'Tis the season to start making that list and checking it twice. One of the things we love about Nova Scotia during the holidays is there's no shortage of artists and artisans around to help us find the perfect one of a kind gift for loved ones on our shopping list.
In autumn, the rural road along Nova Scotia's Highway 2 is lined with scenes of quaint farm houses, river views, and blueberry fields as red as hot coals. My sister and I made our way along this road one chilly October day, excited to view the newest work of local artist Joy Laking at her Fall Exhibition.
It's that time of year again. The time when Cape Breton shows off its most magnificent Fall colours and welcome visitors from near and far to the annual "Celtic Colours International Festival!":http://www.celtic-colours.com/
I'm really looking forward to is taking in some of the events at "Colaisde Na Gàidhlig":, also known as The Gaelic College to us non-Gaelic speakers. This year, the Gaelic College is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a week full of entertainment and activities from June 30 to July 6, 2013. I'm really looking forward to taking in some of the events at Colaisde Na Gàidhlig, also known as The Gaelic College to us non-Gaelic speakers. The Gaelic College is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a week full of entertainment and activities for the week of June 30 to July 6, 2013!
I decided to take the drive up to the Pomquet area, specifically to Monks Head to hike the local trails. We parked the car at Chez Deslauriers and checked out the trail map. The general area was settled by George Monk in 1784, the home that sits on top of the hill was moved to its current location sometime after the 1860's.
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.
Being that it was November (with no leaves left on the trees) we had an extraordinary view of the water most of our way and we even saw a partridge! The funny thing is that it wasn't until two days later that I realized the connection... we saw a partridge... on "Partridge Island" - how cool!