I feel bad sometimes when I post from northern Florida in raptures about the climate, the beach, and the wildlife.
I usually throw in an I hate winter comment and am probably not doing an ad for Tourism Nova Scotia when I do that.
There is another truth and that is that when it is not winter this is a beautiful province.
Unlike a lot of Maritime provinces, and states, Nova Scotia is as beautiful, some would say more so, inland as it is on the lighthouse picturesque coast.
I decided I owed it to home to show you some of that.
These pictures were taken last weekend by a family friend, Doug Townsend, at Milford House a fishing camp type place our family has been going to for years. In fact my daughter had her wedding there.
Basically it is a collection of little fishing cabins built over a hundred years ago around a lake. Unchanged really since then and I am not kidding about that. OK, they have plumbing and running water and simple cooking areas and the sheets have been changed but that's it. Each cabin has a dock and there are canoes.
As a mother I liked it because there is also a main building where local women cook a country breakfast and dinner largely based on whatever there is in the garden.
It's not the kind of place where you ask if there is wireless.
It is however a place for kids to spend afternoons poking sticks into the water, for canoe trips, and for reading paperbacks in chairs that were put on the porch an hundred years ago.
So here is my Nova Scotia, at least one part of it.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon