I was born and raised in Halifax County Nova Scotia, I learned to appreciate at an early age how beautiful my home province was, but not until later in life did I appreciate the true charm of rural Nova Scotia outside of Halifax County.
I attended Dalhousie University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Development Studies, with the intent to travel the world and learn about rural development. Little did I know I would work for my Provincial Government and then move away to Southern Alberta. Missing Nova Scotia, friends, family and the ocean, my boyfriend and I returned to Nova Scotia after 2 ½ years away and currently reside in the beautiful Annapolis Valley.
In January 2011 I started work with the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association (www.swnovabiosphere.ca). What is a biosphere reserve you may ask?, I did. My job as a Manager was to share the stories of the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve. Little did I know that bringing awareness to this region would open my eyes and teach me so much about Southwest Nova Scotia and the people. Now as I continue as a volunteer I still want to learn, share and experience all that I can. Please join me as I explore the Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve and my home province with a renewed sense of pride and appreciation.
I usually have to take two full trips around the store before I make any final decisions on my purchases, and I never leave empty handed. There is something magical about this shop, from the abundance of unique gift ideas, to antiques and exceptionally happy staff. This shop will always be my favorite to have on our agenda for our annual Christmas shopping trip.
Last spring I was talking with a friend from Ottawa who now calls Nova Scotia her home. We were discussing fun things to do for afternoon and weekend trips in Nova Scotia. I shared some ideas with her, and I could not believe how many things she had not tried or experienced yet. She told me she was going to start a Nova Scotia bucket list! I thought what a great idea; from all of the festivals, beaches, historical sites, food, music, tours, national and provincial parks, wild rugged coasts to beautiful inland treasures of all kinds, I couldn't wait to start my own.