#Halimazing - Halimazing is a new hashtag to describe an amazing person, thing or experience in Halifax, Nova Scotia

#Halimazing – It Means Amazing People, Things or Experiences in Halifax, Nova Scotia

I have created a brand new hashtag: #Halimazing! It’s like “Halifamous”, which means “famous in Halifax”. I don’t know who coined the term Halifamous but it was definitely developed before the hashtag culture, and it is a useful term to describe folks that are well-known until the moment they leave Halifax…when they become just another…

Moving to Canada if Trump Wins

Moving to Canada? This Realtor Has a Keen Sense of Humour – and a Great Sense of Marketing!

This South Carolina realtor has a keen sense of humour – and a great sense of marketing. “Moving to Canada? We Can Sell Your Home” is more than South Carolina Real Estate Agent’s idea of a good chuckle. Jeff Cooke of Jeff Cooke Real Estate prides his team on their funny and slightly in-your-face billboards, boasting that “as…

There’s something about the word ‘happy’!

Pharrell Williams has made a hit with his song “Happy”. But this isn’t the first time that a song with the word “Happy” in the title has made it big!  Remember Bobby McFerin? Whether or not you loved his 1988 song “Don’t Worry be Happy” chances are that right now, it’s stuck in your head.…

FIT FOR FORTY: DAY ONE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! On the occasion of my 39th birthday, I have decided to devote a few minutes per day (every single day!) of this coming year to becoming “fit for forty”- AND, I have decided to blog about it. What does “fit for forty” mean?  Well, um… I don’t know yet! You’ll have to…

Fun Printables for Kids website

Six things I am learning about weblishing

So…. I took a little break from blogging  and started up this website: www.funprintablesforkids.com:  a growing collection of printable colouring pages, hand-drawn…by me!  It’s just starting up, so don’t expect much in terms of content…yet, but please, do visit! http://www.funprintablesforkids.com/ Part of my plan is to follow my lifelong dream of writing/illustrating for children. It…

Die Plesierboot… is waiting for you. Or, why I love wikipeida

“friends, fellow-bloggers, wiki-worshippers and television-lovers, please be my guest today, and enjoy what has got to be one of the best lists on the internet” WIKIPEDIA!  Where else can you instantaneously get a list of all the countries that ever syndicated the 1980’s hit television series “The Love Boat”,  along with – wait for it…

Education Reviews

Didn’t I tell you that UK teachers are angry?  I feel a bit sorry for this guy, not least of all because of his complete un-photogenic-ness. Or perhaps this was his nude “seflie” in support of Breast Cancer (thank goodness no one has asked me yet)?  Still, I wish we had these hot debates in…

Coal Fired Power Plant

A Young Lady From Halifax Was So Depressed…

A young lady from Halifax was so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the harbour, but just before she could leap from the wharf, a handsome young man stopped her. “You have so much to live for,” said the man. “I’m a sailor, and we are off to Australia…

“Why I left teaching…”

The internet is overflowing with stories from frustrated teachers, mostly young people grappling with the stress of the profession and feeling ashamed that they are thinking of leaving what they thought was their life’s vocation. They are torn. They didn’t expect it to be so hard. And so they blog. http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/why-good-teachers-quit/ http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/01/secret-teacher-left-dream-job-teaching Teachers in the…

My thoughts on church

I have started taking my family to church. Regularly. Now I have a little less money, a little less time…and lots of thoughts about what it really means to be a churchgoer. More about this later…

Wycliffe has a w**k-face

My husband and mother are currently exchanging DVDs from  yet another box set that one of them has borrowed at the Halifax Regional Library. The set is a UK detective series from the late ’90’s called “Wycliffe”. My mother despises the actor portraying Wycliffe because he has a “weak chin” and is not at all…