Friday, 28 February 2014

Findlay Fridays (III)

Findlay makes me laugh so much. He always looks shocked and amazed by the world around him. And he looks pretty snazzy in his bowties. He's been cuddling up with books a lot this week, I think he has aspirations to be a scholar. Or a writer. Who knows?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Reading Week Instax

I love my instax camera, as I have said before. Reading Week is tragically over and today I was looking at these instax photos, wishing I was still adventuring around Nova Scotia. At least there are still weekends, and it looks like spring is (slowly) approaching!

1. Lawrencetown Beach 2. Kejimkujik National Park 3. Peggy's Cove 4. Kejimkujik National Park 5.Lawrencetown Beach 6. Peggy's Cove 7. Rainbow Haven Beach

Monday, 24 February 2014

Rainbow Haven

After our quick drive through Cow Bay, we arrived at Rainbow Haven Beach. Rainbow Haven is one of my favourite close to Halifax Beaches. I still can't believe how incredibly warm and sunny was on Saturday. It felt like spring! Rainbow Haven was the perfect place to celebrate the change in the weather.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Driving through Cow Bay

It felt like spring had arrived yesterday, and I loved every second of it. After a trip to the farmer's market, we decided that we still needed to be outside, and headed to the beach. On our way, we drove through Cow Bay, a beautiful coastal community just outside of Halifax and Dartmouth. We pulled over to take it all in: the salty air, the surfers taking advantage of the waves and weather, the long stretch of rocky beach, and the gorgeous sky overhead. I'm glad that we pulled over and did a bit of exploring. 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market

My love of farmer's markets spreads far and wide. I try to stop at one in every city and town I visit, if possible. I've been to farmer's markets all over the world: in Italy and Spain, Korea and Thailand, New Mexico and Boston. And while all of the markets I've visited have fueled my love of local foods and markets, I think that the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market will always be my favourite market in the entire world.

The market has two floors jam packed with vendors selling anything and everything you could possibly imagine. There is local produce, local cheeses and meats, fresh baked goodies, and some of the best breakfast options in Halifax. Every Saturday that we go I am so conflicted about what to have for breakfast. I want to try everything, but every time I try something new, I just want to get that over and over again, because how can anything be more delicious? Breakfast pizza, breakfast sushi, breakfast sandwiches, crepes, waffles, croissants and cronuts, cornish pastys, Indian food by the bucket full, gourmet coffees and teas, fresh squeezed juices, Antiguan food, Chinese food, steamed buns, gluten free and vegan treats, sea food and lobster rolls, authentic Mexican and Greek food... the possibilities are endless. The Halifax Seaport Market was one of our first stops when we moved back to Halifax from Korea. It's my absolute favourite place to bring Halifax visitors, particularly when the rooftop patio, which looks out over the Halifax Harbour, is open. 

We try to go to the market every Saturday. I happened to bring my camera with me today when we went. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, 5 degrees and sunny (41 degrees Fahrenheit). It was so lovely that I decided to share some photos from the market today and from the past few months. If you are ever in Halifax, I strongly encourage you to make sure you stop by the Seaport Market!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Kejimkujik National Park

The final stop on our adventures the other day (after Mahone Bay and Lunenburg) was Kejimkujik National Park. It was absolutely beautiful and so peaceful to spend a few hours hiking through the fresh snow. Our original plan was to hike along the lake, but the roads were not plowed very far into the park. We abandoned the car at the visitor's center, and walked to a trail that runs along the river, complete with a couple of little waterfalls! Hardly anyone had been on the trail so far that day, so most of the snow was pristine and untouched, sparkling in the sunlight. The sounds of the rushing river were soothing as we walked through the forest. It was a mixture of quiet and noise that made me feel completely at peace.

Findlay Fridays (II)

The bow ties we ordered for Findlay from Sammy and Merlin's Bowties came this week, and adorableness ensued. We love them so much, and I think Findlay likes them too, because he knows he gets treats when he wears them. In other Findlay news, this week he continued to play with my plants, hung out on the radiators on cold days, and suffered from a case of writer's block that lasted two days.

I love this little guy.