Sunday, July 31, 2016

Day 3: Panmure Island Provincial Park

Lighthouse in Souris PEI
East Point Lighthouse, PEI
At red point we were right near Souris, which is the port to take the Ferry to les Iles de la Madeleine. After which we drove north to the East point lighthouse, before slowly driving down to Panmure Island Provincial Park. PEI is always very scenic. Terry spotted a seal lounging on the rocks at the bottom near the East Point lighthouse, but it would be a few days before I saw any seals!

Red Point Provincial Park beach
Souris where the Ferry docks
There is a small population of Amish/Mennonites on the East Side
Beach at Panmure Island Provincial Park.

Have I ever told you how much I LOVE Fireweed??????

Yes all the pink IS fireweed

More fields of Fireweed
I was thrilled to see that there are fields of Fireweed, all around coastal New Brunswick, all around PEI and all around Cape Breton and the Eastern part of Nova Scotia.

I discovered I loved Fireweed when I went to La Tuque about 10 years ago in Early September. The fields were pink with Fireweed. It's one of my favourite wild flowers and it is native here. It grows far up north too.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Day 2: Red Point Provincial Park

 We drove along the West side of PEI and went to the beach in various spots. Along the way we encountered our 2nd lighthouse, the one at Howards Cove. It's tiny!

Howard's Cove Lighthouse
We took a drive in the evening to Cape North lighthouse as Terry pointed out that he'd actually like to see a lighthouse at night. But the Cape North lighthouse is nothing special and not very big so he was a bit disappointed.  We ended up walking into the darkness and went to sit on a bench overlooking the cliff. Of course we have no idea how dangerous it was to do so.

Cape North Lighthouse at Dark

After a nice evening at Cedar Dunes, we drove to Cabot Beach, and got there around 11am. But it was Sunday Morning and we learned afterwards that it was a long week-end at least in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The lady told us to come back at 2pm, that she'd know then if she had any spots, so we drove to Cavendish and other federal campground, they were booked solid, no overflow sites.

Lighthouse at Cabot Beach Provincial Park

 We decided to keep going so end up at Red Point Provincial Park. After being told there was no room in 3 different campgrounds, being told that we could camp in the big lawn as an overflow site, made our day. She said she'd have a spot for us the next day but we decided to just book 1 night.

It's EVERYWHERE in Eastern Canada!!!!

I don't think I've been to a Provincial Park this year that did NOT have POISON IVY all around the edges of the campsite. Thankfully neither Terry or I have managed to touch it or get welts from it.

But seriously, there was some at Plaisance around our campsite, there was some in Mauricie National park, there was some at Charleston lake and this photo comes from Cedar Dunes Provincial park.

This is not good when one needs to tarp the campsite for rain. This is usually when I walk in the bush to bungee a tarp.

Day 1: Cedar dunes Provincial Park

Currently  arrived around 10am after driving since 7pm from Montreal.  I was so  exhausted after my full 40 hours of work.  

At least the weather is spectacular! Currently it's 23 and not a cloud in the sky. I'm busy chasing dragonflies!
Beach at Cedar Dunes Provincial Park

West Point Lighthouse

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This weeks dresses

Pull over cotton dress

crinkled rayon dress - now a favourite

Dress made in stretch sateen.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

They have a promo video

Tonight I'll be able to see the band my buddy Phil in Ireland plays in. Not great quality as it was done with a phone but at least now I can see him play!

It was too cute

I still go to Value Village every other week in search for cool stuff. Last trip to VV I picked up this really cool sarong! Currently though I'm looking for black and dark sarongs since my bf has taken to them and wears them around the house.

Monday, July 25, 2016

No Calypso this week-end!

I was hoping to go to the Calypso Water Park on Saturday. But once we looked at the weather Saturday morning, there was risk of Thunderstorms so we decided to stay home.

I figured if it turns out nice we can go to the pool at work in the afternoon. In the end we had thunderstorms from 12:30 to 3 o'clock. We had to be at Terry's mom's for 5ish, so we never went to the pool at all.

I checked with my daughter and she said she'd seen no storms in her area. Then she messaged me a few hours later. Apparently sometime around 4 there was thunderstorms in their area, and people claim to have seen a flash and heard a large bang a bit before the church in St Isidore was noticed to be on fire. It got so bad they ended up evacuating 300 people from the town because they feared the steeple would collapse.  Thankfully Samantha is close to 4 km away from the centre of town, so depending on prevailing winds she might not have been even affected by too much smoke. Which was just as well, Madeleine had been cranky the past 2 days. With the heat and all.

Apparently there was 2 fires that day, the 2nd was a barn fire/

I've always been afraid of thunderstorms, and there's still good reason to be afraid. Lightning kills!

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I was at winners and stumbled upon grey Bamboo rayon queen sheet set, for around $50. Considering how expensive bamboo sheets are, I was so excited, I bought them. They are awesome. Love how they feel.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The abomination....

Would you believe he said I smelled like coffee. You read that right. Coffee.  I have never smelled like coffee. I don't like coffee, don't drink coffee, I certainly do not smell like coffee. YUCK!!!

My sweetie has been addicted to Tim Horton's Ice Cappuccinno's and twice a day he was having one of those vile beverages often in a large size.

He decided a few days ago that he needed to stop drinking those that it is doing a number on his stomach. He's been going through caffeine withdrawal. Hence I smelled like coffee. Uhm. No. Your brain is pining for caffeine and giving you mirages!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

More new summer dresses

Finished a while ago, forgotten. Soft rayon pull-over dress
Finished today, with a cotton Sateen and two packages of Purple RickRack!

Friday, July 15, 2016

New dresses Summer 2016

Made with a coupon. Notice the dragonflies!

This one has been dubbed "The sleeping Beauty" dress

First attempt at a Cynthia Rowley dress. The waist is way too tight
Attempt #2 at the dress, this one fits perfectly in the waist.

Back detail of dress

Monday, July 11, 2016

Disappointed in other Canadians.

Today I read about a black man in New Brunswick who just pulled over at a wharf to go read a book. SEVERAL people reported him as SUSPICIOUS. WHy ? Because he's black???? WTF?????

The other story that almost made me cry was some asshole who took it upon himself to PEPPER SPRAY a group of Syrian refugees being welcomed in Vancouver.  What possesses someone to go and attack a random group of people they didn't even know!!!!

I mean what have those refugees done to the person with the fucking pepper spray? NOTHING, he never met them before. BUT he felt the need to be a ginormous jackass. I hope they find him, and deport him to whatever close-minded country he's from!!! There was no follow up in the news about this attack, but at least the Syrians took it in stride.

I'm so disappointed. I mean I knew Canada still has a long way to go before it treats it's natives like human beings, but now they are attacking blacks {Which have been in Canada for several hundreds of years} and Syrians, also people who started to relocate to Canada back in the late 1800's. 

Friday, July 08, 2016

WTF is going on in the Excited States of "Murica?

I sometimes wonder about our neighbours to the south who feel very strongly about their right to bear arms (as opposed our right to bare breasts in Canada!)

Between the stupidity of bathroom laws {Personally as long as you wash your hands and don't pee on the fucking seat, I don't care which bathroom you use), people who refuse to bake goodies for people who are gay (Because GASP it offends their Christian beliefs that someone else is gay!) and the pervasive racism against blacks, I don't know that I'd ever want to move there, live there... even having them as neighbours is sometimes embarrassing. 

Don't get me started why a WHITE University kid who was caught raping an unconscious woman has his swimming scores published and he gets a slap on the wrist. A black man for the same offense might have been shot on the spot, if not condemned to years in Prison and they would have dug out every single little transgression he might have committed like getting into a fight when he was 15 for instance .

After several days where black men were shot in dubious circumstances, multiple police officers got shot in Dallas. The New Yorker had an interesting article.

Let's hear it for single and double blade razors

I'd been getting EPIC rashes in my bikini area from shaving the past couple of years to the point where I wasn't sure if I didn't want to go full hairy. {BLEAH}

My boyfriend suggested that the newfangled multibladded razors were the problem. That all those blades for that extra extra close shave were the reason I got such bad rashes that would last 3-5 days.

So last time I went to Pharmacy I picked up the cheapest razors I could find, with just two blades. They were some BIC razors very old school, reminded me of the ones I stole from my dad as a teen, except those were yellow back in the day, these come in pink, purple and teal.

I shaved for the first time 3 days ago.  Other then a tiny little localized rash where the skin rubs against my underpants, I had no rash. I did not have to spend 3-5 days using Zinc Oxide to make the rash go away. I didn't spend 2-3 days feeling so itchy I wanted to rip my skin off.

So old school Bic razors with 2 blades that appear kinda sharp did the trick.  Will never buy those funky 5 blade razors again.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Subways in Montreal treat gluten free request as a request to buy a ticket to Mars.

When we travelled to Charleston lake we stopped at a Subways in a small town off the 401 and they had gluten free bread. The kid who served me not only changed gloves but went to get a wrapped plastic knife and he also put my bread of a gluten free surface. He made me a 6" gluten free veggie sub that was devine.

Happy with my experience I attempted to replicate over the week-end. Well apparently asking for Gluten free bread in a Subway in the West Island is akin to asking if they sell tickets to Mars. One kid told me "We had it for a while but it didn't do well so we'll never have it again".

Well then Subway, if you want me as a customer, you need to offer bread I can eat. So since apparently gluten free bread is not going to be available in Montreal you've lost a good customer. Before I went gluten free I used to eat one or two Subway sandwiches a month.

You'd think that in a large city like Montreal, I'd be able to find a Subway with gluten free bread easier then in a Subway in a small town in Ontario, but apparently not.  It's like Subway doesn't care to get more clients.  If people are gluten free and you don't have gluten free bread and you are a sandwich shop then you are loosing on the gluten free clientele.