Monthly Archives: March 2013

Quidi Vidi: from the Lake to the Gut

Some pronounce it “quoida voida” but most  say it like “kiddy viddy.” Nobody can state definitively where the name comes from but the most reasonable explanation harkens back to the days long, long ago when the Portuguese played a much … Continue reading

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Blown Away at the Eastern Edge, Cape Spear

This morning Josephine had to be at work for 7 and, since Son #2 had to be at Uni for 1 and Daughter had dance at 3 I drove her in. After dropping her off a glance at the coffee … Continue reading

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Sheilagh, Please Knock it Off!

And I’m not referring to Paddy’s hat either! We have better things to do on Good Friday than shoveling out the van, especially when that snow is still coming at you, driven by 50 km/hr winds. At least here in … Continue reading

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Early Spring not far from the Cold Northwest Atlantic

Early spring in Newfoundland and Labrador is nothing like what see in the colouring books at the grocery store or illustrations in mainstream childrens’ literature. No warm spring showers here. Winter’s cold lingers far longer than it should; only the … Continue reading

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Sheilagh’s Brush Came Early!

In times gone by when on the banks the fish were not so few Irish lads they left their home those fishing ships they went to crew. And when at last the holds were full and ships came to St. … Continue reading

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