July 2010

Guest blogging and a Canadian Family giveaway

12 July 2010 My 15 minutes

I am so excited! First of all, I am excited because I have a guest blog post up at Canadian Family magazine’s Family Jewels blog today. I’m going to be blogging there all week! I’m writing a series called “The Family Photographer” with tips, tricks and thoughts about how to improve your mad photographic skillz. […]

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A postcard from Lunenburg

11 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

I‘ve told you about the drive to and from Nova Scotia, and the ferry ride, and our visit to Halifax. I still haven’t had a chance yet to tell you much about our breathtaking little cottage on the ocean, or the amazing little town of Lunenburg just across the harbour. We chose Lunenburg by sheer […]

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A postcard from Halifax

9 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

We didn’t intend to go to Halifax our first full day in Nova Scotia. We figured maybe Canada Day might be a good choice, or one of the other days a little later in the week. It turned out, though, that we needed to make the hour-and-a-quarter trek back up to Halifax right away so […]

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Blog Out Loud Ottawa rocks the house in 2010

8 July 2010 How I love the Interwebs

Last night was the second annual edition of Ottawa’s premiere (and only!) showcase for local blogger talent, Blog Out Loud Ottawa. This year’s BOLO was a smash hit — you only need to skim the twitter feed to see how energized and excited and plain old happy everybody seems to be after last night’s event. […]

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Thoughts on traveling 4 provinces and 3,420 km in 9 days with 3 kids

7 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

Even though we’re home now, I still have a whole bunch of things I want to tell you about our trip to Nova Scotia. Finola hit on one subject I wanted to address with her questions in the comment box yesterday: “Do you recommend all the driving with young kids? Did they enjoy?” Would I […]

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It’s not every day you get to drive a ferry across the Bay of Fundy

5 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

Taking the ferry across from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick seemed like a good idea in theory. It’s more or less the same amount of the day eaten up, but instead of driving up and around the land portion where Nova Scotia meets New Brunswick, you take what is as the crow […]

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True colours

2 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

After spending most of the last week driving in and out of and through Lunenburg, I’m pretty sure that either the whole town is colour blind, or the housepainters are on some trippy drugs. I mean, really! And the view from the harbour is even more riotous with colour: Even their old abandoned boats are […]

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Our fishing adventure

2 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

Sometimes when you’re on vacation, you have to let go of the plan and go with the flow. Today, our last full day in Nova Scotia, we’d planned for a morning fishing trip and an afternoon drive up the coast to see the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove. But when we arrived in Lunenburg at the […]

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This one is for you, Mom!

1 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

My mom wrote me an e-mail telling me she was loving the pictures, but maybe I could hand the camera off to Beloved every now and then, she’s quite sure he wouldn’t break it, as she’d love to see a couple of pictures of me with the boys. Here ya go, Mom! Me and the […]

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Happy Canada Day from Lunenburg!

1 July 2010 Ottawa to Nova Scotia 2010

(There are a few more pictures here!)

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