Meet Me in Nova Scotia

After visiting Prince Edward Island in August, I attended an academic conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On the drive there, I stopped in Truro to meet somebody special: Naomi my blogging friend from Consumed by Ink!

I met her outside of the library, a gorgeous building in the heart of Truro where the old brick meets the new library updates.


We chatted for a few minutes and then walked to a cafe, where I ate the most delicious seafood linguine I have ever had. No joke! Eating seafood near the ocean is always a good idea.

I enjoyed getting to know Naomi a little better and hearing about her family. I was impressed with the camping, biking, and hiking she does with her children. I realized that I need to be a braver mom when it comes to taking my children on local outdoors trips.

Naomi then shared her favorite bookstore with me. It was across from where we ate, and it is an adorable used bookstore with food and tea. Fittingly, it is called the Noveltea cafe and bookstore.

If you are ever in Truro, don’t forget to visit this lovely bookstore. And if you have the chance, meet up with Naomi. She is a gem. Thanks for hosting me in your beautiful city, Naomi!



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  1. Well that’s all right. I’ve often wondered if I’d ever meet a fellow blogger. It’s great that you did and across the big water at that! Whoa! Sounds like a great trip and wonderful pics. Thanks for posting!

  2. That is awesome. Having just gotten back from a trip to Toronto, I have other Canadian travel goals in mind for the future, and Nova Scotia is on my list! I follow Naomi too – that you met in person makes me smile.

  3. I was (and am) so happy that you came! And that I didn’t give you my cold. 🙂

    (It’s kind of crazy – but cool – to see a post featuring me and my town!)

    Did you take any pictures while you were in Halifax? Or is that another post?

    I think you are the brave one for all the traveling that you do!

    If anyone’s interested, here are a few pictures of the library from the outside:

    1. I think Halifax will be another post! And I’m glad you posted a link to the outside of the library. I looked and couldn’t find any from my trip! I guess we forgot to take one.

  4. I started Dorothy Gillman’s A NEW KIND OF COUNTRY the same day I read your post: a nice coincidence. Gillman writes about relocating to Nova Scotia after her youngest son leaves the nest…a woman alone in a big old house on a windswept beach, circa 1978. She writes very lovingly of the place and its people! (I am, in retirement, searching out books about women and these transition years, which si years ahead of where you are right now! But the place descriptions are lovely.)

    1. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for telling me about it. I love that you are reading books about where you are right now in your life. What a great idea.

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