Sunday Stills – Shades of Leather and Brown

….thanks to Terri Webster for hosting Sunday Stills https://secondwindleisure.com/2022/11/20/sunday-stills-monthly-color-challenge-leather-and-shades-of-brown/

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Thursday Square – Walking Through the Streets of London

….thanks to Becky B for hosting Walking Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/11/10/walking-squares-10/

Last week my husband was in London with my stepson and grandson. While there they spent a good deal of time with our son, B and his family. Here he is with B walking along a street in London. I’m assuming that J took the photo.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – Playtime

thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2022/11/02/a-photo-a-week-challenge-playtime/

I spent four days in Moncton with my seven year old granddaughter. She loves to play, especially in playgrounds and on the beach.

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Hallowe’en fun with Gramma
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At the Cows Creamery in PEI
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Pull Up a Seat – Seating from the East Coast

thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat https://xingfumama.blog/2022/11/04/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2022-week-43-2/

On my recent travels to New Brunswick I came across a few interesting resting places.

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Even steps make great places to sit
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A fun and moving seat for seven year olds
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A place to pause and retie your shoes on the hike to Hopewell Rocks
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A welcome resting spot after exploring Hopewell Rocks
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At the lookout at Fundy National Park
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The most interesting and artistic seating just outside my daughter’s studio

Day 4 – P.E.I, Confederation Bridge, Beaches and Red Soil

On Day 4 we took another road trip but this time we headed east toward Prince Edward Island.

There are two ways to get to the island by car. One is taking a ferry and the second is crossing over on the Confederation Bridge. The bridge is 12.5 kilometres long and is only two lanes. We were wondering what happens when the bridge needs repairs. Well just as those words left our mouths we started to slow down. Luckily it was not a busy day and the construction only affected about 50 metres of the bridge. Once we passed the workers traffic resumed at the normal rate.

The unfortunate part about travelling to PEI on November 1st is that most of the museums and points of interest have closed for the season but the plus side is that the place isn’t swarming with tourists.

Cows Creamery is a big deal in this part of the world and it was opened today.

PEI is famous for its red soil, potatoes and north shore beaches.

On the drive home we drove into the sun but we also experienced a beautiful sunset.

Day 3….Halloween, Candy and Purple Hair

….after two busy sightseeing days today was a down day

After breakfast this morning I took a walk around the neighbourhood close to the hotel. I picked up some decorations, purple hair dye and candy for the kiddies.

Then I met with my daughter and we walked in the opposite direction and explored more of Moncton. She treated me to a lovely lunch before we headed back to her home.

Time to clean out the pumpkin, put up the decorations and get Winnie ready for trick or treating.

My little Harley Quinn

Of course I had to get into the spirit of dressing up so I put on a hat with purple hair and I let Winnie dye my bangs purple as well.

When Winnie returned with her loot bag filled with treats she dumped everything on the floor and then sorted it into categories. In total she had 180 chocolate bars, bags of chips and suckers.

Back at the hotel I brushed out my hair and decided that I actually liked that little bit of purple in my hair.

What do you think?

Day One in Moncton continues….

…..giant lobster, Parlée Beach, flaming dessert

For dinner we decided to go to a seafood restaurant. Dinner was okay but the dessert made our day. Winnie wanted to try the Strawberries Flambé. We knew there would be some alcohol in the dessert and even though the alcohol is burned off we weren’t sure that she would like the taste. Her second choice was carrot cake so we ordered both.

The dessert was prepared table side. I had my camera focused on the server making the dessert and Gaelan had her camera on Winnie to catch her reaction.

Well wouldn’t know it, she loved the strawberries flambé and she ate half our carrot cake as well.

On a Mini Adventure

I’m hoping to keep my blog going but if the site is empty for a few days it’s because I’m in New Brunswick

It’s not that New Brunswick doesn’t have the internet, it does, but my granddaughter might have other ideas about how her Oma should spend her time. I’m really looking forward to this trip but I’m also nervous. I always get nervous before getting on a plane and this is the first time I’m getting on a propeller plane. I know lots of people who love this airline but it is the first time I’ve flown with them. Wish me luck.

Hopefully I’ll have a few photos of the ocean, lighthouses and lobster rolls to share with you during the trip or at least when I get home. I’ll be back in five days. Here’s my little ‘monster’ that I’m on my way to see. She loves Hallowe’en so I don’t think she’ll mind the reference to ‘monster’, although I have no idea what she wants to dress up as this year.

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Heaps

….Thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/10/22/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-heap/

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Heaps of snow
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…of raw shrimp in the shell
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….of blooms
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…of soft pillows
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…of gourds
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of tomatoes
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…of vegetables
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…of stone
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…of squash
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….of children’s books