Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reality Bites

Another week where there is very little to report. Work has been extremely busy this week. Friday Vickie was away so I was managing the front end by myself. The day flew by. The only real problem I ran into was a drunk who stumbled in. I really didn't know he was drunk, I thought perhaps he was mentally impaired, I couldn't understand a word he was saying.I had to get Brian to help me out with him in the end, he was slightly abusive, I am pretty sure he posed no threat though, I reckon I could have decked him easily should the need have arisen!

I was going to go out with Nancy on Saturday, but she had too much prep work for School to do and I was feeling a little under the weather. Talking of which the weather continues to baffle me. We have had all sorts this week, sun and almost proper Spring like days and then snow flurries. Today the sun is shining but the wind is cold, the temperature all week has only reached a maximum of around 2-4 degrees.

The new series of Dancing with the Stars premiered over here this week. I have to say the cast is sadly lacking, mostly people I have never seen or heard of with the exception of Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) and Kirsty Alley...And actually these two were totally the best on the night. There are a couple of others I have my eye on, Some Disney Actress and an NFL player I think could do well.

I am loving Celebrity Apprentice, if it comes on TV over there definitely give it a go, it's better than our version. It like a proper full length series and they are definitely in fighting like normal Apprentice candidates.

From the archives - A closer shot of the churches at Mahone Bay

Colourful Lunenburg

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Ant Hill Mob

Sunday once more and this week has just flown by. I have had a really busy week at work doing all the large format printing for Arthur's department. Good fun though and it went by without a hitch.

This week was a bit of a first with our resident deer as well. We have been visited by a new set of three. Another mum and two younger ones. They have to be the cutest yet. The mum is quite distinctive as she has a nose that looks slightly ant-eaterish. She seems quite timid, unlike her youngsters. I caught sight of them on Thursday evening out the back of the house on top of the bank, so I quickly sliced up some apples and carrots and went out to see them, I called them and immediately one of the young ones came down followed in turn by the other one, mum came down last but stayed a little behind her babies. I did my usual thing and threw the bits of carrot and apple over to them, (they usually stay about a metre back from me) and each time one of the youngsters kept coming closer until finally he/she just took the apple straight from my hand...It was so adorable!!!!! I have nicknamed this group the Ant Hill Mob.

Friday night we had Brian and Wayne round from work. I wanted to educate them on British TV they should be watching :o) So I had them watch The Rocky Gervais Show, The Office, Phoenix Nights and Life on Mars. Ricky was a big hit as was Life on Mars, but they weren't too sure about the other offerings. We had a couple of beers and some nibbles and it was fun, but as they didn't get to our place till gone nine it was a late one and I was have been knackered ever since!

Not part of the Ant Hill Mob, but one of a group of 4. Taken a few weeks ago
when the snow was still on the ground. I will never get over the fact
that we have such tame and beautiful wildlife on our doorstep.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Slow News Week

This is most likely going to be the shortest entry I have mad thus far. It really has been a slow news week and nothing much to report. The temperatures have remained up, and today I actually ventured out to the shops with no coat on as it is so mild, I even broke a sweat. I have the windows open downstairs too. I do hope it stays this way and that we are not being lulled into a false sense of security.

Rob and I went out last night with Melissa to a fund raiser for her Swim team, there was a good turn out and a very entertaining auction with over 100 items on offer. I spent the rest of the weekend catching up on my sleep.

This week Arthur is on holiday and I shall be running is department again, should be fun, I think I am in for a busy and possibly stressful week. Hopefully I shall have more to write about next weekend.

In the meantime here's some more images I took last weekend:

Fishing by Numbers

Low Tide at Blue Rocks

Red Hut, Yellow Hut

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Could it be Spring?

Could it be that Spring might finally be on the way? I don't want to count my chickens too soon, but this weekend has been very mild. Of course there is still snow and ice on the ground, but if these temperatures continue we might just see the last of it sooner rather than later.

It's funny when I left the UK I thought about all the things I was going to miss, and oddly Spring didn't even feature on the list, but I do really miss not seeing snowbells and crocuses pop their heads up, I will definitely miss daffodils. I am sure most of you have already had daffs blooming by now. Here there is nothing in flower, just hibernating trees and rather yellow looking grass poking through the snow.

Moving on from my melancholy moment, just a quick update on the TV I have been watching. I have got hooked on yet another series called Weeds. This is another programme I missed out on in the UK (I think it was on Sky). Cracking stuff, very funny and well worth a look if you haven't seen it. A new season of Dancing with the Stars is about to start over here as well as Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump, so that's to look forward to. I am also following the new series of Survivor which is so good! Needless to say I am still watching The English soaps, Dancing on Ice and Benidorm...Which I think has now lost its shine!

So to this weeks events. Camera Club in Wednesday night, not so many in attendance this week which was a shame. Caught up with Nancy, Melissa and Darrel though. On Saturday, Darrel persuaded me to get out of bed at a reasonable time and go take some photos. So glad I did as we headed for Blue Rocks. There was still plenty of ice in the water, but the sun was shining and the scenery was beautiful.

There was Darrel, myself and a chap called Victor. All was going wonderfully well until Victor slipped on some rocks and ended up in a pool of freezing cold water. After that we decided to call it a day and wind our way home. Poor Victor must have been so uncomfortably cold and wet all the way...Thank god it wasn't me!

The Red House

Ise Fishing

Stonehurst Cove

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