton Island was a fond one for me as I spent many summers of my childhood there.  Those days were spent on the south side of the island in Arichat  on Forgeron Road at the home of my grandparents! Michael and I headed north to travel the famous Cabot Trail on the Baddeck side…

Sea Kayaking Around Lawlor Island, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia

Strolling along Fisherman’s Cove one evening, just a five minute walk from where we are staying in Eastern Passage, we spotted a kayaking tour business!  Upon entering we discovered that the owner is a friend, Fred Stillman! Fred owns Kattuk Expeditions with  Sea Kayaking McNab’s Island at Fisherman’s Cove!  Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!  If you are visiting Fisherman’s Cove we…

I Miss the Weather in Nova Scotia!

Living in the Middle East means living in an arid climate with virtually no rain or clouds or any sign of precipitation, including hot winds of the Arabian desert that blow scorching across your skin like a hairdryer on high and a constant sun that blazes down on you with oppressive heat.   Don’t forget…

Summer 2016 – Visiting Home – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

My husband Michael and I went home to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a few weeks to visit family and friends.  We stayed at a perfect Airbnb loft apartment in Eastern Passage that is everything I know to be and love of Nova Scotian living!! While visiting family and friends we drank locally brewed and famous for,…