Birthdays

Today is my good friend Susan’s Birthday and tomorrow is my Mom’s birthday. I met Susan through her best friend Kristy who is one of my best friends as well. Along with my husband Edward and my best friend Erin we have all become pretty close and try to spend an evening together once a month at the very least. Yesterday we all went over to Susan’s along with Kristy’s brother Johnny and a friend of Susan’s named Luke and we played Cards Against Humanity and had birthday cake.

We had a wonderful time! I love Cards Against Humanity. It’s really fun to play when drunk apparently too Most people who know us would think I would be the 3nd last person on earth to play Cards Against Humanity, Erin would be the second last and Susan the last but we always have so much fun when we do. Edward loves it as well. We went over about 6 pm and stayed till about 11:30 pm we left at that time only because my best friend Erin was our ride home. READ MORE

Rissers Beach

One of my favorite camping spots, beaches and boardwalks in Nova Scotia is called Rissers Beach which is a beach about 20 minutes from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Ever since the first time I visited which was about 10 years ago I have loved going there. It’s a provincial park that has a campground, boardwalk, beach and much more. We have camped there a few times over the years including the summer before last in 2016. It’s a white sand beach that is fairly safe as it is really shallow for quite a ways out, has very little for riptides and was rally popular with the locals before being opened in the 1970s.

Sorry about the thing on my lens on the photo above in the top left corner. It’s gone it seems from later photos so I assume it was a hair or something that just blew onto the lens the blew away again. I love how blue the water was when we went. It was a beautiful hot sunny day. It reached 30°C and with the humidity was closer to 35. Perfect beach day. The water was nice and cool but not freezing considering it was only the 1st of June. Some spots it was actually quite warm. READ MORE

Tancook Island, Indian Falls & Blue Rocks

On Friday Eddie and I had planned a trip to Tancook Island which I was really looking forward to. Even though we left on time and should have got there in time ended up driving around looking for the ferry and then parking and ended up missing it by 2 minutes! I was so mad. It was my own fault. I got us lost and I stopped at Tim Horton’s to send him in to get himself a coffee and to ask for directions but somehow we ended up just missing it. After parking and walking 5 or so minutes down to it we watched it pull away :( At first I was just mad and wanted to just go home. It was a 40 minute drive from Halifax though and I was really in the mood to be outside and walking and taking pictures.

Initially we were going to do this on Tancook, it’s not a large island, it’s actually two islands, Big Tancook Island and Little Tancook Island and the only cars really on the island are unregistered cars that are just used to get around the island. Residents leave their cars in Chester where the ferry goes to the island from. It’s really kind of neat from what I have heard. They have one of Canada’s last one-room schoolhouses which is from Primary (Kingergarden) to Grade 5 and only has 5 students. I assume older students go to the middle school and high school in the Chester area. READ MORE

June Goals

I can’t believe it is already the 1st of June, 2018! Time for my monthly goals post. May was a great month overall and I am excited to work on some new goals for June 2018. I am not setting a specific amount of goals, some months will be more then others, but likely between 3 to 5 goals each month. Some harder then others to accomplish.

  • Basics of Photography: The Complete GuideBasics of Photography: The Complete Guide is a five part guide by LifeHacker which I would really like to complete this month. I am not sure how good it is or if I can get it done in a month but I want to try! I am hoping to find some more online guides, tutorials and/or courses that I can take as well. I want to start using the manual settings on my camera more. I also want to buy a tripod.
  • Complete a course for work – We have a portal for work where we can access and take online courses that pertain to the different positions and career paths at work. Since I want to move into a Financial Advisor position in a year or so I want to take a course a month on my own time at home. I want to start this month and try and complete one course this month, they are not long usually.
  • Try something new – This one is a little vague and general and I am leaving it open to interpretation for now. I don’t know what it is going to be. It could be a new food I have never eaten before or a new skill to try or something I have never done before. I will think about it a bit more over the next few days and figure it out and I will put what it is and what I did with it in the June recap.

So that’s my goals for the June monthly goals post. What are your goals for the month of June? I am curious to know what other people want to accomplish. READ MORE

May Recap

At the end of April I decided to do at the end of each month a monthly recap of the month. So today is the end of May. Wow I can’t believe it is the end of May already! The month went by so quickly. It was a beautiful month. May has always been one of my favorite months. I remember celebrating May Day in school when we lived in Europe when I was younger. I always took part and I loved it.

So I guess I am going to start with my May goals and then I will also talk a bit about other things that have happened during May. I want to make this a monthly thing that I do each month more for myself then for anyone else reading just so later I can look back and see the progress I am making as well as see what happened in certain months but I think it is also interesting as a feature post that shows what is going on in my life. READ MORE