Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Oh no! Seagull Rescue!

This happened in Dartmouth yesterday, and Patrick Helliwell got some great photos of it. Poor bird, he looks so helpless, like he really gave up. Apparently he got in a fight with some crows and ended up in the position you will see when you click the link. Thank God NS Power were able to rescue him, and he didn't get himself fried!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


About 10 minutes ago THIS happened outside. This has NEVER happened before. At least not since I've lived here!  Not something you see every day in the suburbs of Dartmouth, and as the cop said to me, not usually when it's this cold out either! But I guess the horses must get their exercise no matter the weather, so dutifully the police bundle up and go!

Edit: Coincidence?  The force is looking to disband the horse unit, along with some others (the horse and rider on the left are pictured on the CBC page too!) Hope they get to stay around!  Its a nice touch of tradition, and a great way to get kids involved with the police in a positive way.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Post Holiday Clean Up, Hoarders

Having always had hoarding tendencies myself, I try hard to keep on top of the clutter level in my home. The biggest and easiest thing for me has always been to 'head it off at the pass' by carefully thinking about what I bring into the home in the first place - do I really need it, or will it just end up being garbage?

I love watching A&E's Hoarders, because I find it very inspiring to get up and do a little cleaning. :) Its' back for another season, premiering last Monday. You can watch the latest episodes online (yay!) - look under "top videos".

Matt Paxton, one of the cleaning specialists they have on the show, has a great set of tips for decluttering BEFORE it becomes an untenable situation, check 'em out!  Now's a great time, post-holidays, to reassess your stuff and get some cleaning in, pre-Spring!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy 2012!

Hope everyone had a fun New Year's eve! :)  Thought I'd start the new year off here with a cute story from the BBC, how a woman in Sweden found her lost wedding ring 16 years later, in a most peculiar (and gardening-related) way!

Find out here!

Happy New Year!