A little french on FRIDAY oui oui

Ahh oui! It’s Friday!

I LOVE Fridays!

Especially after this week. I have had a crazy headache most of the week. I’m not sure why, I haven’t had headaches like that for years. AND…David had a nuts work week! Yesterday there was a major break down on a machine and he was at work for 17 hours!!!!! Yep, 17 hours. So by the time Friday evening rolls around and he finally got home from work, all I could say was “please Lord let him have a quiet weekend with no breakdowns that the guys have to call him in”

As you know we lived in China and Brazil for a few years as expats with my husband’s work. It was an AWESOME opportunity to meet people from all over the world. We still stay in touch with many of them and when the opportunity arises that someone is traveling to Nova Scotia on business with the company we like to try our best to see them. Such was the case last night.

Franck, from France, was here for a week at the valley plant, so not in Bridgewater, BUT he was traveling through Halifax. His flights were pretty messed up the first of the week and he was late getting here and with only 3 hours sleep started a full week of meetings. The only day he really had was Friday after work when he drove from Kentville back to Halifax to stay the night before flying home to France on Saturday.

So…Franck & I messaged this week, and David & I decided to meet him in the city Friday night to catch up! Much of the evening was “company talk” with David & Franck filling each other in on there area of responsibilities and projects but it was nice to reminisce a bit too.

It was so great to see Franck and see what he’s been up to the past 3 years! I think the experience of living in a small community of expats in a foreign country brings you together and keeps you close. You become family for each other on holidays and special events. These are moments you never forget!!

Take care dear friend and hopefully our paths will cross again real soon. Safe travels!

Au revoir cher ami

 

It’s National Tartan Day!

Good Morning!

April 6 is National Tartan Day!

April 6th is National Tartan Day—a day for celebrating the contributions to our country of the more than four million Canadians who have Scottish ancestry. Canada joins with many other countries around the world, recognizing the achievements of their citizens who hail from Scotland. National Tartan Day is celebrated annually on April 6, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish declaration of independence, in 1320.

The tartan is a traditional woolen fabric woven in patterns that look checkered or striped (plaid) All of  Canada’s provinces and territories, except for Nunavut have provincial tartans.

Canada’s national tartan, the Maple Leaf Tartan, was created in 1964 by David Weiser in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967. It was proudly worn by Canadians for many years and elevated to official status in 2010.

While I don’t have any Canadian Tartan ( I really need to get something) I have many things that are Nova Scotia Tartan, so I’ll be wearing tartan all day!

Have a great day!😂🤣

 

April 1


Just a little Chinese funny 😀

No Foolin’…It’s time for a haircut!!!!

My little Abby girl looks like a little wookie. She is a big ball of fur.

I think this is the longest she’s gone without a hair cut. Usually it is about every 8 weeks or so just to keep her neat and trim. Her last appointment was during such a crazy time for our family back in February so when I tried to reschedule between my schedule and the groomer’s schedule we opted just to wait until her next appointment. I book her appointments a year in advance just to make things easy.

Today…our fluffy puppy got her hair done!



Now that it’s April, the weather needs to warm up, NO MORE SNOW, and Spring can come…SERIOUSLY!

HOT off the grill TWO!!!! Bridgewater edition

So it’s Sunday and we just got home from morning church and I don’t always like to cook on Sunday unless we have people over or it’s summer and I can put something on the grill that I’ve planned ahead for…besides it’s nice to eat out on Sunday.

Since we were in the city yesterday I didn’t have a plan for today’s lunch and since it’s “Burger Week” in Halifax this week, I thought…why don’t we have another burger today! And why don’t we get take out, because I just felt like staying in.

So…what does Bridgewater have to offer? Besides Wendy’s, Harvey’s, A & W and McDonald’s…I’m NOT having one of those burgers. Hmm? Best Little Oarhouse in Bridgewater has a few burgers on their menu and they are just 5 minutes away…

…I went with “The Rugged Dude” Burger and so did David and James tried the Wilma burger!! They had theirs with home cut fries. It’s fun with friends or family. ( Actually James was in the city yesterday and had Burgers with his friends and went to Darrell’s. His burger yesterday had peanut butter, yummy!!!)

Sunday lunch is served!!

HOT off the grill!!

It’s Burger Week in Halifax!

WHAT’S BURGER WEEK ALL ABOUT YOU ASK?

Halifax’s Annual Burger Week is a city wide burger-eating celebration and fundraiser for Feed Nova Scotia. This year, over 95 restaurants will create unique burger specials for one week only, March 23-29th. Burgers will be either have a set price of $6 OR a higher price with a portion being donated by the restaurant to Feed Nova Scotia. Halifax Burger Week was started in 2013 by Coast Publishing, publisher of The Coast and Food and Drink City Guides.

So…because we are in the city today to do a few errands…

Oh ya, we just HAD to have BURGERS!!!! How to choose? The menu of burgers is so mouth watering…oh yum!!!

But alas, we are only having one…

The Fickle Frog Pub sounded fun and their burger sounded delish!

Introducing the Dribble Drool Burger.

A rustic bun, a 6oz homestyle all beef patty, dijonnaise sauce, guacamole, fresh jalapeños, topped with lettuce, tomato and a dill pickle…a little spicy with a little sweet ❤

And David added a side of home cut fries to his burger…

All I can say is, It’s a good thing I don’t live in the city!!!