Saturday, November 08, 2008

A Hidden Island Paradise Adventure

Laura-Jane and Cam


This post is to highlight a most interesting Hidden Island Paradise adventure. Imagine both you and your partner resigning form your jobs. Then selling your home and setting out in the depths of winter to cross the Canadian Rockies. Everything that you own is packed into a tiny covered trailer attached to a Toyota Land cruiser and you are headed East, four thousand miles East into a land where you have never been before. Why? You might ask, would anyone do such a thing. A great job? A chance to get rich? No, just the image of a tiny house on the internet that was calling to the hearts of two young residents of Victoria B.C.

So leaving family, home and jobs the adventure begins.

Read and see the entire adventure here

This is an adventure that all of us need to become part of.

Join the adventure

Till next post,

Smiles :o)


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Had lunch today at Famous Peppers.....

Hi again everyone

If you are in Eastern PEI (Prince Edward Island) give Famous Peppers a try...

Famous Peppers
A Healthy Alternative in family dining
in the heart of the village
6876 Water Street
Cardigan, PEI
C0A 1G0
Tel 902.583.3366
Famous Peppers is fast becoming a favorite lunch spot in Eastern Prince Edward Island.

I had the pleasure of being treated to lunch there today. My friend Peter said I am taking you to lunch my friend and we are going to Famous Peppers. The menu is always on line at Lunch on Line and they have the best pizza around. (we had a great pizza)

Peter and I each ate a quarter of the pizza and Peter had the other half boxed to take home with him.

The location is perfect located in the tiny village of Cardigan you can sit out on the deck and have a commanding view of the marina and of course the always beautiful Cardigan River.

Sidebar: I first saw the village of Cardigan in 1989 when our family was vacationing in the Eastern part of the island. I instantly fell in love with this quaint and beautiful little village. We had the opportunity to live there for a year (1993-4) when we first moved to this end of the island. The people are very friendly and the salt of the earth.

Just as we were finishing lunch a couple from Ontario came in . They were not in the mood for pizza but had a yen for some great seafood so we directed them to a great restaurant about 10 minutes away in the community of Georgetown called the Clam digger. I will save the Clam Digger for another post.

Our Island hospitality is to be experienced not just read about. Come join us here in my hidden Island Paradise. Prince Edward Island.

Till next time.

Smiles :o)


Saturday, June 28, 2008

A beautiful unique momento of Prince Edward Island

Hello readers

Welcome back to my Hidden Island Paradise.

Inspired by Prince Edward Island's beautiful beaches- swirled with red clay and seaweed and scented with a soothing blend of pure lavender, bay and cedar essential oils. A mini vacation!

Natural scented soap making right here on Prince Edward Island. Check out this very successful local business and learn how they make this beautiful product. Read the comments and if you wish, try out any of the unique natural Island products. If you like this unique line please be sure to tell Jennifer and Marcus.

Click here to visit the site.

Relax and enjoy, mmmmmmmmmm this is the life!

Smiles :o)


Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's Comming Back!...Get Ready...


Are you getting excited?... The Tour de PEI is returning to P.E.I. (My Hidden Island Paradise) on June 8th, 2008. Read the exert below and click through to the official website to follow all of the great world-class action... (these ladies are FAST!!!) Be sure to notice the bridge cam link below.

World-Class Cycling Returns to
Prince Edward Island with Tour de PEI

CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince Edward Island’s seaside villages and idyllic countryside will be transformed into Canada’s most exciting new cycling destination with the return of Tour de PEI from June 8-12.

The inaugural race was named Road Event Organizer of the Year by the Canadian Cycling Association in 2007. The event is now attracting a growing amount of interest from athletes around the world.

One hundred female cyclists are expected to participate in the five-day, five-stage race. The new route highlights the Island’s scenic countryside and coastline for thousands of spectators and 600,000 television viewers who are expected to tune into a feature presentation of the race. Media coverage reached one million households during last year’s event.

“Tour de PEI is a perfect fit for Prince Edward Island because it showcases before the world everything the province has to offer,” said the Honourable Valerie Docherty, Minister of Tourism and Honourary President of Tour de PEI. “This event is more than a bike race as it presents Prince Edward Island to the world.”

The participating athletes will cross scenic but challenging terrain covering a total of 403 kilometres, including a 120 kilometre-long race across the hilliest regions in central PEI.

A highlight of the race will take place on Monday, June 9, when cyclists will race in a time trial across the 12.9-kilometre-long Confederation Bridge. The bridge will be closed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on that day. (Read more....)

Also check out the LIVE Bridge cam. The Confederation Bridge in real time

Smiles :o)


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

This is a one time special post!

Hello to my Social Networking friends. If you think that Barack Obama (see video “Yes We Can!”) can change the real lives of millions of American people. Then Ed Dale, Dan Rain and the Thirty Day Challenge (see video " The Thirty Day Challenge Music Video") can change the real lives of billions of people around the globe in ways they could never imagine in their wildest dreams. I just wanted to share this little known but empowering information with friends within my own social network. Shhh don’t let the cat out of the bag so to speak. You can check it out if you wish at

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Rodd Brudenell River Resort Set to reopen...

Hi Everyone

If you are considering organizing your conference between now and October 2008 this is the place!

Located right here on my Hidden Island Paradise right next door to me I can tell you first hand that your conference will be the success that you desire it to be if you hold it here.

Just read the quick intro below and click through to the site to get the full experience.

Smiles :o)


You Belong. At Rodd Brudenell

With its four star facilities, tranquil setting within Brudenell River Provincial Park, and wide variety of activities offered on-site, Rodd Brudenell River -- A Rodd Signature Resort offers an unparalleled resort destination in Eastern Prince Edward Island -- only 30 minutes from Charlottetown.

Click Here to Enter the Rodd Brudenell River Resort website.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Experience The PEI Lobster Supper!

Another Prince Edward Island tradition, The Lobster Supper...I have to tell you. Tonight a group of about twelve of us got together for this fabulous experience.

Fresh PEI Lobster in the shell, Fresh PEI potato salad, fresh home made rolls with real butter and a variety of finger deserts. If you don't think that it is a special experience just read what Marialisa Calta of the Globe and Mail has to say. (Perhaps you might consider a visit to our Hidden Island Paradise just for The Lobster Supper experience)

SOURIS, PEI -- Sure, we've got spectacular scenery and untamed wilderness,
but with the country's burgeoning wine regions and

regional cuisines drawing international accolades,

Canada has a lot to offer the travelling gourmand

Every year, when my husband, two daughters and I make our annual trek to Prince Edward Island, I take the "seafood pledge" -- that no meat shall pass my lips for the duration of my stay in this seafood paradise. It's a pledge I keep happily and, with the exception of an occasional turkey sandwich or a burger, almost successfully. PEI is awash in mussels, oysters, clams, lobster and fish, including Atlantic salmon, char, haddock and cod.

Because we were once campers and now own a cabin on the island, we've done most of the cooking of grilled, fresh fish ourselves.

The island offers the ubiquitous battered-and-fried fish joints and a number of fine dining establishments, but for budget-minded travellers like us with kids in tow, the perfect compromise -- offering fresh seafood, family-friendly atmosphere and excellent prices -- is the PEI lobster supper.

Click here to read the remainder of her article and some links to follow.

Smiles :o)


Monday, April 21, 2008

Art Gallery B & B

Hi Everyone

From kayaking on the Brudenell to being a guest for the weekend at Arno and Linda's Art Gallery B & B in North Bedeque.

I had a wonderful weekend with great friends and the hospitality of Arno and Linda was second to none.

If you have the opportunity to visit our island then please consider the Art Gallery B & B for a night or two. (you won't be disappointed)

Here are just a few of the benefits of being their guest.

  • quiet, restful century home, located in the country, surrounded by wheat and potato fields.
  • 15 minutes from Confederation Bridge, 8 minutes to Summerside.
  • Five spacious bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms.
  • Linger over our 'all you can eat' country breakfast.
  • Close to beaches,golf courses, theatres, fine dining and shopping, 20 minutes to Cavendish and Anne of Green Gables. *Free Wireless Internet access* . 72 hour cancellation policy. English and German spoken.

  • Click Here to visit Arno and Linda's web page (Art Gallery B & B)

    Saturday, March 29, 2008

    Kayaking on the Brudenell

    I went Kayaking with Outside Expeditions check it out

    "We take great pride in the natural beauty around us and strive to constantly lessen our impact on the environment. We invite you to join us on a self-propelled exploration of our beautiful Island this season, get some exercise and experience the natural world from a unique and exciting perspective"....Quote from the Outside Expeditions website

    Click Here to go to the website

    Monday, March 24, 2008

    Hugh MacDonald an Island Poet

    MacDonald writes about farming on Prince Edward Island where he grew up, and where the earth is hard and red. The poems also revolve around island home life, and the daily life of making a living on the eastern seaboard, buying a car, a first marriage, and the loneliness that a writer can feel when he is left with his thoughts.

    Click Here to explore MacDonald's work