Sunday, June 19, 2016

Dis 'N Dat

We finally got some summer here. Seriously. Temperatures were so low I had my fire going up to a few nights ago. Today is sunny but around 11C. A joke really.

Tourist season is busy so far. Good bookings for June. Many bookings for July and August. Earning my crusts for the winter. Guests who Airbnb are very interesting. My observation so far (which I've shared with a few) is that only very contented couples go for the Airbnb experience as their relationships can be under intimate scrutiny by other guests and by the hosts. Just my thoughts. I mean if one is civil and respectful to one's partner over an early breakfast the happy couples exam is passed with flying colours. And I read human beings well. I can detect the false exteriors, the phony smiles and the passive aggressive underpinnings quite easily.

I seem to be on the go much more than I'd like. Today is my first day for ME in over a week. I took naps, from exhaustion, a few times in the morning after the PGs left. I've never done that before. Could be my energy is not as good as it was due to health issues or age. I did mention this to my doctor but I get the raised eyebrow of "what do you expect?" which is not helpful.

Friends from Ontario have bought a gorgeous house here and held a little dinner party Friday night and served Lobster Newburg.


A friend has been experimenting with woodpiles and built me two of these. They are in the German tradition and called Holzhaufen. Huge advantage is they dry very quickly with the wind running through them.


I met an old blog friend and her husband for dinner this past week. The previous time we'd arranged it in Ontario she had health issues, but this time they were touring Newfoundland and we met up. Absolutely delightful in the flesh, so to speak, it is extraordinary how the internet has changed the way of forming friendships. I can honestly say, having met quite a few bloggers, that the friendships in real life "meets" are warm and always feel as if we've known each other a long time. Thank you Tessa and Martin!

My wonderful grief counsellor is giving a workshop in our town community centre tomorrow. Looking forward.

Looking forward is what it's all about. Truly. And that was my father's secret in life. Always looking forward. Happy Da's Day, old man.

Wherever you are.



19 comments:

  1. Oh my
    love the woodpile
    and Lobster Newburg.
    Take care of yourself....

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  2. nice to hear from you this morning! It's been hot here in NH and the tourist season is heating up too. We'll be going the airbnb route in the future with our second building, plan to turn it into 2 apartments. That will let us stay here and pay the taxes so I'm happy to hear it is working for you.

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    1. Sharyn I've had nothing but good to say about it so far. Good luck with your venture too☺
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  3. If you got your summer finally, we got our monsoon finally! That woodpile looks lovely.

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  4. Oh good Rummie, I was reading about the lack of monsoon and the serious implications of that for everyone. Yes, I'm delighted with my woodpiles, so many come by to visit them and marvel at German ingenuity, LOL

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  5. I don't know you do it. You make me feel very lazy. We have had good experiences with Air B& B and got a thumbs-up evaluation from the owner of the apartment we rented in Chinatown, SF.
    I've never had lobster bisque. It's an east coast thing. I've only eaten lobster a couple of times in my life. Looks really good.

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    1. Gosh Hattie I teeter between idle and busy most of the time ☺. I am bracing myself for July a full hosting month.
      I love all shellfish.
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  6. I've only met three of my regular blogmates, since many of them are scattered across America and Canada and meeting them all would be a hard task.

    I envy your ability to see the real state of people's relationships. I'm easily fooled by a slick display of affection and closeness, and I'm often surprised when a seemingly happy relationship suddenly collapses.

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    1. Travelling blog mates are helpful. LOL. In childhood I was carefully attuned to false exteriors as angerfests could erupt without notice. Self protection I suppose. I did write a soon to be published story about such a scenario. It has always fascinated me.
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  7. "Could be my energy is not as good as it was due to health issues or age. I did mention this to my doctor but I get the raised eyebrow of "what do you expect?" which is not helpful."

    Well I guess the doc would raise an eyebrow! I prefer to call it "mileage" and at least I get a wee smile. Seems to me you are under 75 aren't you? Man, you have some lovely friends! bb in Barrie

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  8. I am blessed with my friends alright Betty but the voids sing to me now and again. You are such an inspiration my dear.

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  9. I’d never come across your Holzhaufen (which literally means woodpile) before. Goes to show, don’t it.

    Glad you are busy and happy and healthy up in your far distant corner of this world of ours, which could be so beautiful if it weren’t for the B.Bs. spoiling it.

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    1. Ah the BBs help me stay here Friko. Our last budget was a kicker on the old, infirm and the illiterate. It depressed me too much to write about it. So bootstraps and Freedom 95 to look forward to.😕

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  10. Lobster. I sure do love lobster. The bonfire sounds great - I really enjoy those. And isn't it wonderful to meet up with an online friend in real life?

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    1. Bonfire? No actually fireplace fires. In June. I had a French couple staying here who just about perished LOL. Quel horreur! My rusty French erupted in sympathy.
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  11. I have been looking for a woodpile like that here and haven't found one yet. I love it!

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