Cavendish in Winter

One winter’s day in Cavendish, National Park. I rarely go to Cavendish Beach in the summer due to the crowds. I can count the number of times on one hand. In the winter, however, it is a beautiful, ghost-of-a-place to be. There was not another soul around except for a wild, white hare that sprinted…

Washing-up in Skye

A portrait of morning light spilling over my kitchen sink in the Isle of Skye. Not at all an arduous task on a day-off when all that is grungy starts sparkling. My mother is a photographer and took a series of black and white ‘still life’ photographs of her kitchen sink and implements in Montreal….

Light leads the way in West Mabou

West Mabou Provincial Park, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia The meaning of Mabou: Mi’kmaq: Mȧbu or Malabo, from Malabokek, meaning “place where two rivers meet” (Mabou and Southwest Mabou rivers). It is also thought to mean shining or sparkling waters. Gaidhlig: An Drochaid meaning “The Bridge” These photographs were made one chilly October evening in…

Dancing Goat Dreams

The Dancing Goat Café and Bakery in Margaree, Cape Breton Island is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine waking up to the quiet early morning light on a crisp day. Outside the forest air is full of frosty dew and you feel like you could be in the middle of nowhere, but you’re definitely…

Winter in Argyle Shore

Sometimes it’s just too cold to do anything outside (like last week’s -35 degrees celsius) but I still want to be outside. In warmer weather, I would feel a tad guilty if I just went for a drive and didn’t get out for a walk but I feel no such thing in wintertime. Look (below)…

Have Taste Buds Will Travel

One of my favourite things about travelling is food. I know I’m not alone in this specific type of wander-food-lust. I could easily spend hours of my life in foreign-to-me grocery stores (ask the poor, patient souls who have travelled with me). I once almost slept on the streets of Poland when my thrilling rampage…

November Nesting

When the chill starts to sink in, the land turns shades of brown and grey and the light fades early, what do you do to find comfort and create cozy? Here are some of my favourite November nesting moments: Knitting (while netflix and chilling) More knitting… a scarf with peach coloured angora yarn Sipping an…

Happiness is a Hot Handpie

Yesterday was the first day of Spring (yay!) and International Happiness Day! I spent the day going on a walk in the sunshine and a food-venture to Borden-Carelton, Prince Edward Island. As it happens, it was the most appropriate thing to do on such a day, because the taste of a hot, handmade handpie is pure happiness….

Irish Breakfasts

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You can pretend you’re waking up in Ireland any day by cooking up a hardy Irish Breakfast. Depending on where in Ireland you’re eating breakfast and who is cooking it for you there are slightly different variants of what constitutes a “full Irish breakfast.” The typical meal consists of variants of…