Saturday, September 28, 2013

I Promise to Vote for....

Whoever gives the Higgins their Christmas Tree farmland back. 

The Higgins run a family business in Moose River on land that it has owned by their family for over 120 years. Their business is selling Christmas Trees... yup, you can pretty much say they help spread the Christmas spirit (Well, except when you have to put on those friggin’ lights). The farm is in the same area as the Former Moose River Gold Mine where recently more gold has been found underground. A company from Australia has bought up most of the un-used land around them and received rights to extract the gold via an open pit mine. The family had been offered $300,000 to sell their land and refused, which I believe they had every right to do so... but then the government stepped in.

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Comedy of Errors - Opa!

This Friday evening we to attended Neptune Theater’s The Comedy of Errors, and what great night it was. I was not sure what to expect with it being a Shakespeare play and I thought maybe the language would be distracting, but with in the 1st monologue lost all notice of the Old English and fell into the story. One of the 1st things i noticed before the show got started is how beautiful the set was, I have seen a number of shows at Neptune (mostly the musicals) and this was definitely my favorite.  

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Flavor 19

I ended up in Sydney the other day unexpectedly and before you knew it it was supper time. After trying the original Flavor location a few years back I have been really looking forward to trying out the second location Flavor 19.  Overall the decor is nice and modern and the food was pretty good (more one that in a moment) but the biggest drawback was the fact that they did not have a AC. This was early August and it was the better part of 30 degrees out and it noticeably hotter inside, I felt so bad for the 2 waitresses working it was bad enough sitting still in that heat. The uncomfortable heat really took away from our meal and I know I won’t be going back till it is much cooler outside.

As i said the food was pretty good I am not sure about great but probably better than other restaurant food I have tried in Sydney. I had the Crispy Thai Chicken burger, this was a tasty burger but there was too much chicken and not enough toppings, I ended up pulling ¾ of the chicken off the burger and eating it after I was done the rest of my meal. For my side I had the beet and goat cheese salad, this is one aspect of the meal that I could not say a bad thing about it was very good and had just the right amount of the creamy goat cheese to balance out the beets. I was with my Mother who had the Butter Chicken and Seafood, she found it kind of bland and even though she loves shrimp and scallops she commented that they did not add anything to the dish.

The location is lovely right on the Lingan Golf Course close to the university and mall and I am sure when it is not so hot out it would be a relaxing place to have a meal. The food was good and the service was great, I will be back just not in the summer.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Dirty Dancing... Halifax Nights

Our Big Day Night Downtown HFX

We were psyched to be given the opportunity to participate in the Halifax Downtown Business Commission’s Big Day Downtown promotion. We were given a $150 Visa gift card and let loose to spend our monies in Haliwood’s downtown then blog about it. There was just one condition, we were given three words which had to describe our experience; our words were Thrilling, Playful and Satisfying. Our own conditions were that we had to do something different that none of us had ever done before or any of the other bloggers participating. With a lot of debating the idea to spend a night out rather than the day was born.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Reason 100987 why I love my city...

I'm in love. The secret is out, I love my city. Halifax is a unique and wonderful city with surprises around every corner.

What I love about my city is they way the old and new have blended together to create a one of the most beautiful cityscapes I've ever seen. Have you ever been to the look out on top of the citadel? Do it! Seriously, it's worth the climb.

One thing that's always fascinated me was the harbour. Everywhere you look it's old mixed with new. My favourite part of the boardwalk is the area around Bishop's landing next to Sugah!. One moment you're looking a multi-million dollar energy efficient building the next you're looking at a 200 year old fortified island in the harbour.