Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Healing Power of a Mini-Vacation


All it takes is a long weekend on two wheels to recharge your batteries and renew your soul. It allows you to break out of the mundanity of everyday life. Donโ€™t get me wrong, I love my work and my life in general, and I do try to stick to a routine as much as possible. But sometimes I start feeling like a hamster on a wheel, and that means I need a break. Read the rest of this entry


Review: 2013 Honda CBR500R


Disclaimer: The author is not a motorcycle journalist (or any other sort of journalist for that matter) and actually has no business writing a motorcycle review. But Iโ€™m writing one anyway. Read the rest of this entry

I’m Not Made of Sugar

The weather was beautiful this morning. 12-ish degrees, no wind, bright but not really sunny. But it was going to rain. Read the rest of this entry

June 16, 2013


Taking a break at the archaeological site in Ferryland on a beautiful mid-June afternoon.

Photo credit: Mandy B.

St. John’s to Ferryland


This past Sunday, five of us went for a ride up the Southern Shore highway as far as the Ferryland archaeological site. This is a beautiful stretch of road, the pavement is in great condition for the most part and there’s several very nice turns. This section of the Shore offers many restaurant/take-out options if you’re so inclined, but I can’t make any recommendations as I’ve never had a meal in the area that consisted of more than a granola bar and a chocolate milk.

If you do this ride on a weekend, aim for a pre-lunch time-frame, as the highway gets congested with “Sunday drivers” in the afternoons. As always, be sure to watch for moose, and it’s a good idea to bring an extra layer of clothing as the weather is usually cooler on the Shore than it is in Town. If you’re planning to do the entire Irish Loop, I suggest bringing an extra two layers of warm clothing, and rain gear as well, especially if the wind is out of the south west. At the time of this posting, it’s also wise to take the Goulds bypass road, as the main road through the Goulds is torn up pretty fiercely.


June 3, 2012


It was an amazing evening in Harbourside Park! So warm for early June, and not a breath of wind. We stayed here talking for an hour and a half.

Photo credit: Mandy B.

First Blog, First Post!

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon, and I have about a zillion things that I SHOULD be doing. My house is up to my arse in clutter, we’re currently in “renovation limbo”, I’m almost out of bread (I bake my own) and I really should go to the gym. But I figured I’d start a blog instead. This is actually something I’ve been meaning to do for awhile now, and finally got a little bit of time on my hands to get it set up. Read the rest of this entry

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