23 November 2017

Merry and Bright!

Memorial University's Merry and Bright light festival is on again this year! Will definitely try to get tickets this time.

After an overwhelming response last year, we are thrilled to be hosting our second annual Merry & Bright Holiday Light Festival!

This year will be more to see and more nights to enjoy the holiday magic.

Tickets are limited, purchase online. Tickets at door based on availability, only available at the door if the evening has not already sold out online.

November 29 and 30
December 1 - 3
December 6 - 10
December 13 - 17

Doors will open at 6 pm, and last admittance will be at 8:30 pm, finishing up for the evening at 9 pm.

What to Expect:

-This is a magical, winter walking experience where you will:
-Walk through a caterpillar of lights
-See sparkling lights and glowing candles
-Purchase hot chocolate, don’t forget to bring your reusable mug for a discounted price!
-Take a family picture in our glamorous gazebo
-Spot our Christmas Gnomes
-Stop by our Garden Gift Shop for some great Christmas gift ideas
-And more!

Come see the Garden in a new light: You will walk away feeling Merry and Bright!

*NEW* – Shuttle service for select festival nights. To enhance our visitor experience on our anticipated busiest evenings, we have added a complimentary shuttle service.

21 November 2017

Flurries in the forecast!

After a few up, down and mauzy days the temps have dropped. The sun is shining now but I saw traces of white stuff along the bottom of our back fence this morning! Chance of rain/flurries is 60% today.

Smile of the day - Delayed flight turns into Newfoundland Kitchen Party

Christmas Candle

One month till Solstice!

19 November 2017

Christmas madness

Even tho it's only mid-November the madness of Christmas has begun in this town. Craft fairs, concerts and shopping, shopping, shopping! At this point there are certain places and roads that one begins to avoid. The Avalon Mall and Kenmount Road are top of the list. Unfortunately, Kenmount, which is one of the major access points for the mall, is one of only two routes we can use to get to and from our home. Bah hum bug!

It's also the ugliest thoroughfare in the city (see webcam).

Luckily, we have scenes like this just out back.

Sadly, you can still hear the hum of traffic :(

15 November 2017

Mid month - mid life

Middle of November now. And I'm a year older. Based on averages I've got about another 25 years to go. I can count on maybe 15 of those being relatively healthy.  But when you think about what you've done over a 15 year span...well, still loads I can accomplish! And I do have a plan :)

In the meantime, here's the most recent and amazing episode from my favourite music podcast!

1. (Sig) English Country Blues Band: The Italian Job from the CD Unruly (Weekend Beatnik)
2. Kries: Ivo Se Sece from the CD Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks (Riverboat) http://www.worldmusic.net
3. Muddy Waters: Hard Day Blues from the CD Down Home Blues – Chicago (Wienerworld)
4. Joan Shelley: We'd Be Home from the CD Joan Shelley (No Quarter)
5. Kacy & Clayton: Cannery Yard from the CD The Siren's Song (New West)
6. Leila Gobi: Deidi Dadada from the CD Leila Gobi 2017 (Clermont Music)
7. Bao Sissoko, Mola Sylla & Wouter Vandenabeele: Xafamaya from the CD Tamala (Muziek Publique)
8. Makan Badjé Tounkara: Daba from the CD Daba (Buda)
9. Ralph McTell & Wizz Jones: Old Fashioned Shotgun Wedding from the CD About Time Too (Leola Music)
10. Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock: Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love from the CD Death Had Quicker Wings Than Love (One Little Indian)
11. I Fratelli Tarzanelli: Hilltop from the CD Vivat Vivere (Appel Rekords)
12. L'Attirail: Parada a Nonoava from the CD La Part Du Hasard (Les Chantiers Sonores)
13. Misty Savona presents: Candela from the CD Havana Meets Kingston (Baco)
14. Megan Henwood: Fresh Water from the CD River (Dharma)
15. Namvula: Nkondo from the CD Quiet Revolutions (NMR)
16. Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp: The Manchester Angel from the CD The Poacher's Fate (Broken Token)
17. Sproatly Smith: Wassail from the CD 11:59 (Weirdshire)
18. Danny Diamond: Powderhorn Polkas from the CD Elbow Room (Danny Diamond)

fRoots Radio can also be heard streamed live on Mixcloud.

You can find more details including past playlists and links to labels at www.podwireless.com