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I’ll be home with bells on

Posted in Photography by Mandy Joy Poole on 29/12/2018

I didn’t have any bells, but I did go home! I went to Fox Harbour to spend Christmas with my family on December 22 and returned yesterday. I really enjoyed spending time with Mom and Dad, and my Aunts’ Lucy and Loretta. We also had some surprise visitors that I hadn’t seen for a few years. I missed having Grace around but was really lucky that my landlord Monica took great care of her while I was gone (She even did a stocking for Grace and one for me! plus presents! #spoiled)

My Mom of course treated us all to baked goods, cheese balls, turkey dinner and the works. My Aunt made my favorite pea soup which I ate way too much of lol. I got to spend some quality time with Dad in the shed working on a snowmobile which I really missed, we make such a great team. I wish I could go home more often.

Here’s some photos from my December. I’ll be doing another post on New Years Day. Love to you all.

M.

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The thing I like about needles

Posted in Journal Entries, Photography by Mandy Joy Poole on 09/12/2018

Is that you can get so damn creative with them. I really don’t mind needles, at all. Bloodwork is a breeze, and I’m now on my….*counts* 12th tattoo. Also, there’s the fact that you can put a bit of thread in them, and create some pretty neat things. My first ever embroidery is the flowers stitched below. Second, the mountains and moon. Third, the silent night. And fourth (done tonight) is the black moon and stars on ivory glittery felt. It’s really therapeutic. Who knew I would love stabbing things this much.

Ok I’m done being punny now. Hope you’re all having a good weekend!

M.

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Fall that quickly became winter

Posted in Journal Entries, Photography by Mandy Joy Poole on 07/11/2018

It’s only the 7 of November but it feels like we’re in the middle of winter here in Goose Bay. We’ve had a crazy amount of snow (and still falling as I type). The Internet has been touch and go, and sometimes the lights flicker. It’s kind of funny considering a book I read recently by Waubgeshig Rice deals with just that.. what would happen in a small town in the middle of winter if it were to lose power and Internet; connections with the outside world. It was a really great read and I suggest checking it out. There’s a picture of the book below in my photos.

Recently Goose Bay held it’s annual Christmas Traditions Craft Fair which I always attend, and was not disappointed. Year after year many from around the area gather to share their talents with others. There were some superb crafts for sale this year, including sealskin Christmas trees made with natural or dyed seal skin. Very intricate and thoughtful work. I also stocked up, as I do every few months, on Spruced Up goodies.. it’s the only soap I have been using for the past 2+ years because it is SO GOOD for your skin.

I hope everyone is doing well! I am in the middle of a cold virus + uvulitis which is making my throat super uncomfortable, but I’m enjoying every cup of tea I can get my hands on!

Stay warm;
M.