Sunday, June 19, 2011

Charlottetown Tour 1988

Charlottetown today

Welcome to all of my HIP readers.

Today a friend posted a video to my Facebook Profile Page. The video is quite long but if you have a little spare time it is well worth watching. It was shot in the City of Charlottetown I think in the summer of 1988. (almost 25 years ago)

The Charlottetown you are seeing in this video would have been very familiar to me as at that time. I was part of the management team of Central Credit Union  in O'Leary and spent a considerable amount of time in the City for Provincial meetings, staff training sessions and other Provincial Credit Union functions.

I hope you enjoy this little peek into what my hidden island paradise was like a little more than twenty years ago.

If you wanted to take the time you could go on Google Street View to compare what those same areas look like today. (well at least within the past say two or three years)

Charlottetown is of course considered the birthplace of Canada so this is a rare opportunity to get a tour narrated by a local Charlottetownian and a step back in time as well.


I will post again soon.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Royals Are Coming - Let's Do Tea...

Grandmas Tea Room - Cindy

While the newest Royal couple are visiting Canada and in particular P.E.I. during the first week of July 2011 the Dept of Tourism is promoting some special Royal events.

One of these special events will be :

Royal Tea - Hats'n Hospitalitea!

Tea is becoming quite popular here on my Hidden Island Paradise. (I am not sure if I can take any credit for that)

My friend Cindy Cousineau is hosting this particular event  between July 1st and July 9 th inclusive.

You can check out the details . Just  Click Here to find out more or you could  Click Here to visit Cindy's web page.

If you wanted to find out what other packages are available during the Royal Tour you can  Click Here to visit the Dept. of Tourism's web page.

If you are planning on being on my hidden island paradise around the same time as William and Kate then make it a point  to give Cindy a call and make a reservation to enjoy .
Royal Tea - Hats'n Hospitalitea!

You never know who might be there. William? Kate? or maybe even yours truly. You just never know. (if you do happen to see me in your travels, please say hello as I love meeting new people) So do plan on getting in touch with Cindy to make your reservation. Enjoy!

Here is a little sneak peek...

ROYAL TEA Hats'n Hospitalitea                                                                        

Cost:  $20.95 per person


Phone #:       (902) 367-7851                 

Where: Grandma's Afternoon Tea Room
Name: Cindy & Guy Cousineau

Address: 545 Malpeque Rd (Route 2) Winsloe, Charlottetown

Step from your Royal Coach into our graceful gardens following the tea pots to the great room where you will indulge in a British Flair Royal Tea.

Royal  Afternoon Tea-

  • Pot of tea, crustless sandwiches, scone, strawberry jam cream, sweets.
  • Photo of your afternoon tea
  • Dance card (something old)
  • Victorian Hats (somethings blue)
  • Beaded Handbags and Beads (something borrowed)
  • Reservation required (Something you need to do)
I will post again soon.