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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Just running the roads and a little giveaway.....

Good Evening everyone.. 
How are you all? 

Hope your weather is doing OK.. 
We are having typical Spring weather here in New Brunswick.. 
A bit of rain and a bit of snow and some sun..

Terry and I have been doing some road running.. smile.. 

Last week we headed to this city.. 

Perhaps you can guess where it is.. 
People who live here in the East might anyway... smile.. 

This might help you.. 
We ate at this restaurant where they serve a lovely garden salad buffet.. 
The night before we ate at a steak house and I could not believe the amount of food they put on our plates.. 
I couldn't eat it all.. smile.. 
This was a couple of purchases I made.. 

A new clock... 

And a new print.. 
A nice change... 

Then at the end of the week we headed to St. Martins.. 

The tide was out ..

But it made me a bit anxious to get back to the Bay of Fundy and our old cottage.. 

Terry had to do a bit of measuring.. 

And I so loved the snow drops.. 
Aren't they sweet?
Last Easter I used some for a centrepiece in an old pudding mold.. 
I think they are one of my favorite flowers.. 

The lake up in the mountains is still not open but it is beginning to.. 

It had been snowing a bit that day but the cows were still out... 

We spent the weekend recuperating from our travels and getting to church.. 
Then yesterday morning I headed to this city.. 
\Does anyone recognize it?  
Grin.. 
And a dear girl treated me to this lovely gift.. 

The candle smells heavenly and I look forward to reading the books and magazine.. 
Thank you, dear heart.. 

When I came home today someone was hungry... 


Don't you love cooking for a hungry man?  grin.. 

Thanks so much for you sweet visit.. 

If you recognize the two cities and restaurant then just mention them in your comment or even make a good guess then I will put your names in a hat and will send you a wee gift.. 

If for some reason you can't get the comment to work then just email me at houseofhenry@hotmail.com

You don't have to have the right answers but just try a guess in your comment or email.. 
But.. 
You need to be a follower of the blog... 
OK? 

I will let you know who won on Friday and post a pic of the prize then, too.. 

Take care, my friends and may God bless and keep you.. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Week in my Kitchen..











Each day I find myself snapping a picture or two in the kitchen - a pile of ingredients, a table waiting for us to gather around, a sink full of soapy dishes, a cup of tea, dinner as it comes out of the oven - simple, everyday moments in the kitchen. These photos serve as a reminder of days gone by and as encouragement to carry on in this busy kitchen of ours when inspiration is lacking.

These are words from Heather over at

Another This Week in my Kitchen BLOG HOP..

Hope you enjoy.. 
If you have any questions I will try and answer them in the comment section.. 

Looking forward to hearing from you all and please let me know if you are enjoying this blog hop each Thursday...

God bless.. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wow.. What a Week...

Good Evening everyone.. 

Hope you all had a blessed Easter ... 

What a week we have had here in New Brunswick .. 
Last week we had some historical weather.. 

You can tell I am Canadian because weather seems to have it's part in each post that I write.. smile.. 

Anyway.. Last week we had floods everywhere.. 
We woke up and our son called and said that the town he lives in a half an hour from us was in a state of emergency.. 
Flood waters were practically covering his part of town.. 
Terry and I decided to take a wee trip out to our old farm to make sure it was all right.. 
It took us most of the day to get there as every brook and river had overflowed and a lot of the roads were closed.. 
We tried 3 different ways and finally arrived there.. 

What a relief.. 
It was fine even though it is in a hollow and the brook runs across the back and down the side of it.. 
Terry said he had not seen it so high before.. 
Who would believe that just 4 days ago he had to snowshoe over that huge bank to get into the house.. 
Now not a trace of snow remains.. 
Here are a few pics that I took along the way.. 


All these dear old farms surrounded by flood waters.. 
We did not get back home until supper time and couldn't believe some of the photos of other places here in the province.. 
The next day we went for another drive to see an old covered bridge that had floated 20 km. down the river to come to rest at a highway bridge.. 
More beautiful farms surrounded by water.. 
We saw ducks and geese everywhere.. 
Hundreds of them.. 

Do you notice the ice... 
The flood waters had come down through the night but where it had been froze and looked like cellophane papers.. 
Beautiful, though, eh? 

And this is what is left of the old covered bridge.. 
What a shame... 
The province has a huge chore to mend all of the broken roads and bridges.. 
People are stranded and have to drive miles out of the way ... 
So much damage occurred in just a few hours and caused so much damage and waste.. 

We did have a lovely Easter, though.. 
On Good Friday we all gathered at Shonda and Daves..

We were so thankful for what the day represented to each of us.. 
Jesus paid a great price for our souls and we are so thankful for Calvary.. 

Dinner was lovely as always.. 
Thank you, dear girl... 

On Sunday morning we all celebrated the risen Christ.. 
Because He lives we can face tomorrow.. 

We had company for dinner and had 
more ham and such.. smile.. 
So thankful to spend 3 days with our sweet family.. 
Thank you, Lord.. 

One dessert was delicious.. 


Fresh fruit and melted chocolate bunny.. 
A delicious Fondue... 
Thanks Veronique... 

The little guys received new bikes and enjoyed driving them.. 


Bye Mom... 
See ya later... 
Another few pages of precious memories.. 

The flood waters have receded and life is getting back to normal... 
Looking forward to sunny days and garden plans.. 
How did your week go?  

I loved having you drop by and look forward as always to your lovely comments.. 
Take care, dear hearts.. 


Thursday, April 17, 2014

This week in my kitchen...

Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 
Joining Heather again this week for her Blog Hop...
Over at Beauty that Moves...




Thanks for dropping by.. 
Once again this week just a few pics and joining the Blog Hop over at BEAUTY THAT MOVES... .. 

If you have any questions I will try to answer them in the comment section.. 
Looking forward to hearing from you all.. 
God bless..